BernieCode » How to debug JavaScript with Visual Web Developer Express

Among the things we all have to do (even those of us with Macs) is debug Javascript for Internet Explorer. The JS Engine is quirky and dumb, and other than memory management and garbage collection, they have done hardly anything to the annoyances of their particular implementation of the language. But they are the big gorilla, so sites have to run on it. I was using the Microsoft Script Debugger but apparently there is a way to use Microsoft Visual Web Developer express for the same purpose, provided you do the workaround Bernie outlines on his site.

Microsoft have released an excellent free edition of Visual Studio for web development called Visual Web Developer, but among the features reserved for the professional edition is the ability to connect to a process. Hence when you get a JavaScript error in a web page, VWD won’t appear in the list of possible debuggers.

[From BernieCode » How to debug JavaScript with Visual Web Developer Express]

I just wish I didn’t need 1.7Gb of Hard Drive Space just to run a debugger. Darn white elephant.

Note taking applications: Evernote vs Journler


I stopped doing GTD. And I totally shouldn’t have.

I have determined that the problem was the lack of an “always there” todo list and note taking device. I write too slowly and am not organized enough to use my moleskine (never mind that I also tend to forget it), and my lifestyle is too mobile to just use a laptop.

I tried iGTD and Omnifocus. Ominfocus was too heavy on the resources, though by now I should probably try it again (maybe when they come up with an iPhone rich client). I also used Circus Ponies’ Notebook, which was pretty nice but didn’t do spotlight with enough granularity. Then I tried Journler (for journaling, never used it for GTD) and now I’m trying out Evernote. So how does Evernote compare?

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