10 reasons to fell in love with Mozilla JetPack
What is Jetpack?
Sooo. let’s count to 9 from 0 of course. We’re hackers!
0 – Use your web knowledge
You can use your JQuery/HTML/CSS skills to write a add-on for Firefox. Yes, you can write an Add-on with easy and pack it with easy via JetPack SDK.
1 – It’s easy to start
You don’t need to be a XUL mastodon to write some cool extensions.
P.S I like XUL Also.
2 – Easy to learn
It’s so easy. I bet I can teach my son to write an addon when he turns 6.
3 – Sharing is caring
You can share your code with others via some kind of standard libraries. Write the code and let’s other re-use it within their applications.
4 – Hack it!
You don’t like something or want to see something else implemented – Do it via JEP
5 – Updates
A good mechanism for updating addons written on JetPack. You need to update your module and AMO website will do the rest – packaging and updating the client extension
6 – Read/Write web
7 – Good application architecture
Very flexible and out of Firefox dependency architecture.They should work more on sharing resources between app, but it’s really fast.
8 – Mobile JetPack
Soon you can use your web skills to write addons for Mobile Firefox. Since Nokia is no longer supporting their Web Widgets technologies, JetPack will be a good way to write for mobile phones.
9 – You’re the man/girl
JetPack is technology for you and others like you that creates something cool everyday and supports web by using web standards and technologies
Those are my number 10, can you add something? I know JetPack has a lot of problems, but let’s focus on good parts of JetPack – Are you a jetpacker? Share at least one think you like!
P.S A man from #jetpack channel Just remind me about that – if you need a debug mechanism – use JetBug.