Mar
04
2016
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Why browser extensions change the way we work

browser-extensions Browser extensions change the way we work. They alter facets of your job by changing the experience of the apps on which you rely so they conform to your workflow — versus having to open 17 separate browser tabs just to complete a simple task. Historically, browser extensions were a little wild as far as how they were built. Read More

Nov
30
2015
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Mozilla Wants To Split Off Its Thunderbird Email/Chat Client, Says Mitchell Baker Memo

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 23.35.50 The Mozilla Foundation looks like it’s about to take another step in its bid to sharpen its focus on development around its Firefox browser. Mozilla now wants to once and for all hive off support for Thunderbird, the free email, chat and news client it first developed in 2004 but effectively stopped directly updating in in 2012. The plans were revealed in a company-wide memo penned… Read More

Mar
29
2009
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10+ Best Firefox Addons for Security and Privacy

Any web developer today is probably running Firefox because of some of the great add-ons they have (i.e. WebDeveloper, Colorzilla, Firebug, Hackbar, etc…). But you may also want to install some addons for security:

Security and privacy are some of the major concerns these days while choosing a web browser to use. So much so that all the major players in the “browser wars” are providing or developing a private browsing mode.

Firefox with the myraid of add-ons that it has to offer is never far from action. Here are some of the top Firefox addons that you should install for better privacy and security

Check out this article for the list of 10+ Best Firefox Addons for Security and Privacy.

Mar
28
2009
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4 Essential Web Developer Addons for Firefox

I would argue the Firefox (currently #2), is probably the easiest of the browsers to develop for because of the great add-ons they have available. If you’re not already using any of the below, download them now:

  1. Web Developer: Next to Firebug, this is a very useful tool for manipulating and inspecting web pages.  It gives you tools for Javascript, Cookies, CSS, Forms, Images, Validations, and other useful utilities (I use the on-screen Ruler alot as well to get dimensions).
  2. Firebug: If you find yourself having to debug Javascript or integrate some of the popular frameworks, you’ll need this tool.  It has some overlap with Web Developer, but when you really need to inspect the DOM and debug Javascript, I can’t think of a better add-on.
  3. Colorzilla: Ever wish you had an eyedropper inside Firefox?  Well here’s your tool.  A small add-on that allows you get the colors from a page quickly without having to open up your graphics program or search the style sheet for the color.
  4. HackBar: When manipulating a URI is too cumbersome, you may want to invest in this little add-on.  Take a URI you’re on and split each parameter into a separate line in a small text editor in your toolbar.  Then you’ll have quick access to encode, encrypt, increment or decrement parameters easily for POST or GET calls.

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