Mozilla Prods Developers Of Slow Add-Ons

Developers who work on add-ons for Firefox – along with developers who simply use one or more add-ons – may want to start thinking more about speed.  Mozilla, perhaps tired of hearing people blame them for delays, has decided to highlight how different add-ons affect Firefox’s startup process.

Mozilla announced the decision on the Add-Ons Blog, and this is bound to result in some embarrassment for the developers responsible for the worst-performing add-ons.  No one wants to be named and shamed in public.

We wouldn’t be surprised if add-ons that make the top 10 list (or even the top 50 list) see a drop in usage, as well.

But the good news is of course that this process will probably wind up rewarding developers who were careful with respect to how their add-ons might affect Firefox’s startup.  Plus, if everyone improves their apps a little for the sake of staying competitive, then all Firefox users will benefit.

Have a look at what Mozilla calls the “Add-ons with the Slowest Start-up” if you want to see if something you developed or use made the list.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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