Building a Chrome Extension

Building a Chrome Extension

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Course Description

Learn how to create extensions for Google’s Chrome browser using JavaScript. In this course you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to extend the functionality of the browser with custom extensions. We’ll look at the different types of extension that we can build, and see the different kinds of extension architecture.

What You’ll Learn

  • The architecture of a typical Chrome extension.
  • How to build a browser action, add a popup, and use some common APIs.
  • How to use content scripts, build page actions, and override some of Chrome’s built-in pages.
  • How to build a Chrome Dev Tools extension.
  • How to enforce extension security.
  • How to package up an extension ready for distribution to the extension store.

About the Instructor

Dan Wellman is an author and front-end developer based in the south of England. By day he builds web sites and applications and likes to focus on JavaScript, testing and workflow tools. By night he produces video courses for Envato Tuts+ on a range of mostly front-end focused topics, usually centered around JavaScript. You can check out his website, follow him on Twitter, and see his profile on GitHub.


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