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The latest news from the Mozilla Jetpack project. A presentation at JSConf US 2010.

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    The latest from Mozilla Jetpack The latest from Mozilla Jetpack Presentation Transcript

    • The latest from Mozilla Jetpack mitcho Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine JSConf US, Washington DC April 15, 2010
    • Today: The latest from the Jetpack Project at Mozilla Labs
    • mitcho linguist, coder, teacher © 2010 Douglas Hanna
    • mitcho linguist, coder, teacher Mozilla Labs: Ubiquity core developer, Jetpack Ambassador © 2010 Douglas Hanna
    • mitcho linguist, coder, teacher Mozilla Labs: Ubiquity core developer, Jetpack Ambassador MIT: Linguistics PhD student © 2010 Douglas Hanna
    • mitcho linguist, coder, teacher Mozilla Labs: Ubiquity core developer, Jetpack Ambassador MIT: Linguistics PhD student mitcho.com @mitchoyoshitaka © 2010 Douglas Hanna
    • The big question:
    • The big question: hackability
    • the web should be generative
    • the browser should be generative
    • Firefox Add-ons 1. addons.mozilla.org (AMO) 2. over 6000 in the wild 3. HTML, JavaScript, XPCOM, XUL
    • Firefox Add-ons 1. addons.mozilla.org (AMO) 2. over 6000 in the wild 3. HTML, JavaScript, XPCOM, XUL
    • Firefox Add-ons 1. addons.mozilla.org (AMO) 2. over 6000 in the wild 3. HTML, JavaScript, XPCOM, XUL
    • + Firefox Addons
    • + Firefox Addons largest extension platform ever
    • + Firefox Addons
    • + Firefox Addons 1.9 billion downloads
    • + Firefox Addons over 170 million in active use
    • but...
    • Current Add-ons 1. installs need restarts 2. not trivial to develop 3. requires manual upgrades 4. not designed for quick security review
    • Current Add-ons 1. installs need restarts 2. not trivial to develop 3. requires manual upgrades 4. not designed for quick security review
    • Current Add-ons 1. installs need restarts 2. not trivial to develop 3. requires manual upgrades 4. not designed for quick security review
    • Current Add-ons 1. installs need restarts 2. not trivial to develop 3. requires manual upgrades 4. not designed for quick security review
    • © John Slabyk
    • © John Slabyk
    • jetpack.mozillalabs.com
    • Jetpack
    • Jetpack a new way to extend Firefox
    • Jetpack a new way to extend Firefox doesn’t replace XUL add-ons
    • Jetpack It’s easy 1. JavaScript, HTML, CSS • use your favorite libraries • simple, modular API 2. instant install 3. great development tools 4. export to XPI
    • Jetpack It’s easy 1. JavaScript, HTML, CSS • use your favorite libraries • simple, modular API 2. instant install 3. great development tools 4. export to XPI
    • Jetpack It’s easy 1. JavaScript, HTML, CSS • use your favorite libraries • simple, modular API 2. instant install 3. great development tools 4. export to XPI
    • Jetpack It’s easy 1. JavaScript, HTML, CSS 2. instant install 3. great development tools 4. export to XPI
    • Jetpack It’s easy 1. JavaScript, HTML, CSS 2. instant install 3. great development tools • built in memory tracker, unit testing • IDE integration 4. export to XPI
    • Jetpack It’s easy 1. JavaScript, HTML, CSS 2. instant install 3. great development tools • built in memory tracker, unit testing • IDE integration 4. export to XPI
    • Jetpack It’s easy 1. JavaScript, HTML, CSS 2. instant install 3. great development tools • built in memory tracker, unit testing • IDE integration 4. export to XPI
    • Jetpack It’s easy 1. JavaScript, HTML, CSS 2. instant install 3. great development tools 4. export to XPI
    • Jetpack It’s secure 1. modularized “capabilities” 2. fast review 3. automatic updates
    • Jetpack It’s secure 1. modularized “capabilities” 2. fast review 3. automatic updates
    • Jetpack It’s secure 1. modularized “capabilities” 2. fast review 3. automatic updates
    • Jetpack It’s built for the future 1. stable API 2. compatible with future versions
    • Jetpack It’s built for the future 1. stable API 2. compatible with future versions
    • Jetpack
    • Jetpack IDE integration?
    • Jetpack IDE integration? For example, an IDE on the web
    • DEMO: tab control
    • Began with a blog post, May 2009
    • Now, an important dispatch from the mothership... This is a prototype. CC BY-NC-SA flickr.com/photos/the_pdub/4269928124/ CC BY-NC-SA www.flickr.com/photos/joshmichtom/3846011713/
    • Jetpack reboot
    • Jetpack reboot
    • Jetpack SDK 0.2 jetpack.mozillalabs.com
    • Jetpack SDK 0.3 jetpack.mozillalabs.com later this month, with first high-level API’s: “panel” overlays, context menu, selection, tabs
    • CC BY-NC-SA www.flickr.com/ photos/razmataz/3933467547/
    • Firefox XUL + XPCOM CC BY-NC-SA www.flickr.com/ photos/razmataz/3933467547/
    • Firefox XUL + XPCOM you and your JavaScript CC BY-NC-SA www.flickr.com/ photos/razmataz/3933467547/
    • Firefox XUL + XPCOM you and your JavaScript CC BY-NC-SA www.flickr.com/ photos/razmataz/3933467547/
    • Firefox XUL + XPCOM you and your JavaScript CC BY-NC-SA www.flickr.com/ photos/razmataz/3933467547/
    • Firefox XUL + XPCOM you and your JavaScript CC BY-NC-SA www.flickr.com/ photos/razmataz/3933467547/
    • Jetpack
    • Jetpack the power of add-ons
    • Jetpack the benefits the power of add-ons + of a modern, webby api
    • Jetpack the benefits the power of add-ons + of a modern, webby api easy, secure, future-proof
    • Jetpack workshop today 3:15–4:15 game room CC BY-NC-SA flickr.com/photos/terryhart/2979919447/
    • © 2005 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rocket_man02_-_melbourne_show_2005.jpg Welcome to the future.
    • © 2005 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rocket_man02_-_melbourne_show_2005.jpg Welcome to the future. Thank you! by-nc-sa mitcho.com @mitchoyoshitaka