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Firebug Lite [Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 6:07 pm]

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And now for something less rant-inducing...

Today's discovery is Firebug Lite, which is a cut-down version of the Firebug web developer tools that can be run within a browser... without a browser extension. I'm not entirely sure how they manage it - presumably some horrible abuse of Javascript - but the result is that I can get at the Javascript console inside Safari on iOS without having to hook it up to a Mac. Neat!

Actually running it in iOS Safari is a little tricky - they give a bookmarklet that loads the script, but you can't directly add that. Instead you have to take an existing bookmark and edit the URL to contain that of the bookmarklet (the easy way to do this is to use a desktop browser to copy the URL into Pastebin or whatever, then go to that page on iOS and copy'n'paste the URL from there).
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[User Picture]From: pleaseremove
Thursday 19th November 2015 at 10:56 am (UTC)
How on earth have you not known about Firebug lite before... Hell, I actually assumed that project was long gone. It started as a way of getting dev tools into IE (IE 8 was the first to include dev tools if memory serves).

We used it at work 6 year ago...

That said, Safari seems like an interesting use of it. Quite like the trick Chrome are doing for mobile browser dev where you like your desktop copy of the mobile and use it on your desktop to interact with the phones copy.
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