Web Developers Love Chrome, and Chrome Loves Them

by Fusion 360 Studios Digital Marketing Specialists

Just as soccer is the world’s sport, Google Chrome is the world’s most loved Web browser. StatCounter notes that with over half the global browser market share, it’s no surprise that Chrome is so popular. But, everyday users aren’t the only ones who praise Google’s innovative efforts. Web development champions love its performance and its built-in features.

Several developers prefer Chrome as their debugging browser, says InfoWorld. Chrome has become a compelling environment for Web development because it offers a multitude of built-in tools and third party extensions that are nothing but crowd pleasers. Here’s a look at why so many developers love Chrome: 

Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools) are a useful set of development and debugging tools. Conveniently, they include panels for Elements, Network, Sources, Timeline, Profiles, Resources, Audits and Console. Many developers use DevTools live-edit their CSS to alter the design of a page without having to go to their code editor. 

YSlow is useful for detecting reasons why a webpage may be operating slowly. The extension performs a webpage analysis based on 23 testable rules, originally developed by the Yahoo Exceptional Performance team. Each test receives a grade, ranging from A to F. The grading rubric is similar to grade school results. Remediation recommendations are given for each test. 

Device Emulation is perhaps one of Chrome’s most brilliant features. Nowadays, Web development is increasingly concerned about mobile device page design and response. This feature tests how webpage designs will appear on smaller devices. Developers love to the tool for creating mobile apps, as it shows them about 95 percent of what they need to know without actually loading the app onto the device. 

Another noteworthy Chrome tool is WebStorm – an IDE for HTML, CSS and JavaScript technologies that includes a facility for debugging presently running pages. When a webpage is in trouble, the debugger displays information necessary to fix the problem. Before running WebStorm, developers must install a JetBrains connector, which enables the debugging.

Seemingly, debugging is a prominent concern for most developers, which is why Chrome is the leader in Web browsers. Chrome implements another debugging tool, NetBeans, which differs slightly from WebStorm. NetBeans incorporates additional sizing and inspection features similar to those found on DevTools. 

With so many practical built-in Web development tools, it’s no wonder Google Chrome dominates the browser market share. Chrome is committed to the progression of the digital world. Not surprisingly, developers love Chrome, and Chrome loves developers.

Aubrey Andersen-Bakker writes for Fusion 360, an advertising agency in Utah. He writes for many other clients as well.

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