Microsoft Firefox – What’s Iside?
One of the reasons that Firefox became so popular amongst internet users was the constant improvements and technological advances as the product matured. If you have been on the web for any length of time, you know that the only guarantee with online software is that if you stop innovating and stand still you will very quickly lose your fan base with the new Microsoft Firefox program.
Innovation, differentiation, and progress are essential and even though the humble web browser has already experienced many years of additions and improvements this is no time to sit on your laurels. Mobile is on the cusp of overtaking the desktop regarding regular daily use, which will no doubt have been the driving force behind the recent launch of the Android version of our beloved browser.
With over the air synching of bookmarks an easy tweak, we decided to do some investigating and see what else could be coming over the horizon. We have no insider information and what follows is a series of educated guesses, but we are reasonably confident that some if not all of these will happen soon.
R Firefox – Separate Sections
Security is always and should always be a key consideration when it comes to any internet software. The problem with something as developed as Firefox is that sometimes you need to issue a security update, but this may not be possible due to other parts of the software not being ready.
One of the possible solutions to this may be to separate the software parts into separate sections, which can be worked on individually, this would then enable small updates for certain sections of the browser to be released on an individual basis, and also would mean that the developers could respond quicker to individual problems. This would be one of the biggest changes of path that Mozilla has ever taken, but it might actually have little choice if it wants to remain at the forefront of the web browser battle.
Firefox.com – Two Steps Forward One Step Back
Progress in technology is never an easy process, and this division of the software into smaller components will inevitably lead to some complications. If and when individual parts of the browser are updated, which in theory could happen on a more regular basis than previously there is a much greater chance that third party applications will get broken.
As the end user, you are then reliant on the writer of those plugins still maintaining the enthusiasm to continually update them. When you consider that the majority of these third party plugins earn the developer no income, there is a significant chance that some of those plugins will cease to work permanently with the new Microsoft Firefox software.
The Mobile And Input Dilemma
If you take the time to step back and think of a web browser like a developer is forced to, you begin to realize just how many problems recent advances cause. From the tiny phone screens and 2g of a few years ago to the huge 12.9-inch touch screen input of the iPad Pro developers are constantly being forced to adapt and change. The separation of Firefox will enable different teams to focus solely on one area of expertise. So, for example, the ordinary computer team need not concern themselves with iPads, and the touch screen team can ignore old fashioned keyboard entry computers. This means that you can have specialist teams rather than average teams trying to learn everything. Think of the medical profession where a brain surgeon has little knowledge of asthma, and a gynecologist has little knowledge of skin conditions. Rather than trying to have a basic knowledge of everything the software experts will be empowered to specialize and become experts on small portions of the product. They can do then all work together to build a better overall piece of software.
Developing For The Future
For most people reading this post, you will be reasonably technologically articulate. We all know accept and dread software becoming bloated and the machine slowing down. This has always been one of the advantages of Firefox, and to their credit, this new system will aim to keep the browser out in front of the competition. Each site, for instance, will load independently of one another, which means that if one page is on a go slow, the others will continue to operate perfectly and independently. It is this attention to detail that has made Firefox the leading browser and it looks like the developers are still full of innovation and new ideas. Long may it continue and who knows what they may come up with next with r firefox.