It has long been debated just what tools, software and debugging approaches developers of websites and web solutions should use. Everyone seems to have their own software park to play in, and to some extent it has a lot to do with what each individual finds easiest to work with. Some might find Dreamweaver, for example, to be the best way to approach coding a website. Others might feel that hard coding their website keeps them alert of problems that might arise later on, and so they choose to code it in something as simple as a notepad software. It’s really up to each person to decide I guess. However, there are of course a lot of different tools that might add speed and aid to your development process.
Not too long ago, Mozilla announced that they are launching new developer tools into the core of Firefox, which would make the debugging and building of a website solution ultimately easy. It’s a robust and most welcome addition. The features are not only helpful, but also bring a whole new way of creating websites, at least for me. Usually I have been stuck with server coding websites since I find it easier to do. It’s fast, and it gives me a great overview of things while the site is injected as I move production forward. But as always, I have to make changes directly in the code and continuously view my website in order to see the changes.
The new “change and view” approach that Mozilla introduces is quite extraordinary. You will be able to change every conceivable parameter in your website live before you make the changes to the core code. This is great since you will be able to view the result instantly and without the hassle of having to upload or view your website locally. I can’t wait to start using this new developer tool, and I am sure this is just the beginning of a long line of truly awesome developer tools. Now, if Mozilla could only address all the memory leaks in Firefox and once and for all bust out a stable version of the browser, I think they just might be able to show that Firefox really is a good browser.
Via: [Geeky Gadgets]