[Catalyst] Repeatedly creating sessions

James Spath jspath at pangeamedia.com
Thu Jun 24 19:56:35 GMT 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Matthias Dietrich <mdietrich at cpan.org> wrote:
> Nicholas,
> Am 24.06.2010 um 18:54 schrieb Nicholas Wehr:
>> I used charles proxy as well until I discovered how awesome the mozilla addon firebug is. unbeatable json (xhdr) and network activity analyzer. handles ssl too check it out!
>> jim, is there a charles feature that stands out above firebug? I only used for one project until I re-discovered firebug...
> I haven't bought Charles yet but used it for a longer time.  A big plus is that you can display the content depending on its type (eg. JSON and AMF as collapsable tree, but doesn't has a display mode for every type, I guess).  And it's browser independent so you can test with Safari and other clients (like native apps!), too.  You can record transferred data, stop recording, open new sessions while the old ones are still present.  If FF crashes or you navigate to a different page, Charles is still there and showing the recorded and opened sessions.
> Firebug is nice for single request tracking (yes, you can let the requests be "sticky", but that's not the same and a bit ugly, even sometimes it doesn't show the content if there's some), CSS, Javascript and HTML, but if you need to debug more intensive and longer I would prefer something like Charles.

What Matthias said :)

The biggest features for me are a full history beyond the current page
load ... and also the ability to redirect requests to different
servers or even to a local file on your machine.

Don't get me wrong, I use Firebug all the time, but Charles definitely
has its uses.

- Jim

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