Fiddler

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  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Hello

    Has anyone used Fiddler at all? I am just getting onto it now as I think it may be very useful for what we are about to venture into. So in this role I help look after a VLE called blackboard, some of you may have used it if you have ever been to Universty/college over the last 10 years, some people may have used Moodle instead, which is another VLE

    So at the moment we have a managed host set up, basically the stuff that I would like to do on the back end of a server is done for us, well that's if we cant do it. We will be moving to a SaaS set up pretty soon and I have been talking to various people who have made the transition. Now from what I gather there really isn't much we can do if things go wrong, we can just report it to BlackBoard themselves and they will try and resolve it.

    One person I did speak to said they had issues with a broken link which affected a building block called turnitin, they said it took them 2 weeks before the broken link was discovered. This is why have chosen to use fiddler, one thing I am thinking is creating and saving sessions from our main server then if I can and things go belly up, compare the old with the new links to see if that gives me an indication of (if) whether its something I can let people at BB know so they can resolve it?

    Does that make sense or am i wasting time or peeing in the wind? If anyone has used fiddler for this purpose, how did you get on and would you have any pointers on how I should approach this?

    Thanks for any advice

    Ed
     
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  2. dmarsh

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    Yeah used it loads of, its a http debug proxy, normally you use it to sniff HTTP traffic between two components in active development to see whats going on.

    Broken links are normally found using a program called a web crawler.
     
  3. zxspectrum

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    Dave, is the full name of the program called Win Web crawler?

    Cheers

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    I tend to write my own crawlers, but yeah there are loads of commercial ones.
     
  5. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Wow, i don't think I would have the skill set to do that, or the will power
     
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    Dave's a machine. Some say he can't be killed with conventional weapons
     
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    They use it at my place..never been interested enough to find out what it is in all honesty.
     
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