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Mozilla and Unity Team Up to Rule Web Gameplay

by João Paulo Marques on  Apr 18, 2014

Mozilla and Unity recently announced they have joined forces to bring Unity's popular game engine to the web using WebGL standard and Mozilla’s asm.js.

Cordova 3.4 Embraces Firefox OS

by Abel Avram on  Feb 22, 2014

Taking a detour from their original pure-HTML5 approach to mobile development, Mozilla has been working on adding support for Firefox OS to Cordova, which has happened with the latest Cordova 3.4.0.

Mozilla Foundation Announces Firefox OS Contribution Program

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 31, 2014

In an effort to accelerate the development of Firefox OS, Mozilla announced a Contribution Program which will aim at providing dedicated developers with access to resources and reference hardware. Foxconn will manufacture the initial reference hardware, a tablet. The program will be open to developers, localizers, testers, and bug fixers.

Rust 0.9 Released With Revised Threading Model

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 16, 2014

The Rust team has released the latest version of its next generation programming language. New in this release is a redesigned threading system and several refinements as the language moves towards its 1.0 release.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

Debate: Do We Need a Universal Web Bytecode?

by Abel Avram on  May 22, 2013 11

Is a universal web bytecode worth the trouble creating it? Is LLVM the solution? Which is better at running native code in the browser: Mozilla asm.js or Google PNaCl? This article contains opinions expressed on the web on these issues.

Google, Opera Fork WebKit. Samsung Joins Firefox to Push Servo

by Abel Avram on  Apr 04, 2013

There are two major browser developments recently announced, both targeting parallel architectures: Google and Opera with Blink, a WebKit fork, while Samsung joins Mozilla to push Servo forward.

Learning to Scale Websites at Mozilla

by Aslan Brooke on  Feb 08, 2013

Mozilla is scaling websites from thousands to hundreds of millions of users through simple scaling patterns they have learned internally according to Brandon Burton, web operations engineer at Mozilla. The lessons learned include caching, scaling out web servers, asynchronous jobs, and databases.

Mozilla Sweet.js: Extending JavaScript with Macros

by Abel Avram on  Oct 19, 2012 2

Mozilla Sweet.js enables developers to enrich JavaScript by adding new syntax to the language through the use of macros. This helps developers to customize the JavaScript syntax for their style, or to expand it by creating a new JavaScript-based DSL useful for their niche domain.

Interview on Rust, a Systems Programming Language Developed by Mozilla

by Abel Avram on  Aug 03, 2012 3

Rust is a systems programming language developed by Mozilla and targeted at high performance applications. This post contains an interview with Graydon Hoare, Rust’s creator.

Mozilla Mulls H.264 Support

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 16, 2012 4

Historically, Mozilla has rejected the use of non-open codecs (such as H.264), a subject that has been covered before on InfoQ. The main reason is ideological; H.264 is covered by patents and licensed by the MPEG-LA. Could this stance be softening, with the proposal to allow platform-provided codecs for video support?

The Current Status of Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko

by Abel Avram on  Feb 27, 2012 3

Mozilla has progressed with Boot2Gecko, an open mobile operating system who’s interface is made up of applications based only on HTML, JavaScript and CSS, and running on top of Gecko. Telefonica, Deutsche Telecom and Adobe have announced their interest in the platform.

Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview

by Bienvenido David on  Jan 17, 2012

Mozilla has launched the Mozilla Labs Apps Developer Preview, an early view of the Mozilla Labs Apps marketplace. The Mozilla Labs Apps project allows developers to create HTML5 applications that run across multiple devices using Web standards like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. The Mozilla Labs Apps project will also operate its own marketplace to help in the distribution of these HTML5 applications.

Mozilla Favors Web Over Native Application Development

by Abel Avram on  Aug 25, 2011

Mozilla has started working on WebAPI, a set of APIs for accessing device functionality usually accessible only for native applications in an attempt to develop a cross platform solution that will enable developers to write web applications once for all mobile OSes.

Enterprise Reacts to Browser Release Cycle

by Vinayak Palankar on  Jul 26, 2011 3

Enterprise organizations were taken by surprise with the recent release of Firefox 5.0 just three months after 4.0, citing security concern and lack of stable Firefox versions for enterprises to work with. At the same time Microsoft has reaffirmed its commitment to enterprises as well as general web consumers.

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