In my new voluntary el reg sub-editor role
To download the aforementioned browser click here -> https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/developer/.
When Mozilla released the first Firefox Developer Edition there wasn't much difference from the regular Firefox release, but all that changed recently. Firefox DE 44, delivered in early November, packs in a wealth of new features and improvements, particularly for anyone working with HTML5 and CSS3 animation. The Developer …
I've been using FF Dev Edition since it existed as a nice separation between "Home" and "Work" and the dev tools are nice. I don't need many of them (I hope I'll never need to deal with animations) but I've always preferred the Firefox dev tools to Chrome.
The main problem I've had is some extensions (such as LiveReload) not upgrading quickly enough to stop the warnings about unsigned add-ons, so I have to turn off the whole warning system and can't just give exceptions to the one or two extensions.
I've also just noticed that Firefox will deprecate Tab Groups, which is proper poo since I find that really useful.
Seems Mozilla can't win. Add features, and they're accused of "bloat". Remove features that next to nobody uses, and all three people in the world who do use that feature will kick up an unholy stink. Impleent a feature similar to Chrome, and they're accused of "just copying Chrome". Fail to implement that feature, and it's "Chrome does that, why doesn't Firefox?".
Maybe those who don't like Firefox could, you know, go and use another browser? Quietly?
But when are they going to fix the way Firefox uses the computers memory? Like in the way that it can use well over 1GB with just three tabs open in a day when developing sites?
Aside from that, it is a lovely browser to use for the development. But it's a pain in the backside having to restart it mid dev session.
For some reason the very existence of this version of FF seems to have passed me by. This is the first I've heard of it.
Could someone explain what the difference is between this and 'normal' FF? Reading the article, it seems to be pretty much just describing the Web Developer Tools which are in 'normal' FF anyway.
[Off to download it now and check it out for myself, but would appreciate the info, just in case I can't spot anything different]
Meanwhile, on a nearby Star Destroyer:
"Yes Sir, we have captured this peculiar emission as the interloper jumped back into Hyperspace. Analysis reveals that the message has no inherent meaning. We are probably in presence of a Mark II Base Artificial Intelligence going stark raving bonkers due to extensive decay of the interwave positronic connections. Yes Sir. We recommend to disregard this particular bogey."
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