Mozilla Developer Network

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Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), formerly Mozilla Developer Center, is the official Mozilla Foundation website for development documentation of web standards and Mozilla projects.[1]

History[edit]

The project was started in 2005, and initially led by Mozilla Corporation employee Deb Richardson in 2005. Documentation efforts have been led by Eric Shepherd since 2006.[2]

The initial content for the website was provided by DevEdge, for which the Mozilla Foundation was granted a license by AOL.[3][2] The site now contains a mix of content migrated from DevEdge and mozilla.org, as well as original and more up-to-date content.[4][5] Documentation was also migrated from XULPlanet.com.

MDN has a newsgroup and an IRC channel #devmo on the Mozilla IRC Network. MDN is funded by the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation with servers and employees.

About MDN[edit]

Mozilla Developer Network is great resource for developers looking for a wide variety of freshly updated content. MDN is maintained by the community of developers and technical writers and hosts literally thousands of documents on a wide variety of subjects such as: HTML5, JavaScript,CSS, Web APIs and Node. For Mobile Web developers, MDN provides documentation such as: How to build HTML5 mobile apps or build a mobile add-on or learn about location aware apps.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willison, Simon (2005-09-15). "The Mozilla Developer Center". SitePoint. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. ^ a b Mitchell Baker (2005-02-23). "DevMo and DevEdge updates". Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  3. ^ "About". Mozilla Developer Center. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  4. ^ "DevEdge". Mozilla Developer Center. Archived from the original on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  5. ^ Deb Richardson (2006-02-10). "Digging through the DevEdge archives". mozilla.dev.mdc. Google Groups. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  6. ^ Ten Things Developers should know about the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN)

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