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Yes, in this modern day of CSS and JavaScript, you will be productive when you choose a good browser with excellent integrated developer tools. Remember your WebObjects application responds to requests from the browser and delivers back the responses. The browser ultimately interprets your response and displays it and interacts with it. So, it is critical that you fully embrace learning when it comes to basic http protocol, http headers, the DOM, semantic HTML, CSS, javascript, etc. Unbelievably there are WebObjects developers who think they can get by knowing just java and the WebObjects Dynamic Elements and Extension WOComponents! Read on for how to get the most development productivity out of the popular browsers.


FireFox is a great platform for development. Its extensive array of develop plugins make it an ideal companion to the WebObjects developer. Get it here:

Developer Plugins

These are sorted in order of usefulness (IMHO (wink) )

Plugin Name



Web Developer


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