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Anticipated Firefox 39 Released After Stability Issues Cause Delays

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Jul 08, 2015

Mozilla has released Firefox 39, after initial stability issues caused by a third party application. The much-anticipated release brings with it support for CSS Scroll Snap Points, new sharing features, and improved dev tools -- as well as several critical bug fixes.

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Mozilla Releases Major Update to CSS Animation Inspector in Firefox Developer Edition

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  May 26, 2015

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.

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Microsoft: Edge Performs Better than Chrome and Firefox

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  May 21, 2015

This article outlines some of the performance optimizations done for the Chakra engine and the Octane and Jet Stream benchmark results for Edge, Chrome and Firefox.

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Firefox 38 Released, Adds Support for DRM

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  May 13, 2015

Version 38 of Mozilla Firefox has been released, adding new HTML5 features and support for DRM-protected content on Windows.

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Firefox 37 Brings Native Playback of HTML5 Video

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 13, 2015

Mozilla has released Firefox 37, bringing native playback of HTML5 video for Windows, and many security changes.

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Firefox Developer Edition Brings 64-bit Windows Builds

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 10, 2015

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.

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The Current Status of Browser-based Virtual Reality in HTML5

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 22, 2015

The SFHTML5 group recently had a meeting discussing HTML5 technologies for creating virtual reality experiences – WebGL, WebVR, Three.js, GLAM –, and the current development status for implementing support for them in Firefox and Chrome. The idea is to bring the entire web into the VR experience.

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Service Workers Promise to Make Web Apps Feel Native

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 03, 2014

The service worker browser feature holds promise for developers looking to make their web apps feel more like native apps. Running in the background and without user interaction, service workers enable advanced scenarios such as offline functionality, cache, background sync, geofencing, and push notifications.

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Firefox 34 Brings SSLv3 Security Fix, New HTML5 Implementations

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 03, 2014

Mozilla has this week released Firefox 34, with notable features including SSLv3 disabled by default, WebIDE, and the implementation of ECMAScript 6 WeakSet.

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Lovefield: An SQL-like Query Engine by Google

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 18, 2014

Lovefield is a JavaScript library providing an SQL-like query engine to web developers who want the benefits of a relational database.

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Mozilla Quiet Ahead of Firefox Developer Edition Launch

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 08, 2014 1

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.

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Chrome 38 Supports Art Direction through the picture Element

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 16, 2014

Google has added support for the element in the recently released Chrome 38, enabling developers to specify multiple image sources based on various media queries.

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Microsoft's JavaScript Engine Learns New Tricks For Windows 10

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 15, 2014

The Internet Explorer team at Microsoft recently detailed changes to the JavaScript engine coming in Windows 10. A significant change is the addition of a second tier in the Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler to reduce startup time.

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Microsoft WinJS 3.0 Now Supports Multiple Platforms

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 18, 2014

Microsoft has enhanced WinJS by adding support for multiple platforms and several major browsers, has modularized it and made it work with other JavaScript libraries.

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Debugging Apps in Chrome and Safari with Firefox

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 17, 2014

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.

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