Mozilla's WebExtensions API Is In Good Shape For Firefox 48
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 30 April 2016 at 09:32 AM EDT. 12 Comments
MOZILLA --
Mozilla has announced that for Firefox 48 their WebExtensions API is considered to be in a stable state. They encourage developers looking to develop browser add-ons to begin using this new API.

WebExtensions is an API for implementing new browser add-ons/extensions that makes it easier to port to/from other browsers, is compatible with Firefox's Electroloysis, and should be easier to work with than the current APIs. In particular, Google designed portions of the WebExtensions API around Google's Blink extension API.

With Firefox 48 coming later this summer, WebExtensions should be in good shape and provide a solid base for developers. If you are into developing browser add-ons, you can learn more via this Mozilla.org blog post.
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