Introducing wasm-pack, a new tool for assembling and packaging Rust crates that target WebAssembly. These packages can be published to the npm Registry and used alongside other packages. This means you can use them side-by-side with JS and other packages, and in many kind of applications.
This post introduces Web Demystified, a new video series targeting web makers -- everyone who builds things for the web: designers, developers, project and team managers, students, hobbyists, and experts. Our goal is to provide basic information for beginners, with subject matter that will also serve as a refresher on web fundamentals - beginning with episodes that describe the web itself, and HTML, its first language.
Last year Mozilla started Project Things to help developers connect physical “things” to the web in a safe, secure and interoperable way. Now, with the 0.4 release of the Things Gateway, you can add native web things to your gateway, to control them alongside all your other smart home devices. The advantage of native web things is that they don’t need a custom gateway adapter because they follow a common standard using existing web technologies.
Publishing a changelog is a tradition in open source, and a long-time practice on the web. In this changelog, MDN engineers report on what happened in March to the code, data, and tools that support MDN Web Docs, and look ahead to what's on plan for this month. Learn more about the work of the MDN engineering team and their impact, and discover opportunities to participate in building and supporting MDN Web Docs and the open web platform.
We’re in the middle of our Firefox Quantum Extensions Challenge so we’ve been pondering what makes a great extension. Great browser extensions add functionality and fun to Firefox, but there’s more to it than that. They’re easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to find. If you’re building an extension, Dustin Driver offers some simple steps to help it shine. The Quantum Extensions Challenge is running until April 15, 2018. Prizes will be awarded to the top extensions in three categories: Games & Entertainment, Dynamic Themes, and Tab Manager/Organizer. Enter today and keep making awesome extensions!
The MDN team is migrating browser compatibility data into a JSON database to make it more useful and extensible for web developers. On a recent weekend in Paris, a group of Mozillians and friends gathered to work on projects to improve and extend the BCD data. The Hack on MDN event combined unconference and hackathon; participants pitched projects and committed to working on concrete tasks. Check out the brilliant results of their collaboration.
One of Mozilla’s top priorities is to keep our users safe; this commitment is written into our mission. As soon as we discover a critical issue in Firefox, we plan a rapid mitigation. This post describes how we fixed a Pwn2Own exploit discovery and released new builds of the browser in less than 22 hours, through the collaborative and well-coordinated efforts of a global cross-functional team.