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trippin
02-06-2007, 03:24 AM
Would love to see your opinions on this subject!

thetestingsite
02-06-2007, 03:36 AM
I usually use Firefox's Error Console, along side the Web Developer addon. That usually takes care of a lot of the debugging as it tells me if the function is not defined, or whatnot. Hasn't failed me yet.

djr33
02-06-2007, 03:51 AM
Testing, I'd say. Best thing to do is test all target browsers.
Then again, I don't do JS that much. I've heard good things about FF options/extensions for this as well.

blm126
02-06-2007, 03:04 PM
I use Firebug, so it got my vote. I just think it is funny that a firefox extension is cross browser.

Twey
02-06-2007, 06:16 PM
Firebug is undeniably the best -- it's the one I and many others recommend.

Microsoft Script Debugger requires Visual Studio or Microsoft Office, if I recall. Venkman is nice, but very intrusive, and it has issues (I've been completely unable to install it on no less than three systems; it crashed Firefox on a fourth). JSLint is just paranoid, and throws errors for minor style variations:
function myFunc()
{
}
// JSLint no like strange C-style braces! Hoorgh!Also, it's completely useless for finding logic errors (and isn't technically a debugger).

I've never tried SplineTech.