Once a month, web developers from across Mozilla get together to recreate classic dishes using only soylent and food coloring. As we discover what oven temperatures are safe for the techno-wizard goop, we find time 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!
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.
Pontoon: One L10n Platform to Rule Them All
First up was Osmose (that’s me!) sharing the news that Pontoon is now able to localize Firefox, Thunderbird, and other Gecko-based apps, making it a single tool capable of localizing every project across Mozilla! The Slovenian localization team is already using it for all the projects they actively translate, and more locales are signing up every day.
New Hires / Interns / Volunteers / Contributors
Here we introduce any newcomers to the Webdev group, including new employees, interns, volunteers, or any other form of contributor.
Farewell to new_one and nolski!
Intern season is winding down, and that means beloved Webdev interns new_one and nolski are leaving us! We wish them well and thank them for their hard work. New_one already gave a presentation on his contributions to DXR, and nolski’s presentation will be streamed on Air Mozilla on August 11th.
The Roundtable is the home for discussions that don’t fit anywhere else.
React Devtools in Firefox
Mythmon shared the news that the React Developer Tools extension has released a pre-release Firefox add-on. The extension allows developers working on React-based webapps to inspect the component hierarchy on their page as well as modify state and props for debugging purposes.
While we haven’t really nailed that “taste” thing, we were able to make imitation caesar dressing by pouring the soylent into an old Hidden Valley bottle!
If you’re interested in web development at Mozilla, or want to attend next month’s Extravaganza, subscribe to the firstname.lastname@example.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!