I started at Mozilla a year ago today. It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve months already. Indulge me, if you will, as I take a quick self-centered trip down memory lane.New Technologies
When I was hired, I was a PHP developer on Windows. Pretty much every language and tool we use here was brand new to me. I even wrote a Firefox extension!
- Python from PHP
- Django from CodeIgniter
- OSX from Windows
- Git from SVN
- Github from private repos
- Vim from Netbeans
- LESS from plain CSS
- Command-line from GUIs upon GUIs
- Nose (Unit Testing) from, uh, not writing tests
In hindsight, I cannot believe I worked with most of these technologies for so long. PHP? Windows? SVN? I’ll never go back.By The Numbers
After all, nothing says mushy quite like a quantitative look at the past 365 days.
- 295 bugs closed in AMO
- 447 git commits
- 30,298 lines of code added
- 10,443 lines of code deleted
- 16 git repositories contributed to
It’s been a great year. I’ve had the opportunity to work with brilliant people on awesome projects. I can’t imagine a place I’d rather be.
That’s enough reminiscing for now, though. There’s code to be written. Time to get started on year two.