Firefox Switchblade

Accepted Session
Short form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 10:00 – 10:45am in Marquam


Building novel and robust applications with Firefox


So, you’ve made a Firefox add-on. You’ve modified web page content, or added a button to the toolbar. But where to go next? What APIs and technologies are available to help your application or add-on surprise and inspire? And once you’ve got a great idea, how can you make the implementation fast, responsive and respectful of system resource constraints?

I’ll talk about tips, tricks and best practices for extending Firefox to the edge:

  • Create multimedia extravaganzas with the audio, video and canvas tags
  • Tight and polite integration of internet services into the browsing experience
  • Writing lean and performant code
  • Interacting with the host operating system
  • Busting out of the browser with standalone applications

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