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FLEX vs PonyDebugger: What are the differences?

What is FLEX? In-app debugging tool for iOS, inspect and modify views in the hierarchy. FLEX (Flipboard Explorer) is a set of in-app debugging and exploration tools for iOS development. When presented, FLEX shows a toolbar that lives in a window above your application. From this toolbar, you can view and modify nearly every piece of state in your running application.

What is PonyDebugger? Remote network and data debugging for your native iOS app using Chrome Developer Tools. PonyDebugger is a remote debugging toolset. It is a client library and gateway server combination that uses Chrome Developer Tools on your browser to debug your application's network traffic and managed object contexts To use PonyDebugger, you must implement the client in your application and connect it to the gateway server. There is currently an iOS client and the gateway server..

FLEX and PonyDebugger can be categorized as "Mobile Runtime Inspector" tools.

Some of the features offered by FLEX are:

  • Inspect and modify views in the hierarchy.
  • See the properties and ivars on any object.
  • Dynamically modify many properties and ivars.

On the other hand, PonyDebugger provides the following key features:

  • Network Traffic Debugging
  • Core Data Browser
  • View Hierarchy Debugging

FLEX and PonyDebugger are both open source tools. It seems that FLEX with 10.5K GitHub stars and 1.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than PonyDebugger with 5.71K GitHub stars and 597 GitHub forks.

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What is FLEX?

FLEX (Flipboard Explorer) is a set of in-app debugging and exploration tools for iOS development. When presented, FLEX shows a toolbar that lives in a window above your application. From this toolbar, you can view and modify nearly every piece of state in your running application.

What is PonyDebugger?

PonyDebugger is a remote debugging toolset. It is a client library and gateway server combination that uses Chrome Developer Tools on your browser to debug your application's network traffic and managed object contexts. To use PonyDebugger, you must implement the client in your application and connect it to the gateway server. There is currently an iOS client and the gateway server.

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What are some alternatives to FLEX and PonyDebugger?
Yoga
Yoga is a cross-platform layout engine which implements Flexbox. Yoga enables maximum collaboration within your team by implementing an API familiar to many designers and opening it up to developers across different platforms.
Stetho
Stetho is a sophisticated debug bridge for Android applications. When enabled, developers have access to the Chrome Developer Tools feature natively part of the Chrome desktop browser. Developers can also choose to enable the optional dumpapp tool which offers a powerful command-line interface to application internals.
Reveal App
Reveal brings the power of tools like Firebug and Web Inspector to iOS developers. See your application's view hierarchy at runtime with advanced 2D and 3D visualisations. Debug view layout and rendering problems in seconds.
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