MDN’s 10th year Anniversary Celebration (10 Years of Mozilla Developer Network)

Mozilla Developer Network

Shared knowledge for the Open Web

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Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) is an open and collaborative learning platform for Web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).

MDN goes beyond providing essential coding information; it addresses developers’ needs through its supporting community of volunteer developers, with the aim of inspiring ideas, encouraging collaboration and ultimately, fostering the growth of the open Web. For a wide  range of Web developers, from learners to hobbyists to full‐time professionals, MDN provides useful explanations for coding practice, instructions on downloading and building code, articles on how the code works. It also gives guidance on how to build add‐ons for Mozilla applications and apps for Firefox OS, user‐submitted  runnable  demos  of  Web  technologies,  and  helpful  answers  on  development  planning and strategy.

Openness is central to MDN, in that anyone can create an account to edit the content, and anyone can copy and reuse the content, under its Creative Commons (Attribution‐Share‐Alike) license. Likewise, anyone can join in discussions about planning and task management, via publicly accessible tools. This openness has coalesced a community of volunteer contributors that extends far beyond the small staff who keep pace with the rapid release cycle of Mozilla’s flagship browser.

The online collaboration also manifests in face‐to‐face events such as monthly MDN‐focused meet‐ups in Mozilla’s London and Paris offices  (joined  by  a  video  conference  link),  and  other  ad‐hoc  gatherings  that  members  may  take initiative to throw.


Chronology or History of MDN in 10years :

2005: Mozilla obtained a license from AOL to use content from Netscape’s DevEdge site. The  DevEdge content was mined for still‐useful material, which was then migrated by volunteers into a wiki so it would be easier to update and maintain. The new wiki was launched in July 2005 as Mozilla Developer Center (MDC), also known as “devmo,” shorthand for its domain name, “”

2010:  The  name  was  changed  to  Mozilla  Developer  Network  (MDN),  reflecting  the  site’s growth into a nexus for all developer documentation related to the Mozilla Project and open web technologies.

2011: A “Demo Studio” section was added for web developers to share and show off their code, along with learning pages to provide links to tutorials.  

2014:  The  basic  learning  pages  have  been  expanded  into  “Learn  the  Web”  content  for beginning  web  developers,  including  a  web  terminology  glossary,  which  Mozilla  staff  and volunteers will continue to develop over the next few years.  


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