The State of Browser Developer Tools
Your browser is the most important program on your computer and until recently there were no built-in, industrial-strength tools available for debugging web pages. As web apps become more sophisticated, so do the debugging environments. Representatives of the major browsers discuss the similarities (and differences) between the tools and we look at how they address the needs of the 2012 developer: debugging Web Workers, tweaking CSS colors to perfection, remote debugging of mobile devices and all the other functions that make in-browser development as easy as falling off a console.log().
Mike Taylor is a Web Opener on the Developer Relations and Tools Team for Opera Software.
Paul Irish is a front-end developer who loves the web. He is on Google Chrome's Developer Relations team as well as jQuery's.
He develops the HTML5 Boilerplate, the HTML5/CSS3 feature detection library Modernizr, CSS3 Please, and other bits and bobs of open source code.