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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Useful tools for web development/debugging?

I'm always on the lookout for new, useful tools, and was wondering what tools people find useful for Javascript/PHP/CSS debugging/development (or tools in general).
Here are some that I'm using quite a bit:
- ColorPic (eyedropper for getting exact color values of anything onscreen)
- ScreenCalipers 1.0 (for measuring anything onscreen)
- Firefox Web Developer Extension (for altering CSS live)
- Firebug (inspecting HTML/CSS of any element; interacting with the page live via Javascript)
- Microsoft Script Debugger (highlight line causing Javascript errors; can be better than Firebug as it shows eval'd source where Firebug incorrectly points to dojo.js)
- (find errors in Javascript source)
- SnagIt (screen captures with graphical annotations - useful for bug reports)
- Safari Execute Arbitrary Script bookmarklet (interact with the page live via Javascript)
- IE Javascript Shell bookmarklet (interact with the page live via Javascript)
What other super-useful tools do you use?


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