Mozilla, Google, Microsoft and Apple have decided to develop a binary format for the web. Called WebAssembly, this format could be a compilation target for any programming language, enabling applications to run in the browser or other agents.
Mozilla has released Firefox Developer Edition 40, with major updates to CSS Animation Inspector. Dave Camp, director of engineering for Firefox, told InfoQ these changes allow developers to see all CSS animations applied to the selected node and any child nodes, with it being common for several Web animations to be combined to get a single effect.
Mozilla has released Firefox 37, bringing native playback of HTML5 video for Windows, and many security changes.
64-bit builds for Firefox Developer Edition are now available for the first time on Windows. Plans for the builds were announced back in November 2014, when Mozilla first released details of their developer edition browser. Firefox Developer Edition 38 also brings fresh support for Ruby, with CSS Ruby enabled by default, and support of HTML5 ruby tags.
The modern.IE Platform Status indicates that now asm.js is in Development. According to Microsoft, the Chakra engine in Windows 10 will support asm.js, and Microsoft has been collaborating with Mozilla to implement it faster. Chrome is going to support it via TurboFan, a new optimizing compiler for V8.
Mozilla has released version 1.0 of L20n, an open source, localisation-specific scripting language.
Mozilla has this week released Firefox 34, with notable features including SSLv3 disabled by default, WebIDE, and the implementation of ECMAScript 6 WeakSet.
Last week, Mozilla hinted at Firefox Developer Edition, a version made "by developers, for developers." This special version is part of a celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the release of Firefox 1.0. But, in the days preceding the release, the company has gone uncharacteristically quiet.
Mozilla has implemented the protocol adapters that enable remote debugging in Chrome for desktop or Android and Safari/iOS. They are to be integrated into WebIDE.
MakeDrive is a new offline-first, syncing filesystem for the web, from Mozilla. Built on node.js and filer, it provides a sync service that other apps can use, while user retains full control of where her data lives.
The first stable ORTC (Object RTC) specification is out. The questions is how is it going to impact WebRTC?
Mozilla has released Firefox 31, including the implementation of new ECMAScript 6 features, malware blocking and new features for game developers.
This article presents the release process used by Mozilla for their browser.
Mitchell Baker has announced this week that Mozilla is adding Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to Firefox, joining the ranks of Microsoft, Google, and Apple who have implemented the system in their browsers. The Free Software Foundation has condemned the partnership between Mozilla and Adobe, describing Adobe as being "hostile to the free software movement and to Mozilla's own fundamental ideals."
Mozilla has released Firefox 29, bringing updates to the user interface as well as improvements in asm.js performance and new web API, including Web Audio API and CSS Flexbox, and a finalised and enabled Gamepad API.