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Build a Firefox Extension from Scratch that integrates with Node.js

mbcrump profile image Michael Crump ・2 min read

Hello everyone,

I've recently built an API using Node.js that receives data from a Firefox extension that automatically posts the title & URL of your currently selected Firefox tab and sends it to Twitch chat using Node.js. Today, you'll find part 2, which shows you how I built the Firefox extension. We'll start with building a basic Firefox extension and then create an extension that integrates with our Node.js application.

I thought that I'd share it in case you are interested in a easy to learn tutorial that you can go through at your own pace. With the mini-series, I've taken the approach of building the app over a set of videos that incorporate the skills to be a effective with Node.js, using external and internal libraries, and using JavaScript to create a Firefox extension.

Part 2 - Build a Firefox Extension from Scratch that integrates with Node.js

Video (19 mins)
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Part 1 - Build the server using Node.js

Video (22 mins)
Source code

Conclusion

Stay tuned for future streams as we build out additional functionality of this apps or you can watch the condensed version by subscribing to my YouTube.

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