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Now's the time to make your first Firefox add-on with the Mozilla Add-ons Builder

Released with nary a muted fanfare, you'd be forgiven for having never seen or used the Mozilla Add-ons Builder. The Builder is a Web-based add-on SDK (and yes, you need to use Firefox to get the most out of it!) This new tool, which is obviously aimed at boosting both educational and commercial adoption of Firefox's new add-on architecture, is actually constructed from two technologies that...

Firefox Friday Five - "We miss Sebastian" edition

As Sebastian is still in Montenegro, I will be presenting you with today's Firefox Friday Five. I know you guys miss him, but fret not – he's due back around Tuesday, so next week's installment shall indubitably be British in style and flavour. For now, though, you're stuck with me -- so buckle up and enjoy the ride! This week we've seen two pretty exciting releases from Mozilla, plus one...

Amy Editor provides real-time collaborative Ruby editing (and more)

Amy Editor is an interesting find; it is an advanced online programmer's editor, which apparently has not been touched since April 2008 (current build is 080401, dubbed version 1.0). But it's still online, and it is very, very impressive. My need was simple: I need to collaborate on a Ruby project with someone in real-time, working on the same file while discussing it on Skype. And I wanted...

Firefox Friday Five: 4.0 news round-up, 2 billion add-on downloads, Thunderbird 3.1, and making text editing on websites easier

These Firefox Friday titles are really getting out of hand. Perhaps I should shorten them... or simply use more buzzwords... and square brackets (Firefox Friday Five [FEATURE]: news round-up, 2 billion incentivized [ADD-ON] downloads...) Still, at least you know, at a glance, exactly what you're getting. There'll be none of that sensational 'look at me!' crap here on Download Squad. Moving...

With Jetpack, Mozilla stokes the customization fires

Firefox may never catch up to Chrome in the speed tests, but Mozilla has a huge lead when it comes to customization. The newly-announced Jetpack project might well ensure that they stay well ahead of the pack. Jetpack aims to make browser addons easier to create by allowing developers to do so using only HTML, CSS, and Javascript (newer tags like <canvas> <audio> <video> are...