free java script debugger

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by bux baeumchen, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Hi all,

    is there a free debugger for java script???
    For a beginner like me it would be very helpful in order to find out
    what's wrong in the code.
    I'm working with IE 6.0 and winXP.
    thanks in advance,

    bux bauemchen
     
    bux baeumchen, Jul 7, 2003
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  2. "bux baeumchen" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > is there a free debugger for java script???
    > For a beginner like me it would be very helpful in order to find out
    > what's wrong in the code.
    > I'm working with IE 6.0 and winXP.
    > thanks in advance,
    >


    Switch over to Mozilla for development, it comes with a very nice and free
    debugger

    JW
     
    Janwillem Borleffs, Jul 7, 2003
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  3. (bux baeumchen) writes:

    > is there a free debugger for java script???


    There are some.
    Venkman for Mozilla <URL:http://www.mozilla.org/projects/venkman/>
    and Microsoft's script debugger
    <URL:http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2F465BE0-94FD-4569-B3C4-DFFDF19CCD99>

    > For a beginner like me it would be very helpful in order to find out
    > what's wrong in the code.


    You need meaningfull error messages more than you need a debugger. As
    a beginner, you will rearely need to step through the javascript and
    set breakpoints.

    For meaningfull error messages, I would suggest using a Mozilla
    browser or Opera. IE is notoriously bad at giving informative error
    messages, and the debugger just shows you the line with the error
    (which you could find from the linenumber yourself).

    > I'm working with IE 6.0 and winXP.


    For writing javascript that is compatible with more than one browser,
    I heartily recommend using more than one browser while developing.
    It makes you "appreciate" the differences :)

    /L
    --
    Lasse Reichstein Nielsen -
    Art D'HTML: <URL:http://www.infimum.dk/HTML/randomArtSplit.html>
    'Faith without judgement merely degrades the spirit divine.'
     
    Lasse Reichstein Nielsen, Jul 7, 2003
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