Jump start with Fiddler Everywhere

Recently I got the opportunity to be a part of Fiddler Insider Program to sneak peek the new features of Fiddler Everywhere and to provide feedback. I have been using Fiddler since 2010 (almost a decade) which helps me in performance test scripting. In this blog post, we will jump start the all new Fiddler Everywhere and its new features.

What is Fiddler?

Fiddler is a web debugging proxy tool for testers, security analysts, developers, and more. It is free to download for Windows OS only. It helps you to capture the requests for debugging purpose and more.

Fiddler Classic
Fiddler Classic

Jump start with Fiddler Everywhere

Fiddler Everywhere is a complete revamp of Fiddler from scratch and supports cross platform. Now you can leverage the features of Fiddler in Mac, Windows and Linux by using Fiddler Everywhere.

Jump start with Fiddler Everywhere - Beta
Jump start with Fiddler Everywhere – Beta

As you see in the above screenshot, Fiddler Everywhere has distraction free user interface. It’s sleek and intuitive.

Jump start with Fiddler Everywhere

Create Account

To use Fiddler Everywhere, you need to create an account with Fiddler or sign in with Google account.

Fiddler Signup/Sign-in Screen
Fiddler Signup/Sign-in Screen

Apart from the major UI revamp, Fiddler Everywhere brings the new features and enhancements to the existing features in the Fiddler Classic.

Live Traffic and Composer
Live Traffic and Composer

As you see in the above screenshot, you can easily toggle on/off to capture the traffic.

Just beneath the Live Traffic, you could see all the controls to save, share, filter, decode, and stream.

Captured traffic information will be displayed in the table as shown below. Selecting the request will display the request and response in the right pane under Inspector tab.

Inspector
Inspector

Inspector will display the following information about the request.

  • Headers
  • Text
  • Web Forms
  • Cookies
  • Raw
  • JSON
  • XML

Filtering

Filtering in Fiddler Everywhere has improvements. After capturing the requests, you can filter the results by clicking on Filter icon on the respective column.

Filters
Filters

Advanced filter can be applied by clicking on the Filter icon as shown below.

Advanced Filters
Advanced Filters

Auto Responder

Below is the screenshot of AutoResponder in Fiddler Classic where I have configured a rule where if there is a request to the image source, it will redirect to example.com.

AutoResponder in Fiddler Classic
AutoResponder in Fiddler Classic

Below is the Auto Responder in Fiddler Everywhere where you can arrange the rules, export/import the rules, toggle on/off the rules etc. It is intuitive to work with the rules and manage them.

Auto Responder in Fiddler Everywhere
Auto Responder in Fiddler Everywhere

Composer

Composer helps to validate the request by mocking them. It plays critical role in testing APIs. Below is how we use Composer in Fiddler Classic.

Composer in Fiddler Classic
Composer in Fiddler Classic

In Fiddler Everywhere you can add header information and parameters in Composer.

Composer in Fiddler Everywhere
Composer in Fiddler Everywhere

Collaboration in Fiddler Everywhere

Now you can easily share your recorded session via email in few clicks.

Share Sessions
Share Sessions
Fiddler Email
Fiddler Email

Settings

By default, Fiddler Everywhere listens to 8866. Right now, the Settings in Fiddler Everywhere looks simple, eventually it will be loaded with the Fiddler features.

Settings in Fiddler Everywhere
Settings in Fiddler Everywhere

Fiddler Everywhere Pro

Fiddler Everywhere will have a Pro plan in future. Right now, in free plan you can have only 5 shared sessions. We need to wait till Telerik announces about the Pro features and its pricing.

Pro Plan in Fiddler Everywhere
Pro Plan in Fiddler Everywhere

Fiddler or Fiddler Everywhere

I am planning to use both Fiddler and Fiddler Everywhere alternatively. My first preference is Fiddler Everywhere, because of its simplicity and intuitiveness. If the feature is not available in Fiddler Everywhere, then I switch it to Fiddler.

If you would like to try Fiddler Everywhere, just pay a visit to https://www.telerik.com/download/fiddler-everywhere to download.

Let me know your take about Fiddler Everywhere in the comments section.

Jump start with Fiddler Everywhere

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