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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

An official full-fledged Firefox Add-ons dev guide

Having done a little work on Mozilla Firefox and extensions for it I have always felt the lack of an official, step by step document for extension development. I do accept that there are a lot of resources available on the internet. Innumerable number of blogs and tutorials explaining the process step by step. But most of them become outdated with newer versions of Firefox and the authors are not really keen about updating the info. That is why an official tutorial or guide from Mozilla itself would be the right thing. It will make sure the contents in the guide are up-to-date and worth reading for developing an extension for the currently available version of Firefox.

There are documents for extension development on MDC like the various links present at: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Extensions but it was either scattered or pretty brief in most places though it did touch most parts of extension development. Nevertheless a wholesome "official" guide was needed and here it is now. I went through the guide and as the blog post says it is still in BETA with a lot of "TO-DO" tags in there. In spite of that it is very much usable. Do visit it and post back your feedback to make it a much better guide.

Add-ons Blog » Blog Archive » Firefox Add-ons Developer Guide (beta release) - Calling all Add-on Developers!

Lets hope we will have more and more quality extensions now. :-)

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