Ehsan Akhgari is a programmer living in Toronto working for Mozilla. He has over 10 years of experience on browsers and the web platform and Firefox. Learn more about him here.

I'm a Friend of the Tree

I was thrilled to be nominated as a Friend of the Tree this Monday! This was in recognition of my work on Download Day Statistics, as well as the work I did in order to extend the existing API for retrieving data from the Download Day website. I'm proud to be selected as a Friend of the Tree! Thanks Ryan!

Firefox 3 release party in Tehran

Firefox 3 release party in Tehran was held at the IT Culture Center on Thursday. About 100-120 people showed up, and it was impressive, considering the event being held in the middle of a long weekend at the summer, which is an ideal time for many for travels. I spoke at the event on the Persian localization of Firefox, an overview of the history of Firefox and what to expect in Firefox 3.

An old article of mine

I just found a very old article of mine, which got published in Dr. Dobb's Journal, the Tech Tips section, on October 1, 2003! The title of the article was Preventing Class Derivation in Visual C++ .NET. Either see that link, or read on if you're interested. Preventing Class Derivation in Visual C++ .NET Here is a tip for preventing derivation from a class in C++. Suppose you have a class B, and you don't want any class to derive from this class.

Find In Numbers now public

I just received an email stating that my Find In Numbers extension has gone public on AMO. This means that now you can install it without having to log in, and you'll be notified of any updates. Thanks to all of those who had reviewed this extension. This is my second public extension on AMO, after IranZilla (which I'm going to write about soon). You can download this extension here.

Firefox 3 is here!

Firefox 3 has been officially released! Find out what's new in Firefox 3. See a screencast of the new features of Firefox 3. You have 24 hours left in order to take part in a global attempt to set a Guinness World Record. Currently, 1,735,967 people have pledged to download Firefox 3 within 24 hours of its release. I can't believe that only 1,000,000 people had pledged just one week ago.