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Real World Mozilla

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=Dive Into Real World Mozilla Development: a one week crash course=
Mozilla, creator of the popular Firefox web browser, is one of the largest collaborative open source projects in the world. Working on Mozilla is challenging, fun, and one of the best ways to gain real-world development experience. Getting involved with Mozilla means learning new skills, meeting new people, and having the opportunity to work on global software products with tens of millions of users. However, as exciting as it is, getting started can be intimidating and overwhelming—Mozilla has millions of lines of source code. This course will give you the knowledge you need to start building Firefox extensions by introducing you to the following topics(NOTE: a [[Topics in Mozilla Development|complete topic list]] is also available):
==Topic Listby Day==
'''Monday'''- [[Dive into Mozilla Day 1|Introduction to Open Source and Mozilla]]
* What is Open Source?
* What is the Mozilla Project?
* The Mozilla developer communityand its practices
* Mozilla Platform and Technology overview
* Using IRC to communicate with other Mozilla developers around the world
* Using Mozilla’s collaborative documentation tools (wikis, wiki markup)
'''Tuesday'''- [[Dive into Mozilla Day 2|Building Mozilla from Source]]* More on IRC
* The Mozilla Build Process and Build System
* Using Revision Control Systems (CVS and SVN)
* Building Mozilla from source code
'''Wednesday'''- [[Dive into Mozilla Day 3|Developing Mozilla]]
* Using developer tools (e.g., diff, patch, etc.)
* Using Mozilla webtools (OpenGROK/LXR, Bonsai, Bugzilla, Pastebin)
* Finding your way around in the Mozilla source tree
* Learning how to develop and debug Mozilla (C/C++ and JavaScript)
* Introduction to XPCOM Components
* Writing your first XPCOM Componentin C++
'''Thursday'''- [[Dive into Mozilla Day 4|Debugging and Testing]]
* Finishing your first XPCOM Component
* Using Mozilla’s collaborative documentation tools Learning how to debug Mozilla (wikisC/C++ and JavaScript)* Strategies for Testing XPCOM Components (e.g., wiki markupxpcshell unit tests)
* Bugs, Bugzilla, Testing, and QA
* Bug Triage, methods of manual testing
'''Friday'''- [[Dive into Mozilla Day 5|Firefox and Extensions]]* Modifying Firefox
* XUL and Javascript Firefox Extensions
* Writing your first XUL/JS Extension
* Combining your XPCOM and XUL Extension* XULRunner and application deployment
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Seneca@York campus room rooms '''S1206'''(Monday only), and '''T4046''' (rest of the week).
Computer Studies students please register by sending an email from your learn account to Daman Panesar. Please include your student number. Faculty and staff please email David Humphrey

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