If you are a regular user of inbuilt Developer tools then the word indispensable may come to mind. The tools talked about in this article are those released by major browsers like Chrome and Firefox. These are tools built right into the browser itself and are designed to help a web designer with many tasks from testing out ideas, gathering information and debugging problems in their code.
For years web developers wanting to develop cool new applications for the internet have been mostly restricted to what they can build in the confines of the web browser. Developers wanting to expand their projects onto other platforms, like mobile apps, have found themselves having to learn new languages from scratch, sometime multiple languages need to be understood to reach the widest audience.
As a web developer I spend a lot of time writing code, organising myself and my team. Looking for more efficient ways to complete a task.
During my day I use multiple tools, the following are my most used tools.
Update January 22, 2013: This article was originally posted February 7, 2008. Since then, it has been one of our most popular articles here at WHdb.com. In light of this, we have decided to give this article an update for 2013: we cleaned out some obsolete links and added a New for 2013 section. Enjoy!
Updated June 30, 2013
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