Best New Chrome Extensions For Developers
With increasing popularity in Google’s Chrome browser, so increases the demand for extensions. This is especially true for Developers, as we are used to such a nice variety of high quality tools in Firefox. And the more tools are available on one browser, the more that browser is used in developing web sites, resulting in higher quality web experience for end users on that platform. Btw., did you know that Google Chrome surpasses Safari in US browser market (macstories.net)? The following are arguably the best new Chrome extensions for developers.
BuiltWith Technology Profiler
BuiltWith is a web site profiler tool, that returns all the technologies it can find on a particular page. BuiltWith extension helps developers, researchers and designers find out what technologies web pages are using and in turn help them to decide what technologies to implement.
BuiltWith currently tracks widgets (snap preview), analytics (Google, Nielsen), frameworks (.NET, Java), publishing (WordPress, Blogger), advertising (DoubleClick, AdSense), CDNs (Amazon S3, Limelight), standards (XHTML,RSS), hosting software (Apache, IIS, CentOS, Debian).
With Session Manager you can quickly save your current browser state and reload it whenever necessary. You can manage multiple sessions, rename or remove them from the session library.
Each session remembers the state of the browser at its creation time, i.e the opened tabs and windows. Once a session is opened, the browser is restored to its state.
CSS Viewer shows the css parameters of any element in a web page, to enable/disable it simply click the toolbar icon. It’s a simple CSS property viewer for designers and web developers based on the much acclaimed Firefox add on.
The Google Chrome SEO Extension provides an overview to Search Engine Optimization Tools which can help with Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research, Back-link Checks, PageRank analysis and other valuable SEO tasks.
The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools. This is the official port of the popular Web Developer extension for Firefox written by the same person, Chris Pederick.
If you’re serious about web programming and design, this one is a must have.
Firebug Lite for Google Chrome