Friday, July 18th, 2008
Great news for all Web developers out there (that be you!). Firebug is going to get a shot in the arm. Joe Hewitt has had to slow down his work on the tool, and thus the Firebug Working Group was created, to try to make the tool continue to thrive.
The work has been mainly done recently by John J Barton of IBM, and Jan Odvarko. They will now be joined by 50% of a John Resig:
I’ve got a mini-announcement. Starting this week about half of my time at Mozilla is going to be spent driving the direction of the brand-new Mozilla Firebug team. I’m, understandably, quite excited about this proposition. Like all web developers I’ve found Firebug to be an invaluable tool for web development.
We’re in a very primordial stage right now – we’re meeting at the Firefox Summit at the end of the month and again at the beginning of August for the Firebug Working Group. We’ll be setting some major goals for post-Firebug 1.2 development. I highly suspect that we’ll be doing some exploratory Firebug extension development as well.
Also, Rob Campbell (Mozilla hacker, tester, and tool developer) will be joining them.
This is at a time that Firebug really needs this shot in the arm, so I can’t wait to see what happens next. If you have ideas on what you want to see, let them know…. they are listening.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am