The latest Firefox update, released today brings several important improvements. Among them, support for asm.js is without the most relevant as it lowers the bar for hundreds of potential applications to run inside the browser enjoying performance only thought for desktop applications until today.
Another welcomed addition is the new font inspector just added to the ever-growing developer toolkit. Just select the Fonts tab, click on an element and you get to see which font is been used. A great time saver.
Also in the developer front, Firefox now support HTML5’s Web Notifications, a simple way for web applications to standardize the way they notify users on events like appointments, emails, incoming call, document updates, etc., as well as <date> and <time> elements as part of the effort to improve web content semantics.
WebRTC support, the standard for real time communication on the web, is now enabled by default in Firefox.
There are also important security fixes including patches for 4 critical, 6 high and 4 lower-impact vulnerabilities.