Tag Archives: Firefox

Replacing the Jet Engine While Still Flying

Firefox is taking a one-piece-at-a-time strategy to replace the Gecko rendering engine with a modern one coded in Rust.

 

Mozilla’s been working on a brand new, top-secret engine. Except it’s totally not top-secret. Never was. At another company it would have been a top-secret project. At Mozilla, it’s all done out in the open.

The project is called Servo. It was started as an experiment. It’s coded in a new programming language called Rust. (Gecko is written in C++.) And it’s open source. You can totally help us make it.

Read more from the source: jensimmons.com

The First Browser Dedicated to Developers is Coming

Firefox creates bridges to use the Firefox Dev Tools on other browsers and even mobile devices. Will it become your new workflow?

 

From Mozilla’s Blog:

We decided to unleash our developer tools team on the entire browser to see how we could make your lives easier.

We’ve redesigned the browser by looking at it through a completely new filter to put developers’ interests first. It’s built by developers for developers so you can debug the whole Web, allowing you to more easily build awesome Web experiences. It also integrates some powerful new tools like WebIDE and the Firefox Tools Adapter.

Soon, we’re going to bring you more, a lot more, in a package that you deserve as a builder for an independent Web.

Get ready to spread the word (#Fx10) or sign up for our Hacks newsletter here to be emailed as soon as the browser is available.

Read more from the source: The Mozilla Blog

Heartbleed, Shellshock and now Poodlebleed: are we safe on the web?

Use this online test to check your server then use Firefox and set security.tls.version.min to 1

 

Luke Rehmann explains:

Poodlebleed is a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0. Poodle is actually an acronym for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. The vulnerability allows the decryption to plaintext of secure connections. The bug was discovered by Google Security Team researcher Bodo Möller in collaboration with Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz.

Read more at poodlebleed.com

CSS Variables Land in Firefox 31

An uncertain future: Firefox implements CSS variables even though other browser vendors have not committed either way.

 

Craig takes a look at native CSS variables, which can now be used in Firefox 31. Has the technology become redundant before we can use it?

Preprocessors such as Sass, Less, and Stylus provide variable functionality with many other benefits.

Read more from the source: SitePoint