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  • Web Games Platform: Newest Developments

    In July of 2015 we announced our Games Technology Roadmap, and have been working on addressing those pain points as shared by developers. Games are an important part of the web experience. Mozilla and other browser vendors have been working hard to find alternative paths that developers can migrate to. ...

  • Doubling Down on Cross-Browser Testing

    As the trends for web access via desktop and mobile converge, it is more important than ever for developers to test their code wherever users choose to access content on the web. This is why Mozilla has partnered with BrowserStack to offer free testing on mobile Firefox for Android (iOS ...

  • A crash course in assembly

    This is the third part in a series on WebAssembly and what makes it fast. If you haven’t read the others, we recommend starting from the beginning. To understand how WebAssembly works, it helps to understand what assembly is and how compilers produce it. In the article on the JIT, ...

  • A crash course in just-in-time (JIT) compilers

    This is the second part in a series on WebAssembly and what makes it fast. If you haven’t read the others, we recommend starting from the beginning. JavaScript started out slow, but then got faster thanks to something called the JIT. But how does the JIT work? How JavaScript is ...

  • A cartoon intro to WebAssembly

    WebAssembly is fast. You’ve probably heard this. But what is it that makes WebAssembly fast? In this series, I want to explain to you why WebAssembly is fast. Wait, so what is WebAssembly? WebAssembly is a way of taking code written in programming languages other than JavaScript and running that ...

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