Extravaganza – April 2016

Once a month, web developers from across Mozilla get together to talk about the work that we’ve shipped, share the libraries we’re working on, meet new folks, and talk about whatever else is on our minds. It’s the Webdev Extravaganza! The meeting is open to the public; you should stop by!

You can check out the wiki page that we use to organize the meeting, or view a recording of the meeting in Air Mozilla. Or just read on for a summary!

Shipping Celebration

The shipping celebration is for anything we finished and deployed in the past month, whether it be a brand new site, an upgrade to an existing one, or even a release of a library.

A-Frame v0.2.0

First up was ngoke, who shared the news that A-Frame shipped a new release! The v0.2.0 release focuses on extensibility by improving the Component API and adding a slew of new objects that can be registered for use in the framework. A blog post is available that explains the changes.

Let’s Encrypt Switches to Pip 8

ErikRose wasn’t able to attend, but left notes on the wiki about Let’s Encrypt switching from peep to pip 8 for installing its requirements.

DXR Indexing Most Mozilla-Central Branches

Erik also left a note mentioning that DXR, Mozilla’s code browser and search tool for the Firefox codebase, now indexes more branches from mozilla-central, including Aurora, Beta, Central, ESR45, and Release.

Pipstrap 1.1.1

The last note that Erik left mentioned that Pipstrap, a small script for bootstrapping a hash-checked version of Pip, shipped a new release that fixes an error reporting bug under Python 2.6.

Snippets in AWS + Deis

Next up was bensternthal, who shared the news that snippets.mozilla.com is now hosted on Engagement Engineering’s Deis cluster in AWS. Thanks to giorgos, jgmize, and pmac for helping to move the site over! Ben also mentioned that Basket is the next service slated to move over.

Open-source Citizenship

Here we talk about libraries we’re maintaining and what, if anything, we need help with for them.

New django-csp Maintainer

pmac stopped by to let us know that he is taking over maintenance of django-csp. Thanks to jsocol for authoring and maintaining the library until now!

Hashin Python Version Filtering

Last up was peterbe, who shared news of a new release of hashin. The main addition is a --python-version flag, which allows you to filter the hashes hashin adds by python versions that you plan to use, reducing the number hashes added. Thanks to mythmon for submitting the patch!

If you’re interested in web development at Mozilla, or want to attend next month’s Extravaganza, subscribe to the dev-webdev@lists.mozilla.org mailing list to be notified of the next meeting, and maybe send a message introducing yourself. We’d love to meet you!

See you next month!