I had the opportunity to help beta test during the private phase and I can tell you this is seriously Web development … evolved. Very cool tool which I find now a mandatory item in my toolkit of development utilities.
I’ve used it for several things already:
- debugging network and Ajax requests on a admin control panel
- debugging Ajax content requests and scripting logic on an internal tool used at Navarts
- inspecting the CSS styles for the break up and facelift of 3 year old code which needed refreshing — I think this cut in half the time required
Firebug Remains Open Source
Additionally, Joe Hewitt had speculated on going commercial to help assist in the development of this clearly powerful tool. However, the great news is in the end it turns out he’s decided not to: it’s staying open source and free.
However, he is asking for donations to help fund it a bit, so go donate!
Firebug Lite for Internet Explorer and Safari
I haven’t actually tried out this script yet, but I’m anxious to. I had coded a rudimentary console.log() function a ways back to help with some of the aforementioned tasks in IE, but hey, I guess I can put that to bed right now.
Anyway, go to Get Firebug! right now!
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