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Granted Firefox can have its ups and downs. However, there is one feature of the browser that has recently come about, that really hasn't received much attention, probably not as much as Safari's extensions at least. But lo and behold, you can build your own add-ons for the browser, according to Download Squad. The Builder is an SDK that is web-based, and it is advisable that you actually use Firefox during the process.
The feature seems to be geared toward the advancement of both educational and commercial adoption of Firefox's add-on features, and it is based on two technologies: Jetpack and Bespin. Jetpack seems to be where Firefox is headed in terms of add-on developing and also ascertains to simpler, more powerful and 'restartless' extensions. As far as Bespin, it's Mozilla's web-based text editor.
How does it work? The builder adds on a "file explorer" interface into Bespin. The SDK can then help you to find libraries, and then there is also no auto-complete for library methods. Another feature is its rapid prototyping; which gives you a crack at testing out your code with a single click.
So if Firefox seems to be your line of interest in terms of developing, head over here and check it out today.
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