On Oct 11, 8:20 pm, Yves <yves.goer...
> Now that Firefox has increasingly advanced developer tool on its own, I
> don't know what advantage Firebug still has over the built-in Firefox
> tools. Why do I need to install another add-on? Could somebody please give
> me some reasons? The website fails to point it out, which makes an
> impression on me that there is no advantage anymore. Given that this
> community is still very active, I cannot believe that this is true.
There are significant advantages:
1) Firebug offers more features and little polished
details that make daily development tasks easier to do.
2) Integration among all tools/panel is better and allow to use
Firebug as one complex instrument.
3) There are many extensions implementing additional features.
As built-in tools evolve, Firebug will also take advantage of better
platform (Firefox) APIs and new components (e.g. JSD2). Firebug can
also reuse existing built-in dev-tools UI components and integrate
itself into it.
This strategy helps Firebug to grow faster and experiment with
ideas for new generation of developer tools at the same time.
You can see Firebug as an extension of built-in tools, which
implements features that are not available in Firefox.
> Also, why does Firefox include so many developer tools - don't they like
> the Firebug guys, are they generally incorporating popular add-ons into the
> core, or where's the line between the two?
Both teams (dev-tools team and Firebug team) are tightly
(I am member of both). We are hardworking on making the dev-tools API
well designed and making sure that Firefox has the best platform for