November 2009 marks the fifth birthday of two great open source projects, both of which I couldn’t live without.
- Firefox was first released on November 9th, 2004. I remember first installing it in 2004, loving it and I still use it to this day. I’m actually using it right now to write this post.
- Watir made its first public appearance on November 15th, 2004, in a tutorial by Bret and Paul at StarWest 2004.
The two projects became connected in late 2006 when FireWatir was developed by Angrez Singh. Since then Watir has incorporated native Firefox support.
So here’s cheers to these two great open source projects! Hope there are many more great birthdays to come!