Topic: mozilla

AWS to sponsor the Rust programming language

AWS has decided to sponsor the Rust programming language now that many of its services run on the Mozilla-sponsored language including Lambda, EC2 and S3. It also announced that it will be offering AWS promotional credits to open-source projects to “free up resources for open source projects to further expand and innovate in their communities.” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: $100 million grant for the web, Streamlio announces Apache Pulsar sandbox, and Mobile Labs’ GigaFox Red and Silver

Coil, Mozilla and Creative Commons announced a $100 million grant for the web to advance web monetization for individual content creators and monetization service providers.  According to the companies, the fund will protect privacy by creating alternatives for web monetization that are not dependent on collecting consumer data, creating an open payment ecosystem that enables … continue reading

Mozilla’s response to Manifest v3

Mozilla is responding to Google’s upcoming Manifest v3 changes. Manifest v3 is Google’s next Chrome extensions manifest version designed to provide “stronger security, privacy and performance guarantees,” but it also comes with a number of difficult changes browsers like Mozilla will have to address. “In November 2018, Google proposed an update to their API, which … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Creating a safer Internet

We are living in a world where we are more connected than ever, but that connectivity can leave us vulnerable to attack. We communicate online, we shop online and we trust that our personal and private information will be safe online. However, history has shown that isn’t always the case with even the most prominent … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla launches Mozilla WebThings, Microsoft open-sources Data Accelerator, Clear Software and Automation Anywhere team up

Mozilla released Mozilla WebThings, an open platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web with two core components: WebThings Gateway and WebThings Framework. WebThings Gateway provides software distribution for smart home gateways that can track logs, alarms and more. Version 0.8 is now available, enabling developers to switch their gateway network settings through the … continue reading

Mozilla’s Fluent 1.0 localization package released

Mozilla launched the first full release of its Fluent localization file specification today and has put a call out to developers behind translation tools to take the release for a test run. Fluent comprises “localization specifications, implementations and good practices,” Mozilla localization specialist Staś Małolepszy wrote in the announcement. The main focus of Fluent is … continue reading

Iodide brings data science to your browser

Mozilla is releasing an experimental scientist communication and exploration tool for the web. Iodide enables data scientists to create, share, collaborate and reproduce reports and visualizations on the web with familiar tools. According to the company, while the data and scientific computing world is exploding, there has been little work done to give scientists access … continue reading

Mozilla: Common Voice is now the largest publicly available transcribed voice dataset

Following through on its goal of producing the world’s most diverse voice dataset, Mozilla believes it has now released what is now the largest transcribed voice dataset available publicly. The Common Voice project was started by the company as a way to make voice recognition available to everyone. “Most of the data used by large … continue reading

Firefox 65’s DevTools provide new features to help developers to master CSS layouts

Mozilla recently released Firefox 65, and with it came several new features in DevTools. The release last week introduced better ways to master CSS layouts with its new Flexbox Inspector. “We want you to go from ‘trying things until they work’ to really understanding how your browser lays out a page,” Mozilla wrote in a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Dynatrace’s code level insights, Java Card 3.1, and Mozilla’s Test Pilot Program ends

Dynatrace is now offering automatic code level insights on applications that use Go. Dynatrace will automatically discover and monitor Go components so that developers do not need to inject code into microservices or change the code of Go applications. Dynatrace believes this capability will help organizations that use high profile cloud platforms that were built … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Pepperdata’s Application Spotlight, Alibaba teams up with data Artisans, and Firefox Reality on HTC Vive

Pepperdata has announced that it is now offering a free version of its Application Spotlight APM solution. The free version can be used in a single cluster of up to 20 nodes. According to Pepperdata, the solution enables developers to quickly identify and solve issues. “This free offering gives developers a powerful introduction to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Test Automation University begins, Scratch 3.0, and Mozilla’s plans for Thunderbird

Applitools has announced the first courses of the year for its Test Automation University. The company first announced the program in November as a way to teach test automation skills through community-driven educational training courses. “At Test Automation U, we don’t want to limit learning to any one particular school of thought, which is why … continue reading

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