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Evolution of JavaScript Debugging Tools Continues

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JavaScript development has come a long way over the last five years, and has become a staple in the development of complex websites and web applications. The use of Source Maps (SMAP) which relates the generated code to the source code that produced it allows developers a much finer level of debugging control.

Thus far, only Google's Closure compiler is able to generate SMAP files, and they can only be used by a Firebug extension called Closure Inspector. The day for SMAP is coming though, as Mozilla and WebKit are each working on projects which may facilitate the support of SMAP.

HTML5 and JavaScript may provide the basis for engaging applications, but they are currently limited by the tools that are available to work with them.

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