- as soon as they appear
By Dr Alex
Even the best of web developers make errors - and being able to find them and fix them as soon as they appear is essential. Any lingering problems undermine your visitor's faith in you and damage your reputation.
In practice, most developers spend 10% of the time writing code and 90% of the time chasing bugs.
Some parts of the script might be rarely executed, with the errors remaining hidden for days, months or even years.
Click on the Syntax Check button (or press Ctrl+F8)
2. Effortlessly test your code - immediately after writing it
No web page or a driver function needed, this unique feature lets you run the selected code straight from the integrated environment, for example:
function factorial (n)
if (n==0) return(1);
return (n * factorial (n-1));
In this example, clicking the Execute button runs the script and displays "Script returned: 120" at the status line.
3. Evaluate your functions at run-time
Traditionally, to test a function you have to:
Code a driver function
Set alerts to see the return value, and
Remove all this extra code when the testing is done.
This one-of-a-kind feature makes testing a breeze.
4. One-click debugging with breakpoints and line-by-line execution
Finally, there will be cases when the only way to locate and eradicate logical errors is to set your breakpoints, run your code line-by-line and watch your variables.
Open a browser
Navigate to a page you wish to debug
Open the page for debugging
Switch back to the debugger and list the processes you can connect to
Select the one with your page - and finally you are ready to start debugging...
In our trials, single-click debugging and greatly improved watch lists and variable inspectors mean easier and over 350% faster debugging.
Putting it all together