HttpWatch: Overview

5 09 2010

I just want to share a nice little tool I have been using to troubleshoot web page load times, and also as an easy way to see all the components of a loaded page without having to view source. You can simply load up the plugin, hit record, go to the website & you get a breakdown of each object, the time it takes to load and the link for it. It makes calls like “my internet is slow” easier to measure. Its free (for the basic version) and I find it very useful. Check it out. – HttpWatch

HttpWatch integrates with Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers to show you exactly what HTTP traffic is triggered when you access a web page. If you access a site that uses secure HTTPS connections, HttpWatch automatically displays the decrypted form of the network traffic.

Screenshot of HttpWatch

Conventional network monitoring tools just display low level data captured from the network. In contrast, HttpWatch has been optimized for displaying HTTP traffic and allows you to quickly see the values of headers, cookies, query strings and more…

HttpWatch also supports non-interactive examination of HTTP data. When log files are saved, a complete record of the HTTP traffic is saved in a compact file. You can even examine log files that your customers and suppliers have recorded using the free Basic Edition.

via HttpWatch: Overview.