Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Pi.Debugger: Cross browser debugging

Category: Debugging

Azer Koçulu has added to pi.comet with a new cross browser debugger pi.debugger.

The look is inspired by Firebug:

Pi Debugger

Check out the open source project.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:59 am

3.9 rating from 13 votes


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Calling this a debugger is a bit optimistic. A debugger allows developers to set breakpoints and navigate up and down stack frames. And until there’s a standard browser debugger API – something like JVMTI – cross-platform tools are going to be limited to exactly what we see here: basic inspection of the DOM and evaluation of script.

At first glance, this appears to be a nice, clean emulation of DOM inspection features of Firebug. It’d be nice to see it as a drop-in replacement for Firebug Lite.

Comment by broofa — April 8, 2008

if Joe Hewitt accepts, I would like to donate this to Firebug. You are right. pi.debugger doesn’t contain a breakpoint tool but you can use console commands for simple debugging.thanks, Azer.

Comment by azer — April 8, 2008

console.debug or console.error doesn’t seem to work. One could just map them to console.log for now but log levels would be nice.

Comment by Spocke — April 8, 2008

Bummer I just released a very similar (but simpler – no DOM/HTML/CSS view) debugger at http://www.zoroja.com/blog/debug-bar/

Good work though, looks very slick

Comment by darkoz — April 8, 2008

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