Great and free tool for JavaScript Developers
July 08, 2022

Great and free tool for JavaScript Developers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Chrome DevTools

The Chrome DevTools is very useful for debugging front-end projects. In this, we have a lot of options to check application performance. We can see the cookie and stored values. We can see network call status and response in the network tab. We can run the javascript in the console of the developer tool. We can set breakpoints or debugger points to check errors in the script. We can see all HTML element structure in the Elements tab. We can test the performance of the application using the performance insights tool. We recently used this tool to check application timeout using the console tab.
  • It is very useful for front end developers to test JavaScript code
  • DevTools given flexibility to check API response time(load time)
  • It is used to check DOM element structure and we can change element structure for testing purposes.
  • Is used to test and modify the CSS of Page elements
  • Chrome DevTools need to provide options to download application performance reports
  • They need to provide some type of editor for developers to write code on the fly.
  • They need to give security information in the console to developers
  • Compared to other tools, Chrome DevTools are very useful but if they provide more options like code editors, that will be helpful.
  • The console tab for javascript code
  • Network tab for API calls
  • Elements tab
  • Source tab debugging points
  • Lighthouse tab to generate lighthouse report
  • Positive: it is very useful for front-end developers to check the performance of the application
  • Positive: We can troubleshoot issue very quickly for production without code change.
  • Positive: We can test our own website while developing
  • Negative: For every project, my organization will give a new system. Every time I need to change the default browser to chrome as by default system will tab Microsoft edge browser.
  • Negative: Another developer will see our code and they will hack the website if it is buggy code.
We can use code editors but by using DevTools we can write code and see output on the fly. We have similar alternatives like Firefox, and Microsoft edge but they did not provide this much flexibility and options. Chrome DevTools introduced some features like full screenshots. Google given documentation for understanding and learning dev tools.

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1. It is very useful for debugging javascript. 2. Check CSS style. 3. We can check element structure. 4. It is very useful for network call checking. 5. We can check the responsiveness of websites like mobile, and tab simulators 6. This tool is very useful for traffic reports 7. We can check the score of the accessibility report.