Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Firefox 3 (beta x) and Firebug

18 February 2008

Firefox 3 (beta x) and Firebug

My favourite extension, by far, for Firefox is Firebug. It is a combination of strace and tcpdump for web applications. It allows you to drill down into all aspects of the send-response loop between your browser and a web app.

If you're doing any JavaScript/AJAX development this tool will be invaluable to you!

Living on the edge though, as you do, I upgraded the version of Firefox I was running to v3.0b3 and too my annoyance Firebug now no longer worked.

Damn.

Lucky for me the crew at Fireclipse have enhanced Firebug 1.05 by Joe Hewitt with enhancements and bug fixes. I simply grabbed the XPI from here and installed it from within Firefox.

Et Voilà!

Another Reality Dysfunction is averted and life continues unimpeded.


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