Create a guide to introduce the SDK to people with a webdev background

RESOLVED FIXED in 1.1

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P1
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
8 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: adw, Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
On the mailing list, pd says [1] there should be a guide explaining the SDK to people who come from a primarily webdev background.  That's a good idea, especially since a goal of Jetpack is to expand add-on development to webdevs.  I'm not sure what it would include except to point out that 1) add-ons do not run in a web page, so 2) the DOM and all its associated APIs are not available in add-on scripts, but 3) the standard JavaScript library is different from the DOM API so you can still do lots of things in add-on scripts that you do in web scripts.

[1] http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla-labs-jetpack/browse_thread/thread/d14fa11ff1b68957
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Updated

8 years ago
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
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Comment 1

8 years ago
I'd expect a webdev guide to cover a lot of the same ground that a guide/explanation on how and in what scope add-on code is run (see bug 633860 comment 7 and bug 577558 comment 10) would.  Even if a webdev guide turns out to be mostly a duplication of other docs, I think it would be useful if only to give webdevs a springboard into documentation that might be particularly relevant to them.
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → 1.0
It could also reference this page: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/The_DOM_and_JavaScript

Thanks KWierso for this suggestion.
(automatic reprioritization of 1.0 bugs)
Priority: P2 → P1
Target Milestone: 1.0 → 1.1
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Comment 5

7 years ago
I think so, thanks Will.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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