Always wanted to create a Firefox extension? Or a Firebug extension? Here's an easy way to take off the ground, no more excuses.
The tool is located at http://tools.w3clubs.com/ext/
It's basically just a simple form you fill out with your name, URL, extension name, etc, then a working extension is generated for you. You then install your own extension and just start modifying it. So your new extension is ready in under a minute.
I did this tool a while ago for personal needs and it has been working for me with no worries. Today before making it public, I thought of adding the option to generate Firebug extensions too. You knew Firebug is extensible and you can add new tabs, right? Yahoo!'s YSlow is an example of a Firebug extension.
I followed Honza's Firebug tutorials part I and II and it worked beautifully. Honza is a Firebug contributor and these tutorials are excellently written and highly recommended, even if you use my tool to generate the code, it's still a good idea to know why things are what/where they are.
So there you go, same tool for creating both Firefox and Firebug extensions.
Have fun with the tool, but be aware that writing extensions is addictive, don't say I didn't warn you. As always, any feedback is appreciated.
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