The Blog of James Long, a Mozilla webdev

Moving to the Developer Tools Team

March 18 2014

I've been with Mozilla for over 3 years now, and it's been an amazing experience. I get to work with people smarter than me, have freedom to hack on all sorts of projects, and feel like I'm contributing to a greater good (I've worked on http://mozilla.org/ and a bunch of stuff related to web apps). That said, for a while I haven't been challenged and I've been looking for different team to utilize my skills.

As of this week, I'm moving to the Firefox Developer Tools team, specifically the scripting and performance team. I couldn't be more excited! I think it's a perfect fit for me: complex JavaScript engineering challenges and a product that helps millions of developers.

I will help with the next version of our tools for measuring performance of the web, from JavaScript to layout jank and all sorts of other components. I will also help improve our debugger and basically anything that I find time to help with.

We have a lot of work to do, and I'm really excited to be a part of it. Firefox devtools are going to rock even more than they already do. Feedback is crucial, so let me know what you love/hate about our developers tools, and I'll make sure my team knows about it. Keep rockin' the free web!