Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Safari gets a Javascript debugger

Category: JavaScript, Programming, Toolkit, WebKit

<p>Its about time – Webkit – the development version of Safari, has gotten a real javascript debugger. Its called Drosera, and the Surfin Safari blog has the announcement. Or you can just download the latest nightly of Webkit and go. Its interesting to note that this and the Web Inspector tool for Safari are about 90% plain HTML and Javascript. Hows that for a something that isn’t even a “real programming language”?

Drosera javascript debugger for Safari

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:16 am
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I came here wondering if by the title you meant “Safari, get a Javascript debugger” or “Safari gets a Javascript debugger.” I was happy to find that it was the latter.

Comment by Ken Fehling — June 28, 2006

now if they would only get some decent source code.

Comment by Hubris Sonic — June 28, 2006

Wow, I’m grammatically challenged today.

Fixed the title.

Comment by Rob Sanheim — June 28, 2006

From the screenshots this looks almost identical to the Debugger in Dashcode. There are some tiny differences (on Dashcode there are words under the icons, there is a Stop and a single button for Run / Pause. Also the arrow on the source code is slightly larger. But otherwise it looks very similar. What are the odds Apple would develop TWO different JavaScript debuggers at the same time?

As for being a ‘proper programming language’ – there’s a difference between being able to do something and it being easy to do it.

Comment by JulesLt — June 29, 2006

There is an “extension” already out there, which does that already. Just for the record. It’s called the Safari Enhancer.

Comment by till — June 29, 2006

Btw, when I posted my comment. I was offered “wp-comments.php” for download – my (first) comment still made it through.

Comment by till — June 29, 2006

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Safari has had a debugger in it since it shipped, you just had to turn it on.

Comment by YoyoMama — July 7, 2006

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There is another javascript debug tool can debug javascript in ie,firefox,safari,chrome,opera and so on.
Javascript Debug Toolkit

Comment by ayound — December 1, 2008

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