It’s Thursday, folks, and you know what that means, right? It’s time for Mozilla Hacks Weekly, with recommended reading from the Mozilla Developer Engagement Team!
Weekly links August 18th 2011
As usual, anything you think we should read or be aware of, don’t hesitate to post a comment, contact us on Twitter or through any other mean.
Here comes this week’s treats!
This water implementation in WebGL
is incredibly impressive. Turn the box and also don’t forget to drag the ball around. Beautifully done and it shows that interactive WebGL experiences are very engaging. Imagine this paired with touch interfaces and you have the introductory screen Microsoft’s Surface table had.
If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Christian, he’s available on Twitter as @codepo8.
Anatomy of a HTML5 Mobile App
Tries to answer the question: “We all agree HTML5 can get the job, but can it DO the job?” A interesting look at all the pieces to developing an HTML5 mobile app vs going native.
Jay can be found on Twitter as @jaybhai
Firefox Electrolysis 101 (part 1)
Tim Taubert started an excellent series of posts on Electrolysis, Firefox’s upcoming multi-process architectural shift. Highly recommended for add-on developers or people interested in the future of Firefox development.
If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Jeff, he’s available on Twitter as @canuckistani.
and introduces a new minimalistic loader: yal.js
If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Louis-Rémi, he’s available on Twitter as @Louis_Remi.
is a command line interface that lets you keep your Node apps running for, well, ever! Never again do you have to worry about a random crash taking your app down until you next check on it.
If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Rob, he’s available on Twitter as @robhawkes.
Mozilla Brown Bag on BrowserID & Privacy
– It really worries me when people login to sites with their Facebook identity. They are giving control over their identity on the web to a non neutral third party. Mozilla is trying to fix this problem with BrowserID. It will let you login to websites with one ID – in ways that preserve your privacy.
Stormy can be found on Twitter as @storming
The new release of Firefox has brought us ScratchPad, a very cool new tool for Web devs, a bit like the Web Console on steroids. Kevin Dangoor has a great post on this: Introducing ScratchPad
. Web devs who want to know what is coming in this department with future Firefox versions should follow the Devtools blog
If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Tristan, he’s available on Twitter as @nitot.
He regularly also blogs at http://robertnyman.com and loves to travel and meet people.
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