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New JavaScript Debugger coming to Firefox

Firefox is adding a JavaScript debugger to its web developer toolbox, that is, the ability to pause and play JavaScript code execution, and watch variables, a critical feature for programmers.

Important pieces of the debugger have been landing to Firefox code since Firefox 8, but a few weeks ago user interface pieces have made their way as well, making it usable for the first time. As Panoagiotis Astithas warns in a related post, it is not quite ready for general usage, but it works and here’s a video where you can see it in action:

Script debugger breakpoint demo from Panagiotis Astithas on Vimeo.

As you can see, most of the interaction is done from a command line at this point, but the debugging is working.

According to the developer tools roadmap, the debugger should become generally available in a release in the third quarter this year.


from Mozilla Links http://mozillalinks.org/2012/02/javascript-debugger-coming-to-firefox/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MozillaLinks+%28Mozilla+Links%29

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