Add-ons Blog

Posts from February, 2009

MAOW Berlin ’09 Call for Speakers

Paul Rouget has put out a reminder that Mozilla will be organizing the Mozilla Add-ons Workshop in Berlin on Saturday 28 March, 2009. The MAOW is a one-day workshop that aims to spur interest and encourage the development of Firefox add-ons and of course to talk about Mozilla technologies in general. The format will be… Continue reading

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Developer Survey

Hi everyone, We have quite a few responses to the survey- as a friendly reminder we’ll be closing the survey this week and start compiling the results. So if you’d like your voice to be heard, please fill out the survey: Extension Developer Survey Thanks! Nick

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First impressions are most important

Puzzle pieces are great, but repetition can be boring.  If you’re an add-on developer, you owe it to yourself to create a snappy 32×32 icon so that your add-ons stand out.  As we move toward expanding the number of add-ons that we feature on AMO, showing your users an icon that represents what you do… Continue reading

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Extension Developer Survey

As promised, we’ve created a survey asking you how we can make extension development better. Extension Developer Survey Please take it and let us know how we can make your lives easier. We’ll follow up in a couple weeks with results and plan some sessions where we can engage directly on the future of extensions… Continue reading

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Better Safe than Sorry

Over on the Adblock Plus blog, Wladimir Palant has posted two great articles on how to avoid making some common mistakes in extension development that lead to security vulnerabilities. I highly recommend extension authors check out his posts: Displaying web content in an extension – without security issues Five wrong reasons to use eval() in… Continue reading

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Add-on Statistics Status

An update on the ongoing stats issues from Wil Clouser: This is the second update about add-ons’ statistics. Read part one. Statistics for both update pings and download counts have been updated beginning with February 1 through today, February 6th. Some notes: New statistics are stored in UTC and data processing happens shortly after the… Continue reading

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Making Extension Development Easier

As we mentioned in our brown bag last week, one of our goals is how we can make Firefox extension development a better experience.  We’ve listened to the community, taken copious notes, and want to pose this question to all of you: How can we make the development of extensions easier? From lots of impromptu… Continue reading

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