Web Client

VST15 Busy Developer's Guide to Chrome Development


4:15pm - 5:30pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Ted Neward

Ted Neward

Director, Developer Relations


When Google introduced Chrome, the world pretty much took it on faith it would adhere to Web standards: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and others. And when Google sought to give developers opportunities to extend the browser using browser-specific extension points, it was nothing more subversive than what Microsoft, Firefox, Netscape or Apple had done before. But Google chose to use the same tools—HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and others—to provide those extensions. In some ways, it avoided some of the pain points that previous native-code-based browser extensions encountered. This session will examine the tools and APIs you can use to build a Chrome extension—when they can be useful and when they're just annoying.

You will learn:

  • Chrome application basics
  • Chrome extensions
  • Drawbacks to Chrome development