Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Mar 2010 11:27 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "For many users of Mozilla's open source Firefox Web browser, Firefox is simply a tool for looking at Web content. For others, Firefox is an enabling tool to actually help develop content and code for the Web. This week, Mozilla released the results of a developer survey it conducted in November 2009. The survey received responses from 5054 developers spread across 119 countries and provides some insights into how developers work with Firefox - and what about Firefox makes it so critical as a tool for developing."
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RE: Firebug
by vodoomoth on Thu 1st Apr 2010 14:54 UTC in reply to "Firebug"
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I'm sad you didn't mention Opera, whose Opera Dragonfly is a very capable counterpart to FireBug.

I'm a long time Opera user and I just don't get why people are so all over Firefox. I even laughed when in last H.264/Theora OSnews article, someone explained how Firefox took market shares from IE with its load of features, including tabs... But my intent is not to start another best browser contest.

Back to the dev thing, the only thing I can rant about in DragonFly is that when a expanded variable views got collapsed each debug step. That was the last time Firebug didn't allow me to do something and thank god, Opera was there.

Honestly, Firebug is the best thing that ever happened in the web dev scene, at least for making Javacript debugging so easy. And I don't even mention the Net or Console tabs.

But I am so pissed off that Firefox needs a live connection just to reach 'localhost:8080'! At my workplace, losing the wifi connection several times a day isn't rare. When that happens and I'm using Firefox, I can't reach my local pages anymore. I don't see any logical reason for that, although a reason probably exists. Am I the only one experiencing that live connection need from Firefox?

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RE[2]: Firebug
by adinas on Thu 1st Apr 2010 19:55 in reply to "RE: Firebug"
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The Opera debugger was actually the first time I saw this stuff in a browser, I remember thinking how cool it was. But at the time it was really slow. I remember you had to wait like a whole minute just for it to load up the developer window. I'm sure things are better now but at the time it was not usable.

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