Presenting the MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment (Web DNA) Report
The first annual MDN Developer Needs Assessment aims to represent the voices of developers and designers working on the web. We've analyzed the data provided by more than 28,000 completed surveys, and we've identified 28 discrete needs, sorted into 14 different themes. Four of the top ten needs relate to browser compatibility, our #1 theme. Documentation, Testing, Debugging, and Frameworks round out the top five.
Firefox brings you smooth video playback with the world’s fastest AV1 decoder
With this week's release of Firefox 67, the new high performance royalty-free AV1 video decoder dav1d is now enabled by default on all desktop platforms (Windows, OSX and Linux) for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. And work is in progress on rav1e, the Rust AV1 encoder.
Streaming RNNs in TensorFlow
The Machine Learning team at Mozilla is hard at work improving performance and ease-of-use for our open source speech-to-text engine. The upcoming 0.2 release will include a much-requested feature: the ability to do speech recognition live, as the audio is being recorded.
A Journey to <10% Word Error Rate
At Mozilla, we believe speech interfaces will be a big part of how people interact with their devices in the future. Today we are excited to announce the initial release of our open source speech recognition model so that anyone can develop compelling speech experiences.
Opus audio codec version 1.2 released
The Opus audio codec just got another major upgrade with the release of version 1.2, bringing many speech and music quality improvements, especially at low bitrates.
Shipping Rust in Firefox
TL;DR: Starting with Firefox 48, Mozilla is shipping its first production Rust code, with more to come! Mozilla ❤ Rust It’s hard to believe it’s been almost seven years since Mozilla Research first began sponsoring the development of Rust, at the time little more than an ambitious research experiment with a small but devoted community. […]
Methods for Web Content Analysis and Context Detection
This project was part of Portland State University’s senior capstone program. It is the work of seven students over the course of six months. For the duration of the project we worked with a Mozilla adviser, Dietrich Ayala, to keep on track with the project’s original requirements. The team was composed of the following students: […]
Developer survey results: libraries and cross-browser on mobile?
At Mozilla, we are dedicated to keep the web open and independent of a single company or technology. This means that users should have a choice of browsers and technology to use to go online and should not be blocked out because they can’t afford a certain device or are forbidden to change their browser. […]
There is no simple solution for local storage
TL;DR: we have to stop advocating localStorage as a great opportunity for storing data as it performs badly. Sadly enough the alternatives are not nearly as supported or simple to implement. When it comes to web development you will always encounter things that sound too good to be true. Sometimes they are good, and all […]