Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
Opera has posted what looks like a great new Web debugging tool Opera Dragonfly which is released in alpha.
Shawn Lauriat has a nice write-up that tells the story:
Time will tell whether Dragonfly can get enough developers to use Opera and keep them there, and how much the developers behind the new developer tools listen to the community in the coming iterations, but so far this looks extremely promising.
- Redefine your style: Its not just the DOM you can inspect. Check out what CSS rules apply to which element, and what rules are inherited or set by browser defaults. Overridden rules are highlighted so you can see what styles are or aren’t applied. Support for editing CSS rules will be added in an upcoming version.
- Spot your errors: An improved error console allows you to see, filter and log any errors in your scripts, pointing to the exact position the error occurred. Use this in combination with the other tools to hunt down and fix your siteâ€™s bugs.
- Debug the DOM: View source isnâ€™t much use if you use DOM Scripting to alter the DOM. Opera Dragonfly allows you to inspect the updated DOM and all it’s properties. Support for editing the DOM will be added in an upcoming version.
Have you checked it out? How do you like it?
Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:38 pm