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Going Faster: Continuous Delivery for Firefox

Project: Firefox

Shipping compiled software is old-school. These days, everything is about continuous delivery: shortening the cycle between user and developer to be more responsive to user feedback and needs. But most of the projects and companies using continuous delivery are webby, and the tools and processes commonly used for CD reflect that.

In this talk, learn how Firefox is adopting a continuous delivery process, based on browser add-ons. The end goal of the Go Faster project is to get features and fixes to the user on a reduced cycle time, but includes reductions in time to download updates and new versions, and reductions in build and release time.

I'll cover the build and release process, tools, client changes, and human changes we are making to get there.

Laura Thomson

Laura Thomson is the Director of Engineering, Cloud Services Engineering and Operations at Mozilla, where she leads engineering teams responsible for the development, operations, quality assurance, and security of Mozilla web applications and cloud services. She has been in various engineering roles at Mozilla for the last eight years, and previously worked in jobs including Principal/VP at OmniTI, web developer, consultant, and computer science academic at RMIT. She has written several books on various Open Source technologies, and is trying to speak at fewer conferences. Laura is from Melbourne, but now lives with her family on a rustic horse farm in Maryland, USA, where she relaxes by indulging in manual labor and other rural pursuits.

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