Firebug 1.5: Editing, Debugging, and Monitoring Web Pages

Arm yourself to destroy UI and JavaScript bugs

Firebug 1.5: Editing, Debugging, and Monitoring Web Pages

Chandan Luthra, Deepak Mittal

Arm yourself to destroy UI and JavaScript bugs
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ISBN 139781847194961
Paperback224 pages

Book Description

With the advent of RIA (Rich Internet Applications), most web pages are driven by a combination of JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, and so on. Web developers and designers find it hard to debug and fix the issues that crop up on the client side. Firebug is a wonderful toolkit to have in your arsenal for handling all such issues. This book covers all of Firebug's features and will help you utilize its capabilities with maximum efficiency. AJAX development and debugging is not one of the easiest tasks; this book explains step-by-step, how to develop and debug AJAX components in your web page in a very easy way, thereby increasing your productivity. Topics like performance tuning of the web page are covered in detail.

This book discusses how to become more efficient in various aspects of web development by using Firebug. It is a very easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide that explains all the features of Firebug with concise and simple examples. With this book in hand, you will be able to deal with the painful areas of web development like JavaScript and AJAX debugging using Firebug.

The book takes you from the basics of Web Development like editing HTML and CSS on the fly to advanced features like AJAX, JSON, Monitoring, and Performance Tuning of web pages. It assumes that you have some very basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript. For those of you with a sound knowledge of these technologies, this book can help you increase your productivity by using Firebug effectively, taking full advantage of its rich and powerful features and the console API. Towards the end, the book explains how to create your own powerful extensions for the Firebug community. 

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What You Will Learn

 

  • Explore Firebug's tabs and their functions
  • Understand how to use Firebug to inspect, edit, search, and play with the HTML source of the document
  • Get to grips with useful tools and utilities provided by Firebug for CSS development
  • Learn the command-line API and console API of Firebug and debugging JavaScript
  • Modify the values of properties and constants of any DOM object using Firebug
  • Discover various ways to analyze the performance of your web application on the browser
  • Learn how to track XmlHttpRequest and Response as well as debugging AJAX calls
  • Tips and tricks to experiment with the features that Firebug provides
  • Explore Firebug extensions like YSlow, FireCookie, and Page Speed that are useful for development and Performance tuning
  • Develop a Firebug extension and learn how to set up a development environment, file, and directory structure for it

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