January 2015

Gavin Pickin

Whats better than Firefox Developer Tools? Firefox Developer Edition

Javascript, Tools and IDEs

In the world we work in, the Web world, there are lots of IDEs and tools out there. One of the best tools to ever come out for Web / Javascript development, and made developing in Javascript even possible I thing, was Firebug. These days most modern browsers have web tools, and they're getting better every day. Some like Firefox's Dev tools, others prefer Chrome, and I have heard that IE 11s are actually pretty amazing. Each suite of test tools one ups the other, and the innovation is good for all of us.

I am probably very behind the times, but I only just learned of another option from Mozilla, which is better than Firefox's Dev Tools... a Firefox Developer Browser.

It's slick looking, it has that dark sublime look that is the "COOL" thing right now, apparently. It has a bunch of awesome tools baked right in, and the best thing is, they have a special feature called Valence, which allows you to debug your code, running on safari on iOS or chrome on Android, or Chrome on Desktop. One of the worst parts of testing all of the browsers is, you have to learn each of the tools, where do they hide this feature, do they have that feature, Valence is a special browser extension only found in Firefox Developer Edition, and it looks pretty slick.

The link below has all the information you need, including some little vidoes on the features, like Valence, Responsive Web Design Features, Web Audio Editor, WebIDE, and of course all the usual features we know and love like CSS Style Editor, Javascript Debugging, Network Monitor, Page Inspector etc.

If you have heard of this before, why didn't you tell me?
If you haven't heard of this yet, then you are welcome.

What are you waiting for?
Go download it now

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