When it comes to code, there's a wide spectrum of potential impact. Most commonly, it's thousands of one off scripts designed, generally, to do one thing for one person. Down the tail, we have pieces of technology whose importance is difficulty to overstate: think internet protocols like TCP or browser technologies. To discuss what it's like to work on technologies like these, we speak with Mozilla's Joe Hildebrand about his experiences working on XMPP, the Internet Architecture Board, Firefox and more.
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk
Joe Hildebrand, @hildjj, Mozilla
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