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  • bedframe

    Your Browser Extension Development Framework

  • Author here! the project is super new. alpha, at best.

    Basically if you wanted to build browser extensions using modern stack, bedframe lets you do that. Specifically it uses Vite under the hood so you can write e.g. a chrome extension in e.g. React w/ TypeScript, Tailwind, and all that good stuff.

    I think the CLI readme has a bit more useful info: https://github.com/nyaggah/bedframe/tree/main/packages/cli

    The notable bit is the mvp.yml workflow you get in your project. It'll let you publish to chrome, firefox and edge automatically (ci/cd).

    > It's also very unclear what state this project is in.

    fair enough! Wanted to get something out there first; I'll get the docs out soon

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • plasmo

    🧩 The Browser Extension Framework

  • Ooof!! It is an... interesting time right now in extensions land. The switch from MV2 to MV3 is a bit chaotic but hopefully tools like this (Bedframe) and tools like [Plasmo](https://github.com/PlasmoHQ/plasmo) start to inject some freshness in the space.

  • uBlock-issues

    This is the community-maintained issue tracker for uBlock Origin

  • Definitely a much-needed area for development. However, having gone down the browser extension rabbit hole, I've largely shifted my focus to user scripts. Granted, there will always be a need for specialized browser extensions like ad blockers (uBlock[1]), keyboard shortcuts (Vimium-C[2]), and password managers (Bitwarden[3]).

    That said, I find user scripts superior for most tasks, despite some lacking UI niceties. They are easier to share, use, and crucially, audit—be it in terms of scope, permissions, or code updates. Plus if Manifest V3 is any indicator, the future for browser extensions looks bleak. While I don't agree with this direction, it's probably for the best for the majority of users, like my mom.

    Your effort is commendable; however, should you find yourself looking for a viable pivot in the future, I believe the user script space is primed for innovation and could offer a good alternative.

    [1] https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock

  • vimium-c

    A keyboard shortcut browser extension for keyboard-based navigation and tab operations with an advanced omnibar

  • web-automation

  • I recently started to have the same ideas, and I have created 3 bookmarklets and 1 userscript https://github.com/madacol/web-automation

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    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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