Instant Adobe Edge Inspect Starter [Instant]

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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Simplify mobile web testing. Remotely debug, test, and preview your mobile web projects on actual mobile devices.
  • Wirelessly connect multiple mobile devices with your computer and simultaneously test in all devices.
  • Make changes to the HTML/CSS/JavaScript of your mobile web project and instantly see the result in your mobile devices.
  • Create your own simple mobile web application and test it in multiple mobile devices using Edge Inspect.

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 58 pages
Release Date : February 2013
ISBN : 1849694001
ISBN 13 : 9781849694001
Author(s) : Joseph Khan
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Web Development, Mobile, Web Development

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Instant Adobe Edge Inspect Starter
  • Instant Adobe Edge Inspect Starter
    • So, what is Adobe Edge Inspect?
      • Reasons for using Adobe Edge Inspect
      • What you can do with Adobe Edge Inspect
      • Some features of Edge Inspect
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – what do I need? (basic requirements)
        • Windows
        • Mac OS
        • Google Chrome web browser
        • iOS
        • Android
        • Amazon's Kindle Fire support
      • Step 2 – downloading and installing Adobe Edge Inspect
        • Edge Inspect application for your computer
        • Bonjour
        • Edge Inspect client app for mobile device
        • Google Chrome browser extension for Edge Inspect
      • Step 3 – installing a web server on your computer
      • And that's it!
    • Quick start – pairing mobile devices with your computer
      • Step 1 – start the Edge Inspect helper application on your computer
      • Step 2 – start the Edge Inspect app on your mobile device
      • Step 3 – tap on the detected computer name to connect
      • Step 4 – enter the passcode number and authorize the connection
      • Step 5 – your mobile device is now paired
      • Step 6 – pairing multiple devices
    • Top 7 features you'll want to know about
      • Remotely inspecting and debugging mobile web pages
        • Creating a sample mobile web application page for our testing purpose
        • Open the Edge Inspect web inspector window
        • Changing HTML markup and viewing the results
        • Changing CSS style rules
        • Viewing console log messages
        • Remote inspection for multiple devices
        • Debugging already hosted mobile web projects
      • Use your own weinre server
      • Cache management
      • Taking screenshots
      • Toggle full screen view on mobile devices
      • Debugging pages with authentication and login
      • SSL support
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Blogs
      • Twitter
      • About Packt Publishing
      • Writing for Packt

Joseph Khan

Joseph Khan is a Senior Web Developer at GoldSpot Media where he specializes in mobile web apps, rich media apps, and other RIAs (Rich Internet Applications). Before moving into mobile web development he was working with Adobe Flex, Action Script, and Flash technologies and developed data visualization and enterprise dashboard based applications for clients such as Cisco, The World Bank, AADI, and other global organizations. His liking towards mobile web development has been recent and he has been hooked ever since. He also likes Phonegap, SASS, Drupal, and Python. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from N.I.T Silchar, India and has been working on the Web and related technologies for 6 years. Besides his regular work he also likes to design cars and motorbikes, ride his Yamaha, and look for good food. Find out more about him and all his work at

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What you will learn from this book

  • Set up a working installation of Edge Inspect and get started with testing on multiple mobile devices
  • Wirelessly pair and connect multiple mobile devices with your computer. Take control of all your devices right from your computer.
  • Browse in sync with your computer. Open your web application in your computer and preview the same page in all connected devices simultaneously.
  • Target any mobile device for inspection and then make changes to HTML/CSS/JavaScript and instantly see the changes in the device.
  • Create your own simple mobile web application and then test it across multiple devices using Edge Inspect.
  • Test pages running from your local HTTP server or localhost on your mobile devices.
  • Use your own Weinre server with Edge Inspect and make the testing process even faster.
  • Take screenshots of web pages running in all mobile devices and share them with your clients.
  • Test pages with authentication and login pages that need you to accept SSL certificates.

In Detail

Mobile web testing is currently a really time consuming and cumbersome process as there are no direct debugging tools available with mobile web browsers. Since mobile devices vary so much it is important to ensure that your web page looks as intended across the multiple mobile devices that you are targeting for your audience. Edge Inspect is a perfect tool for web developers and designers who are developing for mobile devices, allowing them to simultaneously test on numerous devices in real time as they develop without learning anything new.

"Instant Adobe Edge Inspect Starter" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of detailed steps, which will help you to get started on testing and previewing all your mobile web projects on multiple mobile devices. This book will also show you how to use all the other available features of Edge Inspect and make the entire testing process on mobile devices very simple, effortless, and faster.

This book starts with an introduction to Edge Inspect and will take you through a number of clear and detailed steps needed to set up a working installation, and get up and running with testing your web pages on mobile devices.

You will also learn why traditional ways of testing mobile web applications are not very helpful and how Adobe Edge Inspect overcomes it. We will take a look at connecting single and multiple mobile devices with your computer and how to browse in sync. We will learn about remotely inspecting and previewing mobile web pages on a targeted device and directly see the changes taking place on the device itself. We will discuss in detail about creating our very own simple mobile web application, running it from a local server and testing it across mobile devices. We will also take a look at how to use the Edge Inspect web inspector window and do some basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript debugging. And then finally we will take a look at using our own local Weinre debug server with Edge Inspect and some other very important features. If you want to take advantage of Adobe Edge Inspect and make mobile web testing a lot easier, then this is the book is for you.

"Instant Adobe Edge Inspect Starter" will guide you in getting started with Edge Inspect and will make testing on mobile devices a lot simpler and faster. The book is packed with a lot of examples and diagrams that will help you to test all your mobile web projects without any hassle.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This easy-to-understand Starter guide will get you up to speed with Adobe Edge Inspect quickly and with little effort.

Who this book is for

This book is for frontend web developers and designers who are developing and testing web applications targeted for mobile browsers. It’s assumed that you have a basic understanding of creating web applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as being familiar with running web pages from local HTTP servers. Readers are also expected to have a basic knowledge of debugging web applications using developer tools such as the Chrome web inspector. And of course you need some mobile devices for running the example in this book and testing it.

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