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14 October 2008, 08:56

Mozilla creates developer tools team with Ajaxians

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Mozilla is creating a new developer tools group to create tools for the Open Web, and has hired Ben Galbraith and Dion Almear who created the Ajaxian site to lead the new team. Almear will move from his current post at Google to join Mozilla. Galbraith and Almear say in their announcement that the move is because they are "passionate about a couple of things: compelling software and developers" and that they "are huge advocates for the Open Web, yet we feel that tools are lacking on our collective platform".

Galbraith and Almear plan to involve the Ajaxian community as part of the development process for the new tools, which they say won't be "traditional tools" as they experiment with new ideas and develop them "in the open". In his personal blog, Almear said "We don't want to think 'we need VB on the Web.' We want something more".


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