Chapter 15. Debug and Deploy
Get in, get out. That's the attitude that most developers have in testing and debugging their applications. Few developers look forward to these tasks during the development cycle; they want to efficiently get into the code, figure out what's working and what's not, fix any problems, and then move on.
Many iPhone Web app developers, unsure of where else to turn, are tempted to resort to
alert() debugging — you know, adding
alert() throughout the body of the script code to determine programmatic flow and variable values. However, not only is this type of debugging painful, it can throw off the timing of your script, making it difficult or impossible to simulate real-world results. Although the number of debugging and testing tools is indeed limited right now for Safari on iPhone, you still have options that either work directly inside Safari or emulate it on your desktop. You will probably want to incorporate aspects of both as part of your regular debugging and testing ...