Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Web Development Tools for the Power Developer

Category: JavaScript, Utility

Brennan Stehling has done a nice job in compiling Web Development Tools for the Power Developer:





Proxy Tools

A lot of these have been discussed a lot, and are familiar to our readers, but it is always good to take another look at the list.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:55 am

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I wouldn’t say he did a “nice job”, he forgot FireBug, the most important one of all.

Comment by Bob Weston — September 12, 2006

And mootools?

Comment by j0k3r — September 12, 2006

I’m surprised that the JQuery evangelists haven’t jumped on this like a pack of wild dogs. :) Me…. I’m a Prototype/Scriptaculous user myself. I’m coining an easier term to for the pair here “Protaculous”.

Comment by Michael — September 12, 2006

Come on, he missed the two most essentials tools of all: FireBug and the Web Developer Toolbar…

And it would have been worth mentioning that there is a Web Developer Toolbar for IE as well (even if it is a rip off its useful from time to time) and that the Webkit nightlies now also haved an awesome DOM inspector as well as a JavaScript Debugger.

Let alone at least 10 other useful Firefox extensions, like IEWatch, CSSViewer, LiveHttpHeaders, …

Comment by Klaus Hartl — September 12, 2006

Don’t forget jQuery (www.jquery.com) by the Javascript list.

Comment by Renato — September 13, 2006

and where was lost Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

Comment by BY — September 13, 2006

I think “Power Developer” often doesn’t use third part libraries (prototype or scriptacolous are really cool but not indispensable, imho) but creates His “wonderfull” libraries :) … and a Power Developer should use FireFox with FireBug as Web Developer Toolbar too and maybe other usefull extensions.

Finally, I think a JavaScript Power Developer should use a “lightweight-low-level-library” to develop His simple, medium or complex libraries/applications using standard JavaScript 1.6 (at least) code compatible with “every” browser to reduce size of global libraries/scripts and to write code “once for all” using last Array, Function, String or Object proto

…. then I think JSL should be present on JS list :P (and maybe other “low-level-libs”)

Comment by Andrea Giamamrchi — September 13, 2006

As bob said, FireBug extension is definitely my weapon of choice to understand what’s going on while developing Ajax base web applications.

Comment by cypher — September 13, 2006

A list of all the browsers that require supporting would be good to scare a few people too! :)

Comment by Dr Nic — September 13, 2006

[…] Then there is ajaxian who has a nice list of tools for ASP.NET developers. Just in case, not everybody can afford to hate and dismiss Microsoft, so it’s nice to see a BLOG with hands-on information for those of us who still plan on delivering to a number of operating systems and web browsers. Aside from covering IE7–related issues and AJAX by-and-large, the ajaxian also covers a lot of good information for those of us who still believe in JavaScript and all the good things it does. […]

Pingback by WebGyver » Blog Archive » Web Developer Power Tools — September 13, 2006

+1 for where the he** is firebug? If there are any essential tools for web development, firebug has to be near the top of the list.

Comment by Rob Sanheim — September 13, 2006

New unobtrusive lib on the track http://rajeshanbiah.blogspot.com/2006/09/behaviorsjs-alternative-to-behaviourjs.html ?

Comment by - — September 14, 2006

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Pingback by The JJW Blog :: links for 2006-09-14 — September 30, 2006

I just wish there was one standard across the board for mobile devices or that all devices that view the web (mobile or otherwise) conform to these standards so I dont have to have iexplore/firefox/safari/opera/iphone/wap versions of pages to make them look correct.

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