Layer0 Toolkit: A full-featured debugger for the Layer0 platform
This past month we’ve been cooking up some mighty tasty goodies here at Layer 0 Intergalactic Headquarters. Our biggest, baddest, most exciting announcement is the Layer 0 Toolkit. Toolkit is a Chrome extension that gives you full-featured logging and debugging tools for the Layer 0 platform right in your browser Intergalactic Headquarters. Our biggest, baddest, most exciting announcement is the
Toolkit adds two new panels to your Chrome Inspector window, Moov Debug and Moov Log. With Moov Debug, you can step debug or set breakpoints in your Tritium code, examine variables, and inspect the HTML document at any point in the transformation process. DOUBLE RAINBOW!
MoovLog cleans up the logging messages you’re used to on the console and adds syntax highlighting and filtering capabilities. It also has a built-in diff feature that shows how Layer0 modified your HTTP request and response headers.
We’re super excited about Layer0 Toolkit and we’re just getting started in our quest to improve your productivity on Layer0.
Layer0 4.2 Release
While Layer0 Toolkit is the flagship feature of the Layer0 4.2 release, there are a host of other features that will make you more productive. In particular,
- Windows 8 Support: The Layer0 SDK is now compatible with Microsoft’s latest version of Windows.
- Basic Auth: Mum’s the word! Keep your top-secret redesigns under wraps by adding Basic Auth to projects hosted on the moovapp domain. In the past, teams had to resort to cookie hacks to protect in-progress work. But not anymore! Basic Auth is perfect for in-progress work and staging environments that need to be shared with your QA team (or your boss) but aren’t ready for public consumption.
- Console URL Format: We’ve simplified the URL structure for your project pages on console.layer.co so that paths are simply of the form “/accountname/projectname”. Old URLs will be redirected so your bookmarks will continue to work.
The problems we're tackling are all about you -- the developer -- and making your life easier.
In addition to the high-level changes above there are numerous improvements littered through this release like “circular import detection”, “improved stack traces on Tritium error messages”, and “enabling unicode byte sequences in strings”.
Harlem Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture
What started a joke has turned into a phenomenon. Team Layer0 literally made the web move with our Harlem Shake bookmarklet and the response has been off the hook. Not only was it covered on TechCrunch, Huffington Post, and Mashable but developers started adding the effect as an Easter egg to their own websites, including YouTube. You’re welcome Internets!
That’s it for now.
Have a great weekend!