Atul Varma

About me

Developer Information
Name Atul Varma
Location San Francisco, CA
Occupation Tinkerer
Homepage http://www.toolness.com
User since May 20, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 2 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

I'm a developer at Mozilla, and I like making computers easier to use for developers and end-users.

Add-ons I've created

Add-on Builder Helper (discontinued) No Restart

This add-on has been discontinued and no longer has any functionality.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (17)
2,041 users

Memory Profiler

An experimental memory profiling tool.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (6)
38 users

My Reviews

Firebug

Multi-purpose Rated 5 out of 5 stars

At first I assumed that Firebug would only be useful for debugging Javascript, but as I've been using it I've slowly discovered that JS is only one of the many things it excels at. The addon's usefulness in debugging CSS issues is incredible, and it's also just useful for figuring out how today's modern applications work "under the hood". I agree with Baz that this should be bundled with Firefox instead of DOM inspector.

The one thing I wish Firebug would do better is allow for nicer chrome debugging, which would help out with developing Firefox extensions and other internals (I'm still afraid of Venkman, though I'm sure I'll come around to it eventually). There's an extension called ChromeBug that attempts to do this, but I've had severe stability issues with it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.05).