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 conversations with our developer community, we know that there’s a lot we can do to help at all stages in the developer life cycle. We’re still pulling together ideas and we want to get you involved by asking you to let us know what you think.
Towards this end, we’re going to post a survey this weekend asking you about your experience learning, developing, and publishing add-ons. We’re looking for brutally honest feedback about your experience as a developer and ideas on how things could be better. We want to hear it all, and we’ll use this info to help guide our thinking in 2009.
Looking towards the future, we’ll continue the dialogue with a series of blog posts and phone chats so that you’ll get the opportunity to see what we’re thinking and get involved in planning the future of extensions. It’ll be fun!