A while ago, I posted a quick note on my desire to use the new ASP.NET MVC framework to create a photo sales website. In the end, it didn’t work out that way, and I am using the framework to build a new website for my church.
In this, jQuery has been a huge help, but sometimes it’s nice to see exactly what script calls are being made (this applies particularly to Ajax calls) and what is returned.
Web Development Helper is a free browser extension for Internet Explorer that provides a set of tools and utilities for the Web developer, esp. Ajax and ASP.NET developers. The tool provides features such as a DOM inspector, an HTTP tracing tool, and script diagnostics and immediate window.
My understanding is that Firefox now has a similar tool built in (Firebug) but I have not tried this yet, mainly because the VS2008 development system works with IE. Tools of this calibre are more than welcome in my opinion.