Fiddler Everywhere makes seamless collaboration across teams a breeze. You can save and share your sessions and collections, making debugging fun and easy.
Fiddler Everywhere is a powerful tool that enables developers to skillfully intercept and debug HTTP(S) network requests and responses. A survey in our community revealed that Fiddler Everywhere is actively used in teams. Hence one of the most critical features baked into the improved Fiddler Everywhere is collaborating within teams seamlessly.
When rebuilding Fiddler Everywhere, we wanted to prioritize features that were necessary for our developer community. When we asked our users what features they would like to see in the new Fiddler Everywhere, collaboration was one of the most requested features, even beating the option to make your bugs disappear magically (I wish!).
Fast forward to a few months later, with the entire industry steadily moving towards remote working with team members distributed all over the globe, and seamless collaboration on the Fiddler Everywhere platform became a key priority on the roadmap.
One of the highlights of Fiddler Everywhere is that it helps you to quickly pinpoint the malfunctioning or failed network requests. However, you can also highlight the network request by using the Mark option. You can use the Strikeout option to cross out the selected session or use a different color to highlight the chosen session. You can always use the ‘Unmark’ option to remove the markings.
Fiddler Everywhere allows you to add comments to the individual sessions to directly provide required context or add your notes and suggestions to the session.
Given the thousands of sessions that Fiddler Everywhere is continuously capturing, you can choose to save your session so that you can work on it at your convenience. You can select and save an individual session, multiple selected sessions, all the unselected sessions, or all the sessions captured by Fiddler Everywhere at that time.
The saved sessions will appear in the Sessions tab to the left. You can click on the session to open it in a new tab, allowing you to work uninterrupted.
You can also select a captured session and share it with anyone you want to by just providing an email ID. You can right-click on the selected session and click on Share. The Share popup will appear. Add the email address(es) of the recipient(s) and click on share. They will now receive an email with the shared session.
Alternatively, you can also right-click on a saved session and click on the share option to share the entire saved session.
Fiddler Everywhere allows you to share the saved collection of network requests created by you so that your team members can access them as well. To do that, select the collection in the Requests tab and right-click on it. Now click on the Share option and provide the email address(es) of the recipient(s) and click on Share. They will now receive an email with the shared collection.
It is an excellent practice to always remove sensitive data like API keys, tokens, and other authentication values from the headers if you share the requests to an external source.
Knowing how we use Auto Responder rules to mock responses and simulate user conditions, we must use the same rules to reproduce the issue. Fiddler Everywhere allows you to easily share the Auto Responder rule sets used when debugging the session.
To share an Auto Responder rule set, click on the Share button below the rule. Again, you need to provide the email address(es) of the recipient(s) and click on Share. They will now receive an email with the shared ruleset.
We keep hearing how Fiddler Everywhere has made debugging simpler for our users. But now we also hear how they can collaborate quickly and debug problems as a team.
Here are some of the scenarios that have popped up repeatedly:
Let us know how you are using Fiddler Everywhere to collaborate with your teammates and what other collaboration features you'd like to see. We are all ears.
If you are new here, Fiddler Everywhere is a tool for network debugging and monitoring. It logs all the HTTP(S) traffic between the client and the internet. The tool is handy to inspect, debug, share, and simulate HTTP traffic requests and responses. You can check out this starter guide to get you started with Fiddler Everywhere.
If you haven’t tried Fiddler Everywhere yet, download it now and let us know what you think. Fiddler Everywhere is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux and supports every browser.
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