Opera Dragonfly – alternative to Firebug for Opera?

Opera Dragonfly seems interesting, in a weird nobody-cares-but-the-perfectionist-web-developer way. I don’t know anyone that still uses Opera (I never did), and I don’t usually get complaints from Opera users on sites that I manage, so I’m not sure how useful this could be.

Still, seems kind of cool and provides some of the features that exist in Firebug for Opera users.

Cuzillion – easy page structure performance testing

This is kind of old by now, but Cuzillion is still an interesting little tool that can help developers trying to figure out critical paths in their XHTML code. This tool allows you to see if including an external script after a CSS file results in extra time to render a web page, for instance.

Steve’s demonstration of this tool at this year’s Velocity conference was very cool.

Using Selenium RC with multiple users

Zachary Fox (from Alert Logic too) wrote a very good tutorial on how to run Selenium RC to execute unit tests in a team environment.

If you have multiple users running unit tests concurrently against the same Selenium RC server, some nasty things may happen. Zach explains how to properly setup multiple Selenium RC servers, so everyone can work on their own server.

FirePHP – Debugging PHP applications with Firebug

FirePHP Screenshot

FirePHP seems like a very cool project, allowing PHP developers to debug applications without having to disrupt the normal process of a script. It works by sending the debug content to the browser in special HTTP headers, and the Firefox extension add-on to Firebug will parse those and display them in a special panel within Firebug.

It’s so useful I’m going to install this right now. I can’t believe nobody else thought about doing this before!

Google I/O event coming up

Google I/O is a self-proclaimed developer gathering happening in San Francisco at the end of this month (just two days though, May 28-29). It seems like a really cool event with lots of sessions about Web stuff in general.

The downside is that there will be around 70 sessions in a two day window, each with a time limit of 1 hour. So it seems like it will be kind of rushed, and I wonder how many attendees will miss a session because 4 other interesting ones are happening at the same time. Maybe expanding the number of days would have been a bit better.

It doesn’t look like I will be able to go as we will be finishing up on an upcoming release of our product.

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