What's not to like? Extremely useful for web developing!!
Currently, however, it is extremely problematic for me. It uses up way too much memory — with my usual session (5-15 tabs over one or two windows; usually towards 5), it takes up way too much memory — for the 15-tab case, 200 MB more in physical memory (yes, there's another margin of different in the pagefile!). It also tends to hang Firefox for up to 30s on page-load with 100% CPU usage. Given that this only began occurring on the last Firebug update (I think), and that this last update removed the visible featuring of turning Firebug on and off generally or for specific sites, I suspect this usage may be related to that. [I suppose that'd be more useful in a bug report, though.]
I'm still giving it a 4/5 since it always worked well for me before, I haven't tried the 1.3β yet but hopefully this should be fixed soon.
My solution, for now, is to keep a separate profile for web debugging and a shortcut with the options "-no-remote -profile " to open up a new instance in that profile when needed.
If you're a web developer, the firebug is invaluable. It allows you to edit a webpage on the fly, while you can see the page changing as you edit the code.
It's a great time saver especially when you're troubleshooting because tt saves you from having to click the "Refresh" button after editing each line of code.
awesome on firefox 2
crap (currently) under firefox 3
Life would be difficult without it!
Great tool! Make my developer's life much easier.
A great tool, not only for advanced developers, but also for newbies how want to understand how websites work :-)
Great extension! It removes a huge headache from web development.
Firebug is an extensive web developer add-on. It has many useful features but our favourite is the on-the-fly editing. This allows for the code of a webpage to be editable in Firefox itself. The webpage will change locally as you make any changes to the code.
It also let’s you do this with CSS, Scripts, DOM and also has tools for analyising the speed of a website.
Essential for web developers.
A must tool for developers, great!
its like dreamweaver in my browser.
Pl make it compatible with 3.0.4 of mozilla
If you haven't yet used this for development and CSS you fail hard. Indispensable!
Unsurpassed so far...
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I meet an issues with Firebug. I turned script debugger on but after use it I forgot to turn it off.
The result is my Firefox was very slow in the following days. I can't event use gmail until turn debugger of in firebug.
It's my bad.
But it should be great if firebug can show a warn or notification message when I start Firefox with debugger turned on.
Absolutely awesome and indespensible. Just a tip, this extension interferes with Gspace extension - hides parts of the popup window so you cant close it :(
I can not imagine my life without it.
I wish I had found this a long time ago!
I like it a lot, helps me in development. I can see the errors, change them while on the browser, try to fix them, and if I get a solution - then I change in my files.
it changes my life as a web programmer