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Valentin Gosu

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New Projects


Rust

Servo

Sync & PICL

Emscripten & asm.js

WebRTC

WebAPIs & Firefox OS



Rust


Yet another programming language?


 

EXAMPLE


Your first rust program


fn main() {
    let nums = [1, 2];
    let noms = ["Tim", "Eston", "Aaron", "Ben"];
 
    let mut odds = nums.iter().map(|&x| x * 2 - 1);
 
    for num in odds {
        do spawn {
            println("{:s} says hello from a lightweight thread!", noms[num]);
        }
    }
}

What's good in it?


1. Safety

2. Safety

3. Speed

4. Object oriented

5. Tasks

6. Pointers



LEARN MORE


http://www.rust-lang.org/


SERVO


A next generation browser engine experiment


Written in Rust

Uses multicore capabilities

Better architecture




 

Task communication

Sync & PICL


Firefox SYNC


Synchronizes your Firefox data between PCs and devices

End to end encryption

You hold all the keys

A bit difficult to use

PICL

Stands for Profile In the CLoud



  • The next version of Firefox Sync
  • Email+Password authentication
  • Some things may be decrypted if your password is stolen
  • A lot more usable by the average user

EmScripten & asm.js


Emscripten is a compiler, that translates C/C++ code to Javascript


ASM.js is a subset of Javascript that runs much faster in the browser (close to native speed)



What Can it do?



https://github.com/kripken/emscripten/wiki



Check out the demos section
full of games that now run exclusively in Javascript

WebRTC


Stands for Web RealTime Communication


Provides a simple Javascript API for transmitting

video, audio and data


Supported in Firefox, Chrome and Opera



What can it Do?


Video chat with friends

http://apprtc.appspot.com


Share files P2P
http://www.sharefest.me

Play games
https://www.cubeslam.com

WebAPI & FIREFOX OS


The web needs to access your hardware

Thing you couldn't do one year ago

Some APIs are only available on some platforms




THE BEST thing





You can be part of it!


Our mission is to promote openness,
innovation & opportunity on the Web.

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