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  • Presenting the MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment (Web DNA) Report

    The first annual MDN Developer Needs Assessment aims to represent the voices of developers and designers working on the web. We've analyzed the data provided by more than 28,000 completed surveys, and we've identified 28 discrete needs, sorted into 14 different themes. Four of the top ten needs relate to ...

  • Mozilla Hacks’ 10 most-read posts of 2019

    Mozilla Hacks covered plenty of interesting territory in 2019. Our most popular posts introduced experiments and special projects, and described the evolution of groundbreaking platform technologies like WebAssembly and WASI. Mozilla WebThings continued to engage attention and adoption. And interest in Firefox releases and Firefox DevTools was stronger than ever. ...

  • Debugging Variables With Watchpoints in Firefox 72

    Have you ever wanted to know where properties on objects are read or set in your code, without having to manually add breakpoints or log statements? Watchpoints are a type of breakpoint that provide an answer to that question. They are new in the updated Debugger, available now in the ...

  • DeepSpeech 0.6: Mozilla’s Speech-to-Text Engine Gets Fast, Lean, and Ubiquitous

    The Machine Learning team at Mozilla continues work on DeepSpeech, an automatic speech recognition (ASR) engine which aims to make speech recognition technology and trained models openly available to developers. In this overview of recent improvements, we'll show how DeepSpeech can transform your applications by enabling client-side, low-latency, and privacy-preserving ...

  • Using WebAssembly from .NET with Wasmtime

    Wasmtime, the WebAssembly runtime from the Bytecode Alliance, recently added an early preview of an API for .NET Core, Microsoft’s free, open-source, and cross-platform application runtime. This API enables developers to programmatically load and execute WebAssembly code directly from .NET programs. Although .NET Core is already a cross-platform runtime, there ...

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