====== Development Tools ======

As with any job the right tool makes all the difference. Check out a few that can make scripting even easier.

===== HTTPFox =====
This Firefox extension analyzes and displays all traffic between the browser and the web page you're visiting. Use it to find out where the web site links to it's video files and other important data, such as XML files containing video data.\\
[[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/httpfox/|Download HTTPFox here]]\\
[[http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/fx/|Download Firefox here]]

===== Fiddler 2 =====
Inspect all HTTP(S) traffic on your computer. Works great with IE and Firefox. Build http requests and execute them, decode various formats, search for any text and view in text, xml, web and hex formats. A great free tool for http traffic inspection.\\
[[http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/|Download Fiddler 2 here]]

===== Programmers Notepad =====
Edit your script with full lua support.\\
[[http://www.pnotepad.org/|Download PN here]]

Be sure to install the Playon scripting overloads as well. This offers syntax tips for all the additional playon functions.\\
[[http://www.playonscripts.com/devs/lua.api|Download PN overloads here]]

Copy and save the text as lua.api and place it in the folder,\\
XP - C:\Program Files\Programmer's Notepad\schemes,\\
Win 7 64bit - C:\Program Files (x86)\Programmer's Notepad\schemes

===== XBMC =====
XBMC is a media viewer that you can use to access the content of your PlayOn server. Use it to quickly access your Scripts while in development.\\
[[http://xbmc.org/download/|Download XBMC here]]