Firebug Lite

Firebug became a necessary tool for the development of javascript « rich » components. Regrettably its use is limited to firefox. To offer a reduced service with the other browsers the team of firebug released Firebug Lite, a competition of the famous console. I have just tested its integration in Rialto. The first report is that the script is very simple and that the offered features are well thought. You can use 4 kind of messages (log, info, warm and error) but also some more as console.time and console.timeEnd which allow to measure the execution time of a block of script. You can also display all the properties of an object with the function console.dir or the contents of a node with the function console.dirxml.

An input text also allows to evaluate any javascript expression. Usefull to check the properties of your objects.