Keeping Up With The Ajax Trend
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Microsoft Script Debugger
Microsoft Developer Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Mouse Over DOM Inspector
Regardless of what new technologies come and go, the fact remains that more and more intelligence is being moved from the server side of things to the client side. Traditionally, the real processing power happened on the Web server, and the client acted as a means to gather and display information. Now with the Ajax trend, and the tendency towards rich Internet applications, we are looking at a change in the way that Web developers have to work. The separation between the client and server is becoming more complicated, and so a new breed of Web developer that can understand the entire life cycle of the Web application, from both the client and server perspective, will emerge from the dust and the true vision of the Web 2.0 movement will slowly be realized.
- Introducing Fiddler: http://www.fiddlertool.com/fiddler/
- Immunity: Free Software: http://www.immunitysec.com/resources-freesoftware.shtml
- Venkman Homepage: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/venkman/
- Scripting Debugging in Internet Explorer: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2004/10/26/247912.aspx
- Mouse Over DOM Inspector: http://slayeroffice.com/tools/modi/v2.0/modi_help.html
- Web Development Bookmarklets: http://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/webdevel.html
About the Author
Jordan Frank is a hybrid software engineer and hacker who has been working with the Internet in various shapes and forms since the early days of ISPs in the mid 90s. He is a lead developer at www.ebusinessapps.com and is an expert in rich Internet applications, AJAX, Service Oriented Architectures, and security. Jordan maintains a blog at http://blogs.ebusiness-apps.com/jordan/.
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