Firefox 4 is now available

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Launch days are great, great days. Official announcement here.

A Damn Good Day to be a Mozillian…

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Skimming back through my Twitter stream, it turns out that yesterday was a pretty great day in the ol’ salt mine. Sometimes when you’re right in the thick of it, it’s hard to really notice all the awesome that’s going on around here, so here’s a quick roundup of some of it.

Zarro Boogs!

We hit zero blocking bugs for Firefox 4. This is a pretty big deal for anyone and everyone who has been working on this release, and means we’ll be rolling out a release candidate Very Very Soon…

Demos!

We launched a demo site that includes this fully interactive HTML5 poster (grab a copy of the latest Firefox 4 beta to get the full effect). I’m biased, obviously, but this is one of the coolest things I’ve seen on the Web in a hell of a long time…

Web Apps!

We announced the availability of the first developer integration release of our Open Web Apps project (along with a neat video that explains what the heck we’re actually talking about when talk about “web apps”). ReadWriteWeb says that we make “a better case for web apps in minutes than Google did in months,” so if you’re still not sure what Web Apps are all about, you chould check out the post over on the Labs blog.

If you’re a web developer, there’s also a bunch of documentation over on the Mozilla Developer Network, and a gallery of apps that people have already built.

The best part? We’re just getting warmed up. 2011 is going to be a ridiculously amazing year.

Fun Riyria Revelations trivia

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Did you know that “The Riyria Revelations” series is self-published? I had no idea until I saw this article yesterday.

That is completely awesome. It’s a great series. Unfortunately it looks like we’re going to have to wait for book 6, which will now be released as part of the re-edited and published-by-an-actual-publisher book 3. You know what? I’m ok with that — it’s so great to see someone create something so great and succeed through this sort of hard work and determination.

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