A hackable debugger for modern times, built from the ground up using React and Redux. It is designed to be approachable, yet powerful. And it is engineered to be predictable, understandable, and testable.
Mozilla created this debugger for use in the Firefox Developer Tools. And we've purposely created this project in GitHub, using modern toolchains. We hope to not only create a great debugger that works with the Firefox and Chrome debugging protocols, but also develop a broader community that wants to create great tools for the web.
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Or take a look at our detailed getting started instructions.
First, get a recent version of Node.js to run the debugger.
curl -o- -L https://yarnpkg.com/install.sh | bash -s git clone https://github.com/firefox-devtools/debugger.git cd debugger yarn yarn start # Go to http://localhost:8000
If you are having problems with setting breakpoints in the debugger, launch Firefox Nightly instead of clicking on
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- Do our getting started activity Debugging the Debugger.
- Read the app overview, or contributing guidelines.
- Watch a video on contributing to the debugger, or listen to a podcast about the project.
- Go to the features board to see what we're working on.
This is an open source project, and we would love your help. We have prepared a contributing guide to help you get started.
Have you found a vulnerability in the debugger and want to report it? In that case, take a look at how we handle security bugs, and open a bug at Bugzilla so we can track the vulnerability while keeping users safe!
We strive to make the debugger as development-friendly as possible. If you have a question that's not answered in the guide, ask us in Slack. We also
|Themes||Theming changes for light, dark|
|Internationalization||Using or adding a localized string (l10n)|
|Prefs||Using or adding preferences|
|Flow||Flow best practices and common gotchas|
|Logging||Tips for logging Redux and client|
|Testing||Unit and integration test tips|
|Linting||CSS, JS, Markdown linting|
|Configs||How to use debugger settings locally|
Looking for our documentation? You can find it here!
Our weekly updates are also posted!
Say hello in Slack or in the #devtools-html channel on irc.mozilla.org.
- Community Call: Every Tuesday at 2 pm EST. Join the Hangout.
- DevTools Call: Every Tuesday at 12 pm EST. Join the DevTools Vidyo, or read the Meeting Notes Google Doc.
- Pairing: Ask in Slack and you'll either find someone, or be able to schedule a time for later.