Debugging in Safari

I picked up a lot of great tips at BarCamp Chicago, and I'm trying to pour through them in a decently methodical way, unlike my bookmarking problems. Therefore, I'll be recapping interesting bits on several upcoming posts.

The first one, which has become immediately pertinent, is Drosera. I wrote about using the web-browser as a development environment before, but the tools for working in Safari were not nearly as nice as those in Firefox. Drosera looks really nice, has the ability to pause and debug. When attached, however, it makes Webkit run rather slow, which is too bad. Firebug leaves Firefox running pretty much unchanged.

Of course, it could also use a nice little icon.

Thanks to Walker Hamilton for the tip.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.