I was asked to write an article for the O’Reilly Network called ‘What Is Firefox’. It is part of a loosely connected set of articles, the goal of each being to explain broadly a service or piece of software.
You would think that everyone would know at this stage what Firefox is, unless they have been living under a stone. It’s a Web browser, right? Well, yes it is. I set out to highlight why it is a best-of-breed browser, and how it is much more than that too because of the extension system. I recommend Firefox as a Web developer testbed because of the high support for standards and the good selection of tools. I talk about the new and improved features in the upcoming 1.5 release.
If you are interested, here are some other articles in the ‘What Is’ series:
- What Is Podcasting
- What Is Preview (and Why You Should Use It)
- What Is Business Process Modeling?
- What Is Skype