Introducing Mozilla Hacks Weekly

We in the Developer Engagement Team at Mozilla – who write this blog, give presentations, work on the MDN documentation, meet the community and many other things – always try to stay on top what is happening on the Internet. And now we want to share our reading with you!

Introducing Mozilla Hacks Weekly

The idea behind Mozilla Hacks Weekly is to each Thursday present you with a link from each of our team members. It could be something news-worthy, or an article, resource or blog post that really helped us out recently. It is also our way of giving the proper credits to people who share such important and helpful information, and additionally, a way for you to getting to know us and our interests.

Weekly links July 28th 2011

Here are the picks for this week from the team members:

Christian Heilmann

A picture of Christian Heilmann In HTML5 notes for analysts and journalists Bruce Lawson cuts through some of the misinformation that is being spread about HTML5 and asks for clearer reporting on the subject.

Christian can be found on Twitter as @codepo8

Havi Hoffman

A picture of Havi Hoffman We (Mozilla) Fight For the User – In this 12 minute podcast, Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich goes deep on the future of Mozilla and the Web, including thoughts on what’s ahead for open web app stores, mobile interface/devices, and technology change in support of user sovereignty.

Havi can be found on Twitter as @freshelectrons

Janet Swisher

A picture of Janet SwisherWeapons of Mass Assignment: A high-profile Ruby on Rails app highlights some serious, yet easily avoided, security vulnerabilities. The official Rails security guide and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) list of Web application vulnerabilities would have helped catch all of the issues discussed in this article.

Janet can be found on Twitter as @jmswisher

Jay Patel

A picture of Jay Patel11 HTML5 Video Players You Should Try

Jay can be found on Twitter as @jaybhai

John Karahalis

A picture of John KarahalisDive into HTML5, a freely available book on HTML5 web development

John can be found on Twitter as @openjck

Louis-Rémi Babe

A picture of Louis-Rémi Babe
Ericson’s take on Web Real-Time Communication

Louis-Rémi can be found on Twitter as @Louis_Remi

Rob Hawkes

A picture of Rob Hawkes Car physics demo in WebGL: It’s not perfect, but this is a great demo of vehicle physics using 3D models in WebGL.

Rob can be found on Twitter as @robhawkes

Robert Nyman

A picture of Robert NymanHTML5 Audio support in web browsers – A walk-through of HTML5 codecs and their support in different web browsers, with a compatibility table.

Robert can be found on Twitter as @robertnyman

Stormy Peters

A picture of Stormy PetersSimple HTML slides. It’s really easy to create full feature slides in HTML these days. You can even have people follow along real time on the web.

Stormy can be found on Twitter as @storming

Will Bamberg

A picture of Will BambergProtecting Browsers from Extension Vulnerabilities: the design here formed the basis of Chrome’s extension system and influenced that of Mozilla’s Add-on SDK.

What did you read?

If you have any thoughts about the above links, or anything else you would want to share with us, feel more than free to do that in a comment below!

We would love to hear your takes and get tips on what to read and pay notice to.

About Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus]

Technical Evangelist & Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at and loves to travel and meet people.

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