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Getting to know browser extensions - Part 1

Abdellah Alaoui
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Introduction

If you are a web developer, you've got all the tools to build awesome browser extensions, since they're built with JS and html. You only need to learn specific stuff for this niche.

Why should I care?

  • πŸ’° Browser extensions is a niche market, which means the wages are higher than elsewhere.
  • πŸš€ Building for another platform is a great asset as you can reach interesting niches.
  • πŸ™ƒ Why not ?!

What we'll cover

In the first post, we'll see the main concepts behind browser extensions and explore their capabilities.

Note we'll be building a chrome extension. Later in this series, we'll see how it's not very different from firefox or other browsers extensions. And we'll see how to write cross-browser extensions with ease.

After that, we'll be building a very useful timer extension. And we'll cover all the aspects of building it and publishing to the stores.

If that sounds interesting to you, leave a comment or like and I'll move forward with the next post very soon.

Thanks for reading this far.

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