Opera Software has embedded into its Web browser a beta set of tools, collectively called Dragonfly, that can help developers find errors in their complex Web pages, the company announced Monday.
“Dragonflies eat bugs, and that is exactly what we want [Dragonfly] to do for developers around the world,” said David Storey, an Opera developer relationship manager, in a statement.
Dragonfly is not the first browser-based debugger. Mozilla, for example, offers Firebug, and Google’s Chrome browser also features some built-in element inspection features as well. Dragonfly also offers the ability to debug Web pages on smartphones, televisions and other devices, by hooking them up to the developer’s PC.
In open-source development for nearly five years, Dragonfly was designed to help Web page designers grapple with increasingly complex Web pages and Web applications.
Dragonfly 1.0 can be enabled in the latest version, version 11.1, of the Opera browser.
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