/ One code base to rule them all: Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Safari extensions
One code base to rule them all: Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Safari extensions
So you want to write a browser extension to further extend the capabilities of your application, but aren't sure which browser to write one for. Why not all of them? I'll run through some of the different capabilities offered by each extension API, and how this may limit your choices when building cross-browser extensions. I'll detail some tips and tricks for delivering a browser extension across all four browsers, from the one code base.
Ian currently works at Atlassian where he has been on the Bonfire team since it's formation. He has previously worked for Rising Sun Pictures and Maptek, and dabbled in some research, whilst completing his degree at Adelaide University. Ian enjoys discussing code over beer, and writing in the third person in speaker bios. More...