From InfoWorld: Dissatisfied with the Web development tools already available, researchers at the newly formed Developer Tools Lab at Mozilla Labs intend to find better options.
Announced Monday, the lab will be led by Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith, who founded the Ajaxian Web site, which is focused on AJAX issues. The lab will center on research and development of developer tools for the "open" Web, according to the Mozilla Labs Web site.
"We've been talking to Mozilla for a while and thinking about how the Web has been lacking in tool support and how life has been too hard for developers," said Almaer, who until recently had worked at Google as a Web advocate. "We had a couple of ideas."
He acknowledged there are tools already on the market for Web development but said these have not changed drastically for a quite a while. Developers now build AJAX applications in a different fashion and are building complex systems on the Web. No tools really help developers with this, he said.
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