Dev Tools & Downloads

Posted: April 22, 2010 in Dev Tools
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Requirements –

  1. https://gomockingbird.com/ – Wirefram on the fly

Development –

  1. Fiddler – Debug web traffic (incoming/outgoing data) from many browsers, run any site to check the localized version of other countries using ChangeHeaders tab
  2. http://www.fiddlercap.com/FiddlerCap/ – FiddlerCap (available in few other localized versions) – to take a snapshot of (end user/Client’s) Web Traffic, and use it later to debug to troubleshoot the problems
  3. http://www.aptana.org/studio – Web App Development IDE
  4. http://browserchooser.codeplex.com/releases/view/35382 – Browser chooser asks you to choose browser from the installed browsers in your machine on click of any link in mail, doc … etc
  5. http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download – Notepad ++
  6. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=7973 – XML Notepad, provides a simple intuitive user interface for browsing and editing XML documents.

IE –

  1. http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage – Browser Compatibility Check for Internet Explorer Versions from 5.5 to 10. This has some known issues.
  2. http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads – Download VMs to have local VMs
  3. http://www.browserstack.com/ – Test online the web and mobile browser based applications without using VMs

Firefox  – Add-on(s)

  1. wappalyzer – uncovers the technologies used
  2. Measure IT -To check the html section/control positions
  3. Web Developer Toolbar – easy way to view/clear cookies, cache and many more
  4. YSlow – page performance
  5. Firebug – Debug/analyse webpage css, js, html
  6. Life of request info (Lori) – gives info about how long it takes to load a page, useful for performance study purpose
  7. Dust Me Selectors – finds unused css selectors
  8. Firebug Paint Events – To know when the repaints occur on a page before onload, after onload, user events … etc
  9. DNS Flush – Flushes DNS and displays connecting site’s IP in status bar
  10. Screengrab – image capturing

Communication –

  1. http://teamviewer.com/index.aspx – Share your desktop anywhere to anyone
  2. http://showmypc.com/ – 5$ per month for one machine access but not that good
  3. http://tinygrab.com/ – Simple Screenshot Sharing
  4. http://www.skype.com – For video/audio chating best compared to gtalk, yahoo messanger + screen sharing
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