Read for the week
Microsoft to abandon standalone IE
Microsoft is phasing out standalone versions of its Internet Explorer Web browser, according to statements attributed to IE program manager Brian Countryman in an interview posted on the software giant's Web site.
Redmond's Scanning the Net
What can you learn from studying Web posting patterns?
Creating XPCOM Components
Creating XPCOM Components is about Gecko and about creating XPCOM components for Gecko-based applications. The book is principally a long tutorial that describes the steps you take to make your C++ code into a component that can be used in Gecko, but it also discusses all of the tools, techniques, and technologies that make up XPCOM.
Joel Spolsky has switched to from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firebird
Where it gets interesting, is, approximately, today, because, for the first time, the Mozilla Firebird browser has finally caught up with Internet Explorer. After downloading virtually every Mozilla release over the last three years, this is the first browser I'm actually going to make my default web browser. All the little problems are fixed. It loads fast. It's not ugly and clunky. My beloved Alt+D/Ctrl+Enter work perfectly.