A Basic Guide to Building Chrome Extensions

added by deanomachino
5/21/2012 7:33:51 AM


Google Chrome has come a long way since it's early days. I am a big fan of the Chrome Developer tools and use it in my day to day development. There are also loads of great tools and extensions that are on offer at the Chrome store, and most are available to download for free. Depending on your requirements, creating a Chrome extension is really quick and easy - all it requires is a little knowledge of JavaScript and HTML. In this post, I am going to run through a tutorial that shows you how to create a small Chrome extension that allows you to display the top 5 posts on this blog from the RSS feed in a popup. It is a pretty basic example, but will give you a good understanding of Chrome extension development.