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How does Developer Tools work?
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Is it a program? If so, what language is it coded in? What allows it to do what it does? Any insight anyone can offer into the inner workings of this feature would be appreciated! Thanks!

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@JustARatherRidi thank you for taking the time to respond and providing that info. I guess now my follow up question would be: are there any standalone programs/modules/libraries that mimic all or parts of DevTools in terms of controlling the page? (e.g. Selenium Webdriver) Because while Selenium works well enough to explore and interact with a site, it still requires some coding knowledge to ensure that the correct elements are being selected and parsed and whatnot. The thing I like about DevTools is that (at least the 'Elements' tab) when you click on an element, it instantly returns everything about that element, including events, listeners, etc. I guess i like 'point-click-and-log-the action' aspect of DevTools and id like to try to recreate at leasttmt that part of it, if if possible...