At Mozilla we’ve been talking recently about how important the web has become to everything around us. The web – and the Internet it’s built on – has become the defining computing platform for this century. And most of that has happened because of web developers, and the freedom they have enjoyed.
Firefox is one of the most important tools for web developers. Firebug combined with Firefox’s strong support for standards means that most web developers are building for Firefox first and then porting to other browsers later.
But even with developers using Firefox for development there hasn’t been an easy way for those of us at the Mozilla project to let you know about what’s going on at Mozilla – what we’re putting in Firefox, what we’re doing to bring the web forward and what we’re doing for web developers. (Although the hacks weblog is the first attempt at that.) And conversely there isn’t an obvious way for individual web developers to give Mozilla structured feedback about what’s important to them or what issues they might be having.
That’s why we’re working on the Mozilla Developer Network. It will serve two purposes:
- To provide you with information about what’s going on at Mozilla and around the web.
- To give you the chance to give us structured feedback and become part of the Mozilla Community.
Our first step is to do a quick survey. If we can get 5,000 responses to the survey, we’ll release the aggregate results.
The survey itself asks you about how you work, what you think of Firefox and should only take a few minutes to complete.
Thanks! We’ll have more on the Mozilla Developer Network as things progress.