By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's catching-up-with-the-lisp-machine department
StormDriver writes "Firefox 15 has hit the Mozilla pre-beta Aurora channel, and it features a redesigned, built-in debugger."
The original weblog post
has more. Thanks to improved debugger internals
in SpiderMonkey, supposedly code should run just as fast with debugging enabled as without (ever try loading Slashdot with firebug accidentally enabled?). There are also new tools for testing mobile layouts from the comfort of your workstation, and the debugger can attach to remote processes
(Something Emacs users have enjoyed for years now
, albeit in a hackish manner and without support for mobile Firefox).Read Replies (0)
By Soulskill from Slashdot's looking-forward-to-more-games-about-hats department
Valve has announced a new system called Greenlight
, which will allow the gaming community to select which games get chosen for distribution via Steam. Developers will post information about their games — this can be screenshots and videos, or even concepts and potential game mechanics for titles still in development. Once posted, the Steam community will be able to vote on which ones are the best. This will prioritize which games become available on Steam first. Greenlight is Valve's attempt to solve what they call an "intractable problem"
— figuring out ahead of time what games players will like. They also hope to facilitate the development of interesting games
. "We think it's going to encourage this virtuous development cycle. The problem we had of, how do we encourage somebody when they're not done developing yet? This we think will work. We think a bunch of people will be looking at it going, 'oh my gosh, I want that.'"Read Replies (0)