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G.2.1. Firebug, Chrome/Safari developer tools, Dragonfly, IE developer tools
When developing HTML5 applications, your development environment will primarily con-
sist of a text editor or integrated development environment (IDE) and a web browser. Every
web developer should at least have a copy of the latest versions of the major browsers:
• Apple Safari
• Google Chrome
• Microsoft IE
• Mozilla Firefox
• Opera
In addition to installing the major web browsers, you should ensure that you have the avail-
able relevant tools to make your life easier. All of the major browsers now include a suite
of web developer tools. These tools are vital when it comes to testing, debugging, and ana-
lyzing the performance of your web pages and applications. The features provided by these
tools include the following:
• Console output
• JavaScript debugging
• Element and property inspection
• Network activity and traffic analysis
• JavaScript performance profiling
• On-the-fly element styling and manipulation
G.2.2. Browser development versions
In addition to the release (or stable) versions of browsers your users have right now, you
should also consider installing one or more of the development versions. Development ver-
sions of browsers are where the testing of new features happens, so they allow you to try
out new standards as they're being finalized and also test your web applications in the next
version of the browser.
Table G.1 lists the major browsers and where to get development versions of them.
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