- 2009 Adapt web pages to your own needs with Greasemonkey
- 2008 Firefox Extensions entwickeln
- 2007 Die Mozilla Plattform
- Web (2.0) APIs aus Anwendersicht
- Support for user scripts (*.user.js) is nowadays available for Chrome & Opera out of the box.
- By now every reasonable browser (you know what this means ;) has added support for lightweight extensions written in JS. A special kind of these extension are the so-called page mods (modifications) which do the same trick - and will probably make Greasemonkey obsolete because its core funtionality will be ubiquitous eventually.
- A Mozilla developer compared the current lightweight addon state of browsers.
- In the meantime more features were added and the UI Integration into Firefox was changed (with v0.9.0) while also adding support for Firefox 4.0. Greasespot, the official weblog has the details.
Hands-On "Hello World" talk, where I showed things in my editor/browser most of the time. Therefore the slides aren't really that informative. If you're interested to jump in, start with this great article & presentation on Robert Nymans site.
- If you want to develop a full blown Firefox Extension this is still the way to go but if you want to do stuff which can be covered by the more lightweight Mozilla Add-On SDK (formerly known as Jetpack SDK) you should choose the SDK.
- No further features will be accepted for JsDoc Tk v2 because JsDoc TK v3 is on it's way.
- YUI 3 Test has arrived and is built on top of YUI 3.
- JSLint keeps flourishing as "perpetual beta" and development moved to github.
This presentation gives an introduction into the Mozilla Platform. The presentation covers what it is, what purpose it serves, who uses it, which technologies it consists of (e.g. XUL, XBL, XPCOM ...), which applications you can create with it (e.g. Firefox Extension, XULRunner App, ...) and the advantages / disadvantages it has.
The PDF Slides are accompanied with comments.
- with Gecko 2.0 (corresponds to Firefox 4.0) support for remote XUL application will be gone.
- it seems that FUEL was abandoned. It's still there but there is no further development. Probably the Mozilla Add-On SDK superseded it in a way.
- all changes related to the platform regarding Firefox 4.
In this forty page seminar paper which was written within 2 months I looked at Web 2.0 and the rise of Web APIs. I wrote about web services in general and the protocols and data interchange formats used at this time. I listed some of their advantages and disadvantages, created some examples and finally also wrote about mashups.
- some of the advantages/disadvantages nowadays are also relevant for Cloud Computing.