Chrome Dev Tools for Frontend developers !
May 07, 2022

Chrome Dev Tools for Frontend developers !

Manas Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Chrome DevTools

Chrome Developer Tools is a comprehensive toolkit for developers which helps them in developing web apps. Dev tool is built directly into the Chrome browser and lets the developer edit web pages in real-time, debug problems quickly, and build better, faster, and more responsive websites. Our websites are a mix of older and newer frontend technology stacks. Chrome dev tools are used by the developers for testing the websites for backward compatibility. For mobile app development also the emulators are handy. Developers use it to identify where resources are loading from, performance, and configuration issues. We also use it to interact directly with the JavaScript console.

Overall it is an excellent tool for frontend web developers.
  • Provides tools for observing network and application performance, and way to simulate varying network speeds.
  • The console can be used for ad-hoc JavaScript running.
  • Performance analysis tool for finding network bottlenecks.
  • Inspect tool to view the DOM structure of the webpage.
  • Emulator for different screens (mobile , iPad, etc).
  • High memory and CPU usage at times
  • Learning curve is a bit steep
  • Apart from the console, the Chrome dev tool should provide a panel with the editor. It would be useful to write multi-line functions.
  • No other complaints. Pretty much comprehensive set of tools
  • Ability to do inplace editing and debugging
  • Inspect tool to View the DOM structure
  • Network Performance management and debug
  • Emulator for different devices
  • Positive ROI as it is handy tool for front end developers
  • Increased performance for website load
  • Free tooling and comes embedded with chrome
  • Easy to collaborate in the team
Safari and Firefox have similar capabilities but since the Chrome browser is more popular, it is used by the development team.

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Comprehensive web development tool. It is easy to see the source code and dom structure which helps in debugging JavaScript code. Easy to manipulate the styles and CSS on the fly. The network tab provides detailed information about the HTTP requests which helps in performance debugging. Making changes to existing old stack websites and enhancements with new frontend frameworks like react.