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The Jetpack SDK Firefox Extensions Evolved Brian King LinuxTag , 12.6.2010, Berlin

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Jetpack aims to enable extension development to more. The principles are that they are Web-based, secure, extensible, and robust. The XUL model is replaced by HTML, attractive to Web developers who can carry over their skills. Add a powerful API on top of a super-fast JavaScript Engine, and the developer is in control. The user gains from a better experience, with a no-restart install, more security, and better compatibility between Firefox releases.I will give a talk on the basics of Jetpack, delve deeper into some areas of interest with code samples, and run some demos to show how powerful and attractive the Firefox platform can be as browsers extensions evolve.

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The Jetpack SDK

Firefox Extensions Evolved

Brian King LinuxTag, 12.6.2010, Berlin

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The Future of Extensions is

Here

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Picture by jurvetson on Flickr

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Hackability

Generative Web

Generative Browser

Read more: Tristan Nitot, Mozilla Europe

http://www.slideshare.net/nitot/hackability-what-it-means-why-its-important

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Why Add-ons?

Core to the Mozilla mission of “choice & innovation”Huge momentum versus other browsers.Customization is one of the key differentiators for Firefox and helps users feel like Firefox is “mine”Innovation incubator1st class deployment infrastructure at Mozilla Add-ons (AMO)

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Jetpack Principles

Web-Based : Attractive to Web DevelopersMore secureRemixableRobust - Versioned APINo restart / Silent updates

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What is the Jetpack SDK?

An extensible library of capabilities and APIs for writing Firefox add-ons, as well as stand-alone web-technology based applications.A set of command-line tools that package and security-harden your code into distributable packages.

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Security / Stability

Stronger sandboxed security model

Keep users safer + notificaitons for accessing dataBetter stability and memory management (moving towards out-of-process extensions)

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Core Modules

More at: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Labs/Jetpack/JEP#Proposals

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NOT MUCH TO HANG ON

TO

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Single UI Element

Launch Point

JEP 102

Bug 543585 widget.add(widget.Widget({ label: "my widget", content: "http://site/location.gif", onClick: function() {...} });

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Panels

A rich content panel that floats above the browser window.

JEP 103

Bug 494238

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FlightDeck

The Add-ons Builder will enable the community to rapidly, collaboratively develop both extensions.

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DEMO TIME

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Roadmap

More at:https://wiki.mozilla.org/Labs/Jetpack/Roadmap

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Resources

FAQ: https://jetpack.mozillalabs.com/faq.htmlDocs: https://jetpack.mozillalabs.com/sdk/latest/docs/Discussion Group: http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla-labs-jetpack Source Code: http://hg.mozilla.org/labs/jetpack-sdk/Blog Posts:http://ehsanakhgari.org/blog/2010-05-31/my-experience-jetpack-sdkhttp://mitcho.com/blog/how-to/develop-with-jetpack-sdk-0-2/http://mozillalabs.com/jetpack

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