On This Day – July 15th

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The birth of Twitter, the begingings of Modzilla Foundation and some thoughts on crashing website. All on today’s On This Day from TestHuddle.



2003 –  Mozilla Foundation is formed


The Mozilla Organization was created by Netscape in 1998 to organise the development of the Mozilla Application Suite. When AOL ( owner of Netscape) decided to scale back its involvement with Mozilla Organization, the Mozilla Foundation was formed on July 15, 2003. The aim of the foundation which wholly owns the Mozilla Corporation (provider of the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client) is to promote openness on the web through its manifesto.

The Foundation is entirely non-for-profit and in 2012 had a revenue of US$312 million.


2006 – The First Tweeting


Twttr now known as Twitter is officially launched. The site had been created in March of 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass ,who were involved in the podcasting management company Odeo. By July the site was ready to launch as Twttr. The name and logo were changed shortly after to the recognisable icons we associate with Twitter today.



 2011 – Performance testing tool licenses: inhibiting realistic performance testing?

Graham Parsons shares his anger on the number of websites crashing in 2011 and how this relates to testing tool licenses. Read more here.


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