What is 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.
Stetho is a tool in the Mobile Runtime Inspector category of a tech stack.
Stetho is an open source tool with 11.6K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Stetho's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Stetho?
11 companies reportedly use Stetho in their tech stacks, including Facebook, Bushlark, and Android.
13 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Stetho.
Why developers like Stetho?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Stetho
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- Chrome DevTools UI
- Network inspection
- Database inspection
Stetho Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Stetho?
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.
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.
Sonar is a platform for debugging mobile apps on iOS and Android. Visualize, inspect, and control your apps from a simple desktop interface. Use Sonar as is or extend it using the plugin API.
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.