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Mozilla courts influential coders with special-purpose Firefox

Firefox got its first boost when Web programmers flocked to it a decade ago. Now Mozilla is trying that strategy afresh with a coder-focused version of the browser.

By November 3, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


The Real Deal 162: Cult of the Flip

Rafe and Tom explore just why those mini Flip type cameras are so popular and whether you should use one.

By May 22, 2009


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


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