Archive for February, 2012

Web developer tools in Firefox 10

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

This video from the Mozilla blog gives an overview of some of the web developer tools available in Firefox 10.

The inspector replicates some of the features available in Firebug, but I don’t think I’m quite ready to uninstall it yet! Also available are listing of network requests (something that’s been available in Chrome since day 1). This might mean I no longer need the HttpFox plugin. The scratchpad feature is possible the most intriguing of the features demoed – it allows you to easily run arbitrary javascript code on the current page.

Sencha Touch now includes native packaging for iOS and Android apps.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Sencha Touch 2 Beta was released yesterday and according to the ‘what’s new‘ page it now includes tools to package native apps for iOS and Android. I’ve not tried it myself yet (or checked into what native functionality is available) but if this could possibly remove the need to also integrate with PhoneGap, and make the whole build/publishing process a lot simpler – fantastic!