Mozilla Launching New Browser for Developers

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Next week, Mozilla will be launching a new browser dedicated to developers, the company announced Monday. The launch date is November 10, which happens to be the 10th anniversary of Firefox, Mozilla’s browser which rose to become one of the most popular on the Internet. The new browser, the company says, is not a new Firefox, however, but a completely different tool.

“When building for the Web, developers tend to use a myriad of different tools which often don’t work well together,” Mozilla wrote in its announcement yesterday. “This means you end up switching between different tools, platforms and browsers which can slow you down and make you less productive.”

The browser will allow developers to “debut the whole Web.” The new browser will contain tools from Mozilla’s WebIDE project and Firefox Tools Adaptor. Otherwise, the new project is shrouded in atypical secrecy. It’s no surprise to most developers, however, who’ve often complained that Firefox has become unwieldy and the tools for building apps in and around the platform are often not friendly with one another.

The best information is that the new developer’s browser will probably have a name something like “#fx10”, the hashtag the company is promoting for the Firefox 10th Anniversary theme. Outside of the sub-thirty-second video below and the mysterious blog post, there is little information on the new browser from Mozilla.


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