Invaluable Add-On for all Javascript Developers Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This tool really should be a prerequisite for all javascript developers working with data and models (EXTJS, Backbone, etc).

One of its greatest features is the ability to drill into the data stores/models and see exactly what records are present. Unfortunately this appears to have broken in the latest versions of Firefox (clicking a store/model, and then selecting the "records" pane returns a blank).

Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon and will continue to be a valuable tool in any javascript developers arsenal.

The developer has been in contact and reported that my previously reported issue is now resolved. Many thanks!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The description of the plugin sounds great, but as soon as it is installed firebug won't activate anymore at all. Is there a fix for this?

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Fix is there, not yet approved by Mozilla though.

If you look at the "versions" tab here, you will see v 1.1.28 has fixes for Firebug 2. I begged Mozilla to approve before Firebug 2 went out, but it hasn't happened yet.

Even so, you can directly install the newest version by going to the versions page and installing the one at the top:

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My son says that this plugin saved him a lot of time!

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Super Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful for ExtJs developing.

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Indespensible if using Ext JS or similar! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an indespensible plugin if using Ext JS or similar. Very nice job Steve. Many thanks. The other two 1 star ratings are unfortunate, but as per Steve's response to those they have legitimate reasons, so please ignore those.

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Backdoors and spying iframe inside! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Backdoors in the plugin. Be aware!

It dynamically create spying iframe with url pointed to external site (code located inside analytics.js)and periodically load (through ajax) "license" info (another backdoor) remotely (code located in IlluminationModule.js )

Every time plugins starts some data stored locally and will be send when online available

UPD. all spying links point not only to google analytics, but on illumination site too. So, _every_ plugin usage hiddenly traced and this spying implementation schema let to execute unauthorized JavaScript code.

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It is right there in the privacy policy

Right next to the download button is the privacy policy button that says exactly that:

However, I would guess that you are really attempting to steal it by bypassing the license checking. It is not hard to do at all. But I even have stuff in the comments about how to get a free version if you are putting in that kind of effort -- I would like that effort to go towards making Firebug better. I don't think fear-mongering a review is really necessary. Nemechek

No feedback from author at all Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It's very hard to set up or get assistance.
Paid for product 09/10/12, i.e. 7 days ago. I've written two emails to Steven, but had no reply back.
Please either give me access or send the money back.
Thank you!
My google transaction is 1243450550428xx.

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Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have an email that does an automatic reply to those using Google Checkout to give instructions on how to activate. However, Google changed the reply to, and they were all going to a email address. Ug. My email is at the bottom of the page at Also, I'm working through those emails that went to the wrong email address, so you may hear from me in the next hour or so.

[Update: I was able to help the person above get setup (and a few others -- ug). However, he did not see fit to update the review, but rest assured he is setup and likely just forgot.]