Mozilla Corp., the developer of the Firefox Web browser, has announced the public beta of the Mozilla Developer Center (MDC).
MDC provides comprehensive resources for building Web sites and Web applications for all Web browsers. The site also features technical information for developers who are targeting support for the upcoming release of Firefox 1.5 as well as resources for developing Firefox-specific Extensions and plug-ins.MDC aims to deliver higher quality documentation and greater usability through the same open and collaborative framework that has made Mozilla products successful. MDC's content and resources - ranging from introductory tutorials and educational materials through comprehensive reference documentation on open web standards - is provided by hundreds of individual contributors from around the world. MDC is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, and Portuguese.
MDC features include:
Blogs and RSS Feeds - MDC hosts topical and relevant blogs and RSS feeds. WebWatch is a Web developer's daily dose of key issues and trends in Web development from across the Web and highlights innovative approaches and techniques. DevNews provides up-to-date information to Firefox Extension developers and Mozilla's development community around release schedules, API changes, and platform enhancements for Mozilla products.
"MDC is being launched in the spirit of openness, collaboration, and the furtherance of open standards for the Web," said Christopher Beard, head of products at Mozilla Corp. "The core purpose of this new developer resource is to provide easy access and a meeting place for developers that provides the tools and information needed to build great Web sites and innovative Web applications."