Making a plugin for a browser than can access an exe or DLL?

Hello everyone,

I'm new to this API and I read this discussion about writing a browser plugin,

What I want to do is to make a cross browser compatible plugin capable of interfacing with a C/C++ written as a DLL or executable (and whatever Apple and Linux use). I looked around on this site and it is huge so I was hoping someone could just throw me a link or maybe give me a general idea as to how to use JUCE. Do I compile JUCE using MAKE (I'm on XP, but I can do stuff with Ubuntu as well) and once I have JUCE running can I use an IDE or do I use notepad++?