Topic: firefox

Mirantis’ partnership with Intel, new IBM Bluemix services, and Mozilla’s Firefox add-on changes—SD Times news digest: Aug. 24, 2015

Mirantis is partnering with Intel to accelerate enterprise OpenStack and cloud adoption. The company announced a US$100 million round of funding led by Intel Capital. The funding is part of Intel’s Cloud for All initiative, and will go toward adding increased capabilities for enterprise deployments. “With Intel as our partner, we’ll show the world that … continue reading

Microsoft’s open-source iOS bridge for Windows 10, a Firefox exploit, and WebGLStudio.js—SD Times news digest: Aug. 7, 2015

Microsoft has released an early look at its open-source Windows 10 Bridge for iOS. Previously known as “Project Islandwood,” the bridge allows iOS developers to build and run apps on Windows. The version currently available to the open-source community is a work in progress, and Microsoft is encouraging feedback and code contributions before the final … continue reading

Mozilla calls out Microsoft on new Windows 10 browser features

Windows 10 officially arrived this week, and not everyone is impressed. In an open letter to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, Mozilla’s CEO Chris Beard called the company out on what he calls a disturbing feature of Windows 10. The latest release of the operating system automatically changes users’ default apps, such as making Microsoft Edge … continue reading

Mozilla blocks Flash in Firefox

More and more tech companies are piling on the “Occupy Flash” movement as Adobe’s Flash Player continues to be beset by publicly known security vulnerabilities. Mark Schmidt, Mozilla’s head of Firefox support, tweeted that the company has officially blocked Flash in all versions of Mozilla Firefox. He clarified that the block will only remain in … continue reading

Mozilla changes Firefox’s development process

Mozilla is trying to address the latest trends in the software development industry by re-examining how the company builds Firefox. “Firefox is built on Web technologies, but we could do a much better job of capitalizing on that,” Dave Camp, director of engineering for Firefox, wrote in an email to Firefox developers. According to Camp, … continue reading

The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

JavaScript is everywhere. Once relegated to an Internet fad, the malleable programming language has evolved along with the Web and now finds itself entrenched in modern browsers, complex Web applications, mobile development, server-side programming, and in emerging platforms like the Internet of Things. Underlying that browser-centric user and developer shift, JavaScript has developed a robust … continue reading

Which protocol will take over for HTTP?

Now that the HTTP/2 specification has been formally approved, it seems that the Web has two choices when it comes to replacing HTTP: HTTP/2 or HTTP Secure (HTTPS). HTTPS is a protocol designed to improve encryption and communications across the Web. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with a group of technology organizations and researchers, … continue reading

Mozilla’s Node.js modules for Firefox OS, Git 2.3, and new hybrid Azure test environments—SD Times news digest: Feb. 6, 2015

Mozilla has open-sourced node-firefox, a collection of Node.js modules to help developers create Firefox OS apps. The modules allow developers to interact with Firefox using Mozilla’s DevTools remote protocol in their already existing Node.js tool chains, but through Mozilla’s WebIDE tool in a more terminal-based experience. Each module performs a different task in a separate … continue reading

Firefox Hello in Firefox 35, io.js 1.0, and Google Cloud Monitoring—SD Times news digest: January 14, 2015

Firefox Hello, the WebRTC in-browser chat feature first included in Firefox 34, is now available to all with the launch of Firefox 35. The real-time communication feature allows users to start plug-in-free video chats within the browser in the form of a pop-up box, without the aid of a service such as Google Hangouts and … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1 io.js was featured in last week’s Top 5 trending projects. #2: Go The Go programming language is hot this week on the heels of its version 1.4 release, the fifth major stable release of Go. Go 1.4’s most important feature is official support for Android, using the core and libraries to enable writing of … continue reading

Firefox 34 features in-browser WebRTC client, Firefox Hello

The flashiest news out of the Firefox 34 release may be Mozilla’s switch from Google to Yahoo as its default search engine, but the far more significant news is a WebRTC client built directly into the browser. The first Firefox 34 Beta release including a WebRTC client debuted back in September, but the official Firefox … continue reading

Mozilla designs browser specifically for developers

Mozilla is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Firefox with the release of Firefox Developer edition, a browser dedicated to developers. “Developers are critical to the continued success of the Web,” wrote Dave Camp, director of developer tools at Mozilla, on the company’s blog. “The content and apps they create compel us to come back to … continue reading

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