Firefox Devtools: hax
Last week, the Firefox Devtools teams got together in London for some together-time. We kicked the show off on Tuesday with some lightning talks, followed by hack sessions over the rest of the week. As always, it’s incredible getting together with everybody — I’m kind of a fan. We’ll be finishing things we worked on this week for the next couple of months and it will be awesome.
My lightning talk was an example of how you can write a Jetpack addon using gozala‘s Scratch-kit. I cooked up a non-working demo the morning before our talks and managed to get the addon prototype to a state where it kind of works. The addon itself is ultimately intended to be a button you can use to share posts on app.net (the I-have-fifty-dollars social network).
The Code looks like this:
The remaining time was spent hacking on bigger targets. I got to sit down with Benoit Girard and work on integrating a JS-only version of the SPS Profiler. In two days, we were able to put up patches for a stripped-down version replacing the addon and integrating the Cleopatra web app. We’re going to be continuing that work over the next little while to get it polished and tested. See bug 795262 to track our progress.