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A short deck from BarCamp Atlanta 2007 on how to create a firefox extension. Video coming soon.

A short deck from BarCamp Atlanta 2007 on how to create a firefox extension. Video coming soon.

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Creating Extensions For Firefox Creating Extensions For Firefox Presentation Transcript

  • Creating Firefox Extensions
    • by Andy Edmonds for BarCampAtlanta2007
    introViz
  • Caveat: My Skills are a Bit Rusty
    • From 2001
  • Why bother?
  • Why Bother (redux)
    • Browser security restrictions get in the way!
    • File access
    • Cross Browser
    • Great user access point for your software
      • Case in point: Stumbleupon
    • The browser is really important, and it’s not moving fast enough
  • Resources - Distribution
  •  
  • Resources - Mozdev
  • How Firefox Works
    • Common skills in HTML development apply to Firefox UI Creation.
    • XUL is a declarative UI language (much like its copycat XAML)
  • XUL For the Browser Toolbar
  • More XUL
  • Simple Example Post to Del.icio.us
    • Using XUL Booster for Eclipse
  • Key Concepts
    • Manage Memory Per Window: Implement a Service
    • Overlay the UI to Add More Stuff
    • Watch a Process: Hook into Progress Listeners
  • Some Ideas for Extensions
    • The Next Great RSS Reader
    • Your Product Goes Here
    Dual pane browser for wide screens.
  • Thanks & Happy Hacking
    • Andy Edmonds, surmind.com
    • http://freeiq.com/andyed