I’ve been playing with the Firebug 1.0 private beta for the last few days and it’s quite a tool. v0.4 the last release of Firebug had already combined the most popular features Venkman, Console2, and the DOM inspector. 1.0 adds a entire new set of features. JS profiling and Net request tracing similar to Tamper Data are IMHO the most powerful. Joe has been hard at work and been fising issues as quick as we find them. Firebug now has enough functionality that it could implement and examine all the tips included in my entire presentation at OSCON.
The new website Get Firebug gives you a glimpse of what is coming shortly:
ref: Minification v Obfuscation » Yahoo! User Interface Blog
AJAX programmers today have many tools available to them. Here’s a quick overview of some popular ones.
Mozilla – Venkman ships by default with Mozilla, and provides a nice option for those who just want to get their browser and debugger combination in one shot.
- Integrated Development Environment (IDE) The choice of editor’s or IDE’s is sometimes characterized as a war. Not to pick and choose but Eclipse has become a popular editor for many web programmers. It’s roots are with server-side Java code but more recently the Web Tools Platform (WTP) has come along and aims to change that perception. They’ve made signific progress over the past year, but at the moment Eclipse + JSEclipse is my personal choice. The JSEclipse plug-in has quick code-complete and simple, clear syntax highlighting.
- Syntax Checker JSLint – Slick syntax checker. Catches all those stupid mistakes, and helps enforce good programming conventions.
Know of a tool or program that you’d have in your AJAX Toolbox? Post a comment!