Create your own browser extensions, Part 1, Extend your reach into Chrome

Write a basic browser extension for Chrome

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Duane O'Brien

Date archived: May 13, 2019 | Last updated: April 05, 2013|First published: August 21, 2012

Every browser has its fans, detractors, advantages, and disadvantages. One thing they all have in common is that people increasingly spend more time using them. This series examines how to build the same basic extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. You'll learn what it is like to extend each browser, how hard or easy it is to perform some common tasks, and how to distribute your extension In this article, you build an extension for Chrome.

26 Mar 2013 - Added About this series and item about Part 2 in Resources and revised the abstract.

02 Apr 2013 - Added links to Part 3 in About this series and Resources.

05 Apr 2013 - Added links to Part 4 in About this series and Resources.

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