Debugging and developing using Firefox

So I need to trap and look at the traffic going over HTTP and knowing that Firefox is the browser to use with all it different plugins it makes sense to download the latest version of Firefox and see what I can plug in to it.

What I like about Firefox is it is so easy to install plugins, just click restart Firefox and you’re done.

So what I need to do is trap, monitor and post HTTP requests using XML, so what plug in am I going to use?

First one is FireBug every good developer and bad developer, even hackers will be using FireBug.

Next I need to monitor what is happening and I found Tamper Data which monitors ongoing requests, and more importantly monitors and posts and gets in the back ground.

Okay now the more tricky issue of being about to POST or GET using HTTP, I settled for Poster a great plug in for all the REST requests and perfect for what I am looking for.

So to summerise here is a list of what I have downloaded:

So I’m off, if I get any problems with them I’mm report them directly on this blog with comments so if you see no comments all is good.

Back and working

So I’m back and ready to go, with just getting back from my travelling I’m back at work with only two days of my own time….!  Oh well I was looking at taking December off and start fully working in the new year.  Not that I took the first job that came along, far from it.  While on the beaches of Goa I made up a list of what work I will only accept it included working near where I live, work I have done before so as to make it easier to get back in to the working mode, something to do with the Olympics, and a small team on a new project.  And you guessed it this role fits all the criteria so a result 


So time to keep my blog up to date and running again……!