The king is dead, long live the king!

I read this article today: “Saying Goodbye to Firebug” and I remembered how me and Firebug first met. I thought it to be a good idea to write a few lines about it because Firebug was a good friend to say the least.

I remember the first time I saw Firebug. I was 2006, sometime at the beginning of the year (probably Jan or Feb). I was in the second year at the Faculty and it was the first session of a course called “Web techniques”. The first condition to pass the exam was to have Firefox and Firebug installed. No Firebug, no passing! You can not imagine what we all felt. How can a plug-in possibly help us! Little did we know…
And now, 11 years later, I a front end developer still using Firebug. To pass a different exam: the users acceptance.

I would like to thank you Firebug for all the help and support. You were there all the time for all the steps.
For tables and divs, for images and rounded corners, for transparency and animations. You helped a lot of people and brought up a bunch of great developers.

So thank you, friend.

The king is dead, long live the king!