Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Firebug 0.4: Now with debugger

Category: Firefox, Utility

We posted on Firebug, the killer Firefox extension for working with JavaScript, at the beginning. Back then it had a lot of promise.

Now we see the 0.4 release which adds major features such as:

  • JavaScript Debugger (wow!)
  • Stack Traces with JavaScript Errors
  • Debug JavaScript Errors
  • Logging levels and assertions
  • printf-like String formatting

Check out the full release notes for more.

And of course,

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:02 am

4.4 rating from 56 votes


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Finally a debugger for Firefox which is easier to use than Venkman. Looks promising.

Comment by Stefan Larsson — May 24, 2006

FireBug just keeps getting better!

Inspired by some great extensions, this is fast becoming the swiss army knife Leathermans of web developer extensions for firefox!!

Comment by Ross Lawley — May 24, 2006

Really cool!
I guess the next step is to add a decent profiler :)

Comment by Kirill Maximov — May 24, 2006

When I install firebug 4, after restarting always i get a long loading of the plugin, usually I get the dialog of “stop script processing”.

Comment by Nir Tayeb — May 24, 2006

[…] Firebug 0.4: Now with debugger: ” […]

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I’m so pleased with how quickly Hewitt is developing this. I can’t believe how long I managed without it.

Comment by henrah — May 24, 2006

[…] (note: I found out about this on Ajaxian) […]

Pingback by BorkWeb » Firbug 0.4 Released. Can Web Development Be Any Sexier? — May 24, 2006

A huge improvement for an already top-of-the-line tool.

Comment by kamens — May 24, 2006

Interesting Finds: May 24, 2006 AM edition

Trackback by Jason Haley — May 24, 2006

I’m having problems using the previous version with XUL apps. Hopefully this new version will be better in that regard.

Comment by Andy — May 24, 2006

You should add this to your script if u want to use the console.* functions in your javascript, and not break the script in any other browser.

if (typeof console == 'undefined') {
// Try to be compatible with other browsers
// Only use firebug logging when available
console = new Object;
console.trace = function() {};
console.log = function() {};
console.debug = function() {}; = function() {};
console.warn = function() {};
console.error = function() {};
console.time = function() {};
console.timeEnd = function() {};
console.count = function() {};

Comment by Tom Mulder — May 24, 2006

I’ve been beta testing Firebug 0.4 and the I have to say: Firebug is the shit. I cannot even imagine developing a web page/application without it, it just makes you so much more productive.

Comment by Hermann Klinke — May 24, 2006

Firebug is essential for any web developer today. Thanks to Joe Hewitt for the fantastic tool.

Comment by Rob Sanheim — May 24, 2006

This is one Bug I would love not to fix :) — Great Going. Keep it up. It would be awesome if an IE version was available.

Comment by Navaneeth — May 24, 2006

[…] With the 0.4 release of FireBug, Firefox has a new JavaScript debugger. Prior to this, the only other JavaScript debugger for Firefox was Venkman, and I have never had much success with the add-on. FireBug has come a long way with a debugger, JavaScript command line, page inspector, live editing, AJAX request viewer, stack trace, and an aesthetically pleasing user interface. […]

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Pingback by John Tokash’s Blog » links for 2006-05-25 — May 25, 2006

[…] 1:41 pm I denne tid med Ajax overalt, har der manglet en ordentlig debugger lidt. Venkman, den klassiske fra Mozilla, er ikke særlig brugervenlig, og er efterhÃ¥nden ogsÃ¥ lidt forældet, men det er der nu rÃ¥d for. Som rapporteret pÃ¥ Ajaxian, er FireBug nu ude i en ny version, og den ser noget spændende ud. Det ligner en af de extensions, der bør være standard i enhver installation. […]

Pingback by Life of Recht » Blog Archive » Javascript debugger — May 26, 2006

[…] If you’ll remember a little while back, we posted about the latest release of a handy Javascript extension for Firefox that makes working with the language much simpler. Well, the folks over at the Yahoo! Interface Blog have posted even more information about it – this time, in the format of a video from a presentation. […]

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[…] Firebug – Great. The JS debugger that the C#er was complaining about – well, here it is. And a lot of activity around it, check ajaxian if you want […]

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