Are you FireBugged !

11 Aug

Why Firebug and Firefox are my great buddies when it comes to debugging ?

Most Web developers write for all Web browsers, but their development tools only work on one browser. To the extent that browsers are standard, this works out.  Except when it doesn’t. Then you are stuck trying to use the unfamiliar development tools in another browser. Moreover, some browsers have better or different support for development tools.

Some people use Firebug as an inspection and tweeking tool; some use its console or net panel; some use just the Javascript debugger. But for most users the real power of this first ever Web debugger is synergy.  No combination of independent inspectors, consoles, net-traffic analyzers, and debuggers provides the same level of support for developers. Pivoting between panels and using one view to trigger action in another is how Firebug Ninjas work.

The world of Web development changed in three years. Other browsers gave up on small independent tools , they now have debuggers that look and act an awful lot like Firebug; there are even another browser now and it comes with a Firebug-like debugger built-in. While I am hardly unbiased, I think Firebug remains the best of the bunch, both in terms of overall design and in terms of a rich and appropriate feature set. For that we have a lot of  talented and dedicated contributors to thank!

But what about the next three years? I’ll do a little dreaming in my next post.

1.Go To Addons page of Firefox

2.This is how your Screen would look while De-bugging an error

Split View
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Uncategorized


One response to “Are you FireBugged !

  1. Mr WordPress

    February 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM

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