extension ExtPose


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Illuminating the web, one framework at a time... see how the web really works!

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Description from store A browser extension that takes JavaScript frameworks and makes their internals visible, including views, models, class names, and more. Element Highlighting Now, when you hover the mouse over a widget or view, it will highlight the component on the page. It shows you exactly what that object is all about. Contextual Menu When you right click on an element in Chrome, it adds an "Inspect" menu item to open the DevTools and bring you to that element in the Elements panel. Illuminations does the same sort of thing, but tries to find the best match: ideally some sort of UI widget, else an Element or jQuery object. Illumination Panel There is a new panel added to Chrome DevTools called Illuminations. This Illuminations panel is the place to inspect framework objects: Widgets/Views, Data (stores, collections, records, fields), and Elements. These views show the hierarchical structure of your code. It really takes some playing around with all of the above to get a feel of how useful and fun debugging can be again. Side panels include Properties (sorted by the object that defined the property) and Docs that will bring up documentation for the component you are looking at! And whatever you click on can be found in the $l variable in the console -- which is awesome if all the references to that object are hidden in JavaScript closures!

Latest reviews

  • (2016-04-22) Johan van de Merwe: It looks very promising, it's an alpha release. Too bad it doesn't recognize that my app is using ExtJS version 6.

Latest issues

  • (2014-11-28, v:2.0.2013.8203) Conor Moran: Install Fails - Invalid Manifest
    I noticed recently that my chrome illuminations extension no longer works - presumably my version of chrome ahs been updated. I attempted to reinstall the extension (Chrome Version 39.0.2171.71 m) - I get an error, the console indicates that the extension has an invalid manifest file.
  • (2014-11-20, v:2.0.2013.8203) Ivan Jouikov: Latest Chrome update broke Illuminations on Windows
    Verified this on multiple computers and also verified that this doesn't affect OSX. With Chrome 38.0.2125.122 recently rolling out, upon restarting the browser, the Illuminations plugin is no longer shown and is not in Extensions. Trying to add it again results in error "There was a problem adding the item to Chrome. Please refresh the page and try again." Please advise; this is awesome plugin and I paid for my FireBug version a long time ago and would be happy to pay for this Chrome version to be fixed on Windows, as we use it extensively. Thanks!
  • (2014-06-11, v:2.0.2013.8203) Xander King: Facebook SDK warning
    Afternoon - Chrome version looking very tidy, good work! One thing: My man is adding facebook login to our app (sins in past life etc.) and I receive this console warning on page refresh, which goes away when I disable Illuminations: Received message of type object from https://[my host name], expected a string More specifically, it generates between 2000 and 7000 copies of that warning!? Linux Mint 15 Chrome 35.0.1916.153


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4.3 (4 votes)
Last update / version
2016-03-13 / 2.0.2016.312
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