Apr 272011
 

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in next week’s Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

Thanks to John J. Barton for contributing last week.

SpiderMonkey

Developing Mozilla

Extensions

XUL

XPCOM

Interfaces

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for contributing last week.

Plugins

CSS

SVG

HTML

DOM

 Posted by at 2:29 PM
Apr 252011
 

A good friend of mine, Ryan Suenaga, died tragically yesterday. He was enjoying a hike in the mountains of Oahu with friends when he fell during a particularly tricky part of the trail. I don’t have a lot of details yet, despite news stories about the incident, because nobody saw it happen. He had become separated from the others in his group.

This, not to put too fine a point on it, sucks.

Ryan was among my best friends. He was a groomsman in my wedding party fifteen years ago. He was a colleague in writing about Apple II computers and their continued use in this modern era. He was a programmer (he might say “aspiring programmer”). And he was a pediatric social worker. He helped kids put their lives together after other families’ own tragedies.

In every way, Ryan was among the best people I’ve ever known — or known of. He would insist that he was selfish or useless or lazy, but none of that was true. He was the most giving, caring, helpful person in the world. Making others’ lives better was what he lived to do, and he succeeded by every measure I can imagine. The world is a darker, sadder place for his loss, whether you knew him or not.

Aloha, Ryan. I miss you.

 Posted by at 1:03 PM
Apr 202011
 

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in next week’s Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

Thanks to zhangpin04 for contributing last week.

SpiderMonkey

Thanks to pbiggar for contributing last week.

Developing Mozilla

Extensions

XUL

XPCOM

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for his contributions last week.

Interfaces

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for contributing last week.

Plugins

CSS

SVG

HTML

DOM

Thanks to Nickolay for contributing last week.

 Posted by at 1:42 PM
Apr 152011
 

This was a very productive week! Work is well underway on documentation for Firefox 5 (and, actually, for Firefox 6 as well). Instead of listing everything out, just look at Firefox 5 for developers and Firefox 6 for developers. I believe that covers everything I wrote this week. With the exception of one update to the documentation for nsIEditor, which Ehsan said not to make too big a deal out of. So we took it back off the Firefox 5 for developers page.

This coming week I plan to work on the CSS animations documentation. That should be an adventure!

 Posted by at 11:37 PM
Apr 142011
 

I wrote documentation for the new support for specifying a local pathname string when instantiating a DOM File object today. Then it was pointed out that feature is on mozilla-central, not Aurora, so I’ve now created Firefox 6 for developers. So we’ve already, apparently, started documentation for Firefox 6.

That means it’s time to remind you to add links there if you document anything for Firefox 6. But, realistically, in most cases you’ll want to focus on stuff for Firefox 5 for now.

 Posted by at 2:00 PM
Apr 132011
 

If you’re writing about Firefox 5, you should now be running the Aurora channel builds. These are the latest and greatest builds of what should eventually become Firefox 5 beta (in about five weeks).

If you keep working against mozilla-central, you risk writing about Firefox 6 stuff (if you’re working ahead and starting to write about Firefox 6, then that’s where you should be). But our focus for now is primarily Firefox 5.

I worked very late last night on documentation for Firefox 5, knocking off a dozen or so items from the current list of documentation issues for that release. We’re already in pretty good shape!

 Posted by at 3:41 PM
Apr 132011
 

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in next week’s Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

SpiderMonkey

Developing Mozilla

Thanks to Benjamin Smedberg for contributing last week.

Extensions

XUL

XPCOM

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for contributing last week.

Interfaces

Plugins

CSS

Thanks to Greg Tyler and Kevin Lim for contributing last week.

SVG

HTML

Thanks to McGurk for contributing last week.

DOM

 Posted by at 2:44 PM
Apr 122011
 

It’s that time! We’ve branched to Aurora for Firefox 5, which means we’ve got our feature set for Firefox 5. In other words, we’ve now begun documenting Firefox 5.0.

If you’ve got bugs that will impact developer documentation, don’t forget to add the dev-doc-needed keyword to them. And if you make a change that’s not obvious from a bug somewhere, be sure to let me know so I can ensure it gets written up.

 Posted by at 2:17 PM
Apr 112011
 

Last week’s MoCo all-hands was extremely productive. I’m going to be sharing a lot of information about what came of it, although not just today. I need to pore over notes and get my ducks in a row first. But among other things, we have some interesting ideas for how to handle reference documentation in the future, if we can come up with the right tools.

That should whet your appetite! Talk to you soon!

 Posted by at 4:05 PM
Apr 062011
 

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in next week’s Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

Thanks to BYK for contributing last week.

SpiderMonkey

Developing Mozilla

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for contributing last week.

Extensions

Thanks to John J. Barton and Ms2ger for contributing last week.

XUL

Thanks to John J. Barton and Ms2ger for contributing last week.

XPCOM

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for contributing last week.

Interfaces

Plugins

CSS

Thanks to stopsatgreen and Florian Scholz for contributing last week.

SVG

Thanks to Jeremie Patonnier for contributing last week.

HTML

DOM

Thanks to BYK for contributing last week.

 Posted by at 2:01 PM