Mozilla Hacks Weekly, October 20th 2011

We read, we read, and we read! And the result is a little introduction to things we in the Developer Engagement liked reading the latest week.

Weekly links October 20th 2011

If there is anything you think we should read or know about, don’t hesitate to post a comment, contact us on Twitter or through any other mean.
The picks this week are:

Christian Heilmann

A picture of Christian Heilmann Sometimes the way people optimise code simply baffles you. Check this out – a sound synthesizer in under 140 characters

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Christian, he’s available on Twitter as @codepo8.

Havi Hoffman

A picture of Havi Hoffman How I learned to stop worrying and love the App Store: This piece by tech policy wonk Timothy B. Lee looks at the rise of the app store and what it means for open access and user freedom on the Web. Think about it!

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Havi, she’s available on Twitter as @freshelectrons

Janet Swisher

A picture of Janet Swisher This week, the Google Summer of Code Doc Sprint Summit brings together four open source projects, plus a handful of helpers, to write 4 books in 5 days. Andy Oram gives a view from the sprint:

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Janet, she’s available on Twitter as @jmswisher.

Jay Patel

A picture of Jay Patel PayPal launches HTML5 APIs. Web developers will be able to easily “integrate in-context, in-app payments” with HTML5.

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Jay, he’s available on Twitter as @jaybhai

Jeff Griffiths

A picture of Jeff Griffiths Interested in learning how to make Firefox add-ons? Mozilla is hosting an Add-on SDK hack day, November 19th at the Mozilla offices in Mountain View!

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Jeff, he’s available on Twitter as @canuckistani.

Joe Stagner

A picture of Joe Stagner HTML5 Demos – The time is right to start learning HTML5 and setting ready to build Applications and not just Web Sites!!

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Joe, he’s available on Twitter as @MisfitGeek.

Rob Hawkes

A picture of Rob Hawkes Google Maps are experimenting with WebGL to boost performance and to introduce richer animations. If you have a WebGL capable browser then you should definitely check this out (you’ll need Firefox 8+ for this).

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Rob, he’s available on Twitter as @robhawkes.

Robert Nyman

A picture of Robert Nyman Facebook’s HTML5 Developer Center – Facebook just released their HTML5 information, which contains lots of good help.

If you want to read more tips or discuss the web with Robert, he’s available on Twitter as @robertnyman.

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