This is a case study showing some of the synergies and obstacles of using Drupal as the server-side application to support the client lifecycle of a Firefox Extension.
Many of the social networking facilities of Drupal match the requirements of Firefox Extensions (so-called Add-ons) quite well. But there are interesting challenges for developing server-side logic in Drupal to support the on-ramp of Rich Internet Applications that those little Firefox Extensions really are.
What we'll cover:
- An overview of the panoply of technologies these two technologies use together
- A medium-low-level walk-through of the components and interactions of a typical plugin
- A demo of a real world plugin using Drupal as a backend
- What works, what doesn't
- Directions for the future: why we think that Drupal and Mozilla are a match made in heaven
- Q & A