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FireBug - A web developers best friend

Scott Rippee @ 10:55 pm November 5th, 2006

I picked up firefox 2.0 today (this spell checking rocks my blog posting world) and discovered firebug when trying out some new extensions.

FireBug lets you explore the far corners of the DOM by keyboard or mouse. All of the tools you need to poke, prod, and monitor your JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax are brought together into one seamless experience, including a debugger, error console, command line, and a variety of fun inspectors.

This is the shit…. edit the page on the fly and get instant feedback. Move the mouse around and find out which parts of the code correspond to it. Set some break points in the javascript and debug your issues away. FireBug - > web like irb - > ruby. Well.. maybe.

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One Response to “FireBug - A web developers best friend”

  1. bucho Says:

    First off this post got me to (1) update to 2.0 finally and (2) install FireBug. Both were EXCELLENT choices. :) I love FireBug… it makes things much easier to debug, and secondly I LOVE that when you have to restart Firefox 2.0 due to a plugin/extension install it remembers all the tabs you had open! Very simple, but that was a huge annoyance for me before. Oh yeah, also the on-the-fly spell checking is invaluable since I can’t spell to save my life.

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