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Firefox world loses Web dev guru to Chrome

John Barton has led work on Firebug, a Firefox extension widely used in developing Web sites. Now he's moved to Chrome, reflecting the new balance of browser power.

By July 18, 2011


15 Firefox add-ons for Web developers

If you're a developer, Firefox extensions can help you get more out of your work. Here's a list of 15 add-ons that are all worth trying out.

By April 13, 2009


Yahoo: 13 rules for making your web pages faster

Yahoo's Exceptional Performance team has published a list of 13 rules to follow if you want a high performance website and released a Firefox add-on to help out.

By July 25, 2007


MMPORGs, microtransactions, and user experience

Microtransactions provide a potentially great way to place a value on services. But, providers must be transparent about how the goods affect the experience.

By July 16, 2009


Fix Gmail's failure to launch in Chrome and other browsers

When Gmail won't load in Firefox or Chrome, you've got several options for coaxing your inbox into view, although Google hasn't yet offered a permanent solution to the problem.

By December 21, 2010


Google offers JavaScript programming tools

In a new step to make the Web a more powerful foundation for programs, Google is releasing Closure Tools that it says produce faster, better code.

By November 5, 2009


Mozilla pushes for fast move to Firefox 3.6

Firefox management, trying to speed its browser development, wants a fast transition to the upcoming version 3.6. Not everyone agrees.

By October 21, 2009


Hackers target Facebook apps

Hackers have turned their attention to Facebook's hundreds of independent applications. The results are not terribly surprising, but do not tell a good tale.

By March 27, 2008


Firefox development dilemma: Tweak or overhaul?

Programmers are considering beefing up a version of Firefox 3.6 with some features planned for 3.7. Will that speed or slow the browser advancement?

By January 4, 2010


See Chrome's inner workings--and an Easter egg

Google's new browser shows a wealth of detail for programmers building Web sites or the open-source browser itself. And a mystery: what technology underlies the Easter egg?

By September 4, 2008