Best Practices for Building Cross-Browser Addons

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Developers know that sharing a common code base is key to an application’s maintenance and extensibility, especially when time and resources are limited. What many may not know is that much of the same common javascript code base can be leveraged across all browsers with only a need to build out very minimal browser-specific interfaces.

Whether you’re an existing addon developer looking to port to other browsers or you’re just getting started, this session will help highlight the common problems encountered and best practices for making extensions that work across browsers.

Karen Teng


Karen is VP of Engineering at AdaptiveBlue. She oversees and leads the
development effort for AdaptiveBlue smart browsing technologies.
Before joining AdaptiveBlue Karen was the lead engineer at
DataSynapse, where she worked on J2EE server virtualization.

Karen graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and resides in New York.

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