Debugging & Testing the Web Tier

11:35–12:20 Wednesday, 3-09-2008
Location: Salon 4 Level: Intermediate
Presentation: external link
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(3.50, 6 ratings)

As the browser has become important again, our applications have spilled out of the server side to the web tier, and now we have to debug and test there. This session is all about debugging and testing the web tier. I discuss the tools Firebug, Venkman, the Developer’s toolbar, and bookmarklets for debugging JavaScript, Ajax, and general browser behavior. Then, I discuss testing the web tier, first with unit testing via JsUnit, the user acceptance testing with Selenium and Sahi. This session is packed with examples and demonstrations, including real-world scenarios and pitfalls

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Neal Ford


Neal Ford is a senior application architect at *Thought*Works, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, courseware, video/DVD presentations, author of 3 books, including Art of Java Web Development (Manning 2003), and editor/contributor for the 2006 and 2007 editions of the No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology (Pragmatic Press). He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at numerous developers’ conferences worldwide. Check out his web site at He welcomes feedback and can be reached at

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