By David Boswell, Brian King, Ian Oeschger, Pete Collins, Eric Murphy

Mozilla is not only a browser. Mozilla is usually a framework that permits builders to create cross-platform purposes. This framework is made from JavaScript, CSS (Cascading variety Sheets), and Mozilla's XUL (XML-based User-interface Language) in addition to the Gecko rendering engine, XBL (eXtensible Binding Language), XPCOM (Mozilla's part model), and a number of other components.Creating functions with Mozilla explains how functions are created with Mozilla and gives step by step information regarding how one can create your personal courses utilizing Mozilla's robust cross-platform improvement framework. This publication additionally exhibits examples of many differing kinds of latest functions to illustrate a few of the chances of Mozilla program improvement. one in every of Mozilla's largest benefits for a developer is that Mozilla-based purposes are cross-platform, which means courses paintings an analogous on home windows as they do on Linux or the Mac OS.Working in the course of the ebook, you're brought to the Mozilla improvement atmosphere and after fitting Mozilla, you fast learn how to create basic functions. After the preliminary delight of constructing your personal transportable functions, the publication branches into issues on modular improvement and packaging your software. so as to construct extra advanced functions, assurance of XUL, JavaScript, and CSS let you notice tips on how to customise and construct out your software shell. the second one 1/2 the ebook explores extra complicated themes together with UI enhancement, localization, and distant distribution.Mozilla 1.0 used to be published on June fifth, 2002, after greater than 4 years of improvement as an open resource undertaking. This booklet has been written in order that the entire info and examples will paintings with this liberate and any of the 1.0.x upkeep releases. as well as Netscape's Mozilla-based browsers (Netscape 6.x and 7.x), the Mozilla framework has been used to create different browsers corresponding to Galeon and Chimera, and chat consumers reminiscent of ChatZilla and JabberZilla. builders have extensively utilized Mozilla to create video games, improvement instruments, browser improvements, in addition to every kind of different different types of applications.

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