Friday, May 12th, 2006

Ajax Experience Day 3: Panel

Category: Firefox, IE, The Ajax Experience

With key people present from Mozilla and the IE team present, today’s Ajax Experience panel is focused mostly on browser issues. A rare opportunity for Ajax developers to talk directly with the people who define our day-to-day constraints. As I write this, it’s thirty minutes after the panel finished and there’s still a decent crowd Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:34 pm

2 rating from 231 votes

Monday, February 20th, 2006

The Future of JavaScript: an Update from Brendan Eich

Category: Firefox, JavaScript, Programming, Python

Brendan Eich has posted a status update on some of the work going into the upcoming JavaScript 2, aka ECMAScript Edition 4 (ES4). One feature that should look familiar to Python hackers are generators and iterators, as seen in the following example taken from a console session: < View plain text > javascript js> function Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 7:00 am

4 rating from 118 votes

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Selenium IDE 0.7 Released

Category: Firefox, Testing, Utility

Patrick Lightbody just posted about the release of Selenium IDE, the Firefox plugin which allows you to drive functional tests of your web application. This Firefox plugin is the best way to get started with web application testing. It is 100% functional by itself, or it can be used in combination with Selenium and any Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:50 am

4.3 rating from 27 votes

Monday, January 9th, 2006

J3Unit: javascript testing + jetty and junit

Category: Builds, Firefox, Java, JavaScript, Testing, Toolkit

J3Unit is a new OO testing framework for Javascript with optional integration with Jetty and Junit for automation into your test suite. It builds upon the work done with the test unit runner and JSUnit. Of course, you can grab the zip file and just get up and running in static mode. Or take Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 3:52 pm

3.7 rating from 37 votes

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Firefox 1.5: JavaScript Console Highjacking

Category: Firefox

I noticed that my JavaScript console started to spew out CSS errors in 1.5 land: Then I saw information about Console2 which gives you just JavaScript errors, and lets the CSS ones go by. Having access to CSS errors is great, but it would be nice to be able to toggle exactly what we want Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:01 am

3.6 rating from 10 votes

Taking Firefox 1.5 for a ride with SVG and Canvas

Category: Browsers, Canvas, Firefox

As soon as Firefox 1.5 comes out, people want to play with some of the shiny nobs. SVG: How Did The Moon Get Into Orbit? One of the early post-release examples of SVG support on Firefox 1.5 was this demo showing moon orbits. If you take a peak into the source you see the magic Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am

4.1 rating from 15 votes

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Firefox 2 and 3: Concurrent Development

Category: Browsers, Editorial, Firefox

Brendan Eich has posted about new roadmaps and how “we propose to develop the front end of Firefox 2 and the platform for Firefox 3 concurrently, with Firefox 2 releasing in less than a year.” What’s the plan in the draft for Gecko 1.9 The draft Gecko 1.9 roadmap is interesting. Graphics and layout capabilities: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:39 am
1 Comment

3.6 rating from 8 votes

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Canvas Examples for Firefox 1.5

Category: Browsers, Canvas, Firefox

With Firefox 1.5 Alpha 2, Firefox includes a new HTML element for programmable graphics. <canvas> is based on the WhatWG canvas specification, which itself is based on Apple’s <canvas> implemented in Safari. It can be used for rendering graphs, UI elements, and othercustom graphics on the client. <canvas> creates a fixed size drawing surface that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:28 am

3.9 rating from 10 votes

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Flock: New Browser on Firefox

Category: Editorial, Firefox

Bar Camp showed off Flock: We’re introducing the world’s most innovative social browsing experience. We call it the two-way web. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be seeding invites to a few lucky folks. Sign up to find out when invites are available Flock – Social Browsing is Cool By Techcrunch Flock was originally called Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 pm
1 Comment

2.8 rating from 10 votes

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Ajax Yahoo! Mail Enhanced via Firefox Plugin

Category: Firefox, Showcase

Vivek Jishtu has written a Firefox extension that adds Ajax support to Yahoo! Mail: Adds AJAX support to the current Yahoo! mail and makes it a little more friendly. You can preview your messages without leaving your inbox. It adds a small arrow next to your email list. Click on the arrow to preview the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:24 am

2.8 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Firefox 1.5: What’s Missing in Deer Park

Category: Editorial, Firefox

Alex Russell has voiced in on what he would like to see out of Firefox 1.5: Here are a couple of simple-ish things that would make our lives immeasurably better: Local string caching from script: This is a strange name for a very very powerful capability: caching. Webdevs today need a coherent, simple, and workable Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:02 pm

3.6 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

View Post-rendered Source

Category: Firefox, Utility

Michael Moncur found the View Formatted Source Mozilla extension. He hit the nail on the head with respect to its usefulness. Having color-coded HTML is fine and all, but the interesting piece is that the source that is shown isn’t just what was downloaded from the server, but represents the current work, post script: I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 pm

3.3 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Firefox, Windows, and SVG

Category: Browsers, Firefox

And while we’re on the topic of SVG… By way of, an SVG enthusiast demonstrates how to get the (Windows only) Adobe SVG Viewer 6.0 “pre-alpha” (not a beta, as he claims) to work along-side Deer Park’s native SVG support. The blog entry is unnecessarily critical of a *preview* release of Deer Park’s unfinished Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:00 am

3.4 rating from 7 votes

Monday, June 13th, 2005

Deer Park: Firefox 1.1 Alpha Release

Category: Browsers, Firefox

In case you missed it, the Mozilla Foundation recently released Deer Park Alpha 1, a developer preview of Firefox 1.1. In addition to various miscellaneous fixes (my favorite being that scrollable divs now response to the mouse wheel), Deer Park includes the new SVG, canvas, and E4X technologies that we’ve mentioned before. Download it and Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:53 pm

3 rating from 8 votes