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Introducing TypeScript Support and the Extension Showcase

September 13, 2020 · 2 min read

The latest version of ChromeExtensionKit was released today and has some exciting additions.

TypeScript Support

The first major change to the kit was a newly added React + TypeScript Popup starter that lives in react/react-typescript-popup-page. This starter includes TypeScript ready to go out of the box and can also be used as a reference if you wish to add TypeScript to any of the other current React starters.

In addition to this new TypeScript starter, a series of instructions were added to all of the other existing React starters in case you would like to convert them to using TypeScript in a couple of easy steps.

Extension Showcase

Another big change coming soon is the launch of the Extension Showcase which will, as you'd expect with the name, showcase extensions built by the community. I'm currently compiling a number of extensions that were built using the starters, so if you'd like your extension to be included, get in touch with me and I'd love to add it. You'll find additional instructions in the "Introduction" chapter of the Ebook.

Other Changes

Other than the above larger changes, this version of the kit fixed a couple typos in the Ebook. It also added a couple bits of information regarding the ChromeExtensionKit Official Blog as well as how updates work with the kit and how they're communicated to you.

As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Ryan Fitzgerald

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Hey! I'm Ryan Fitzgerald and I'm a full-stack developer based out of Toronto, Canada.

I have been building, publishing, and growing a variety of Chrome Extensions both professionally and for personal projects for over 5 years.