Firefox 66 is out, and brings with it a host of great new features like screen sharing, scroll anchoring, autoplay blocking for audible media, and initial support for the Touch Bar on macOS.
Dodrio is a new virtual DOM library that is designed to leverage the strengths of both Wasm’s linear memory and Rust’s low-level control by making extensive use of fast bump allocation. Early benchmarking results validate Dodrio’s design and show that it already has best-in-class performance. Now we're seeking feedback from real-world usage.
Meet Iodide, an experimental open source tool to help scientists write beautiful interactive documents using web technologies, all within a browser-based iterative workflow that will be familiar to many scientists.
WebXR meets the Web of Things when two developers build a prototype that applies 3D visualisation to power an IoT interface. In this post they demonstrate how open, accessible web technologies make it possible to combine software from different domains to create engaging new interactive experiences. And how you can get started too!
There have been 69 security bugs in Firefox’s style component since the browser was first released in 2002. If we'd had a time machine and could have written this component in Rust from the start, 51 (73.9%) of these bugs would not have been possible. Rust isn't foolproof, but by removing the burden of memory safety, Rust lets programmers focus on logical correctness and soundness.
In November, I wrote about my team’s work on experimental new web design tools and introduced a survey to rank the challenges of web design and development. The insights you shared continue to inform priorities for the Firefox DevTools' 2019 roadmap. Our main takeaway: developers and designers of every experience level want a better understanding of CSS debugging. We're on it.
Multithreading allows programs to do more faster, but adds synchronization bugs and attacks. Programming languages have evolved different concurrency strategies to help developers manage both the performance and security challenges of multi-threaded applications. Diane Hosfelt explores the challenges of thread safety, and the approach that Rust takes.
Building a virtual reality experience may seem daunting, but it really isn’t. WebVR and frameworks like A-Frame make it easy to get started right. This is why we worked with Glitch to create a WebVR starter kit. Today we introduce a free, 5-part video course with interactive code examples that will teach you the fundamentals of WebVR using A-Frame.