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Game Development Tool Essentials by Robert Walter, Rita Turkowski, Gustavo Samour, Christian Ronchi, Fabrice Robinet, Benjamin Nitschke, Nicusor Nedelcu, John McCutchan, Adrien Herubel, Simon Franco, Paula Berinstein, Remi Arnaud, Alessandro Ardolino

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CHAPTER 9

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Introduction to Utilizing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to Create Rich Debugging Information

Simon Franco

Often it is necessary while developing a game, or a tool, to create files to log the results of activities the application has performed. These log files record detailed information in order to help facilitate debugging. Once the application has finished running, the log files can be inspected by a programmer, or another user such as an artist, to help identify problems.

While these files are indispensable for the application’s development, they are also sometimes very hard for a user to navigate through. They tend to be plain text, ...

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