Mozilla-focused events for people who build the Web.
Today we are releasing WebThings Gateway 0.10. This new release comes with support for thermostats and smart locks, as well as an updated add-ons system including extension add-ons, which enable developers to extend the gateway user interface. We’ve also added localisation settings so that you can choose your country, language, time zone and unit preferences.
Earlier this year we decided to reduce the amount of unsolicited notification permission prompts people receive as they move around the web using the Firefox browser. This is an intrinsic part of Mozilla’s commitment to putting people first when they are online. In preparation, we ran a series of studies and experiments to understand how to improve the user experience and reduce annoyance. Now we’re making some changes to the workflow for how sites ask users for permission to send them notifications.
Lin Clark introduces the Bytecode Alliance, and uses Code Cartoon illustrations to share their vision of a WebAssembly ecosystem that is secure by default, fixing cracks in today’s software foundations. Based on advances in the emerging WebAssembly community, founding members of the Alliance – Mozilla, Fastly, Intel, and Red Hat – believe we can make this vision real. And we invite others to join the collaboration.