Firefox 63 – Tricks and Treats!

Firefox 63 comes with some long-awaited treats: an implementation of web components, including custom elements and the shadow DOM. Potch also covers the Fonts Editor, the associated font panel in the Firefox DevTools Inspector, and reduced motion preferences in CSS.
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Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/firefox-63-tricks-and-treats/

WebAssembly’s post-MVP future: A cartoon skill tree

People have a misconception—they think that the WebAssembly that landed in browsers back in 2017—is the final version. In fact, we still have many use cases to unlock, from heavy-weight desktop applications, to small modules, to JS frameworks, to all the things outside the browser… Node.js, and serverless, and the blockchain, and portable CLI tools, and the internet of things.
The WebAssembly that we have today is not the end of this story—it’s just the beginning.
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Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/webassemblys-post-mvp-future/

Introducing Opus 1.3

Opus is a totally open, royalty-free, audio codec that can be used for all audio applications, from music streaming and storage to high-quality video-conferencing and VoIP. This 1.3 release brings quality improvements to both speech and music compression, ambisonics support, and more.
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Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/introducing-opus-1-3/

Show your support for Firefox with new badges

If you use Firefox and want to show your support, we’ve made a collection of badges you can add to your website. Whether you’re passionate about Mozilla’s mission, or just think Firefox is a kick-ass product, we’d love your help in spreading the word.
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Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/show-your-support-for-firefox-with-new-badges/

Home Monitoring with Things Gateway 0.6

The latest version of the Things Gateway rolling out today comes with new home monitoring features that let you directly monitor your home over the web, without a middleman. That means no monthly fees, your private data stays in your home by default, and you can choose from a variety of sensors made by different manufacturers.
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Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/home-monitoring-with-things-gateway-0-6/

Calls between JavaScript and WebAssembly are finally fast 🎉

At Mozilla, we want WebAssembly to be as fast as it can be. This started with its design, which gives it great throughput. Then we improved load times with a streaming baseline compiler. With this, we compile code faster than it comes over the network. Now, in the latest version of Firefox Beta, calls between JS and WebAssembly are faster than many JS to JS function calls. Here’s how we made them fast – illustrated in code cartoons.
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Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/calls-between-javascript-and-webassembly-are-finally-fast-%f0%9f%8e%89/

Hack on MDN: Better accessibility for MDN Web Docs

Making websites accessible to a wide range of users is a vital topic for creators on the web. Over a long weekend in late September, more than twenty people met in London to work on improving accessibility on the MDN Web Docs website — both the content about accessibility and the accessibility of the site itself. While much remains to be done, the result was a considerable refresh and new opportunities for ongoing participation.
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Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/10/hack-on-mdn-better-accessibility-for-mdn-web-docs/

Focus with GeckoView

Firefox Focus is a mobile app for ad-free, private browsing. Next week, we’ll release version 7.0 of Focus for Android, and for the first time, Focus will come bundled with Gecko, the browser engine that powers Firefox Quantum. You can help us test Gecko in Focus today by installing the Focus Beta.
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Link: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/focus-with-geckoview/