Mozilla, makers of the well known Firefox browser, have a new web surfer in the works. The company released a short trailer today, teasing the launch of a new developer driven browser. Set for release next week, Mozilla’s upcoming browser is described as “built by developers for developers.”
The new browser is based of the familiar Firefox browser, so developers will know their way around immediately. The difference is that it is loaded with developer friendly tools that allow you to “debug the whole Web,” according to Mozilla. There is everything from a host of debugging capabilities to the new Firefox Tools Adapter and WebIDE.
Developers typically use a series of different tools spread across various platforms and browsers which, according to Mozilla, can slow them down. This new dev focused browser product is the company’s attempt to integrate that workflow as much as possible. As per usual with Mozilla, there will be a lot more goodies on the way in terms of tools, functionality and future support.
It's hard to say if it will be the type of product the average user can make use of, or will even want to for that matter. It sounds like it might be something just so developers can code directly in the browser itself but it's hard to say at this point. Mozilla says it has “redesigned the browser by looking at it through a completely new filter to put developers’ interests first…allowing you to more easily build awesome Web experiences.”
The new browser will be released on November 10th and you can sign up for the company’s Hack newsletter to be notified as soon as it becomes available. You can take a peek at the teaser trailer below: