Unrivalled levels of HTTP monitoring without the need for separately configured proxies or network sniffers
Records HTTPHttpWatch captures a wide range of HTTP related data including:
· Headers and Cookies
· URLs and method (e.g. GET, POST, etc)
· Parameters sent in a query strings and POST requests
· HTTP status codes and errors
· The network size of the HTTP response including headers
· Chunked encoding
· Decrypts HTTPS Traffic
· Secure browser sessions that use the HTTPS protocol are displayed in their unencrypted form in HttpWatch, making it easy to debug banking and finance applications.
· Integrates With Internet Explorer
Starting HttpWatch is simple and easy. An extra toolbar button is added to Internet Explorer allowing HttpWatch to be opened and started with two mouse clicks:
· Compact & Comprehensive Log Files
· The log file format used by HttpWatch results in much smaller files that other formats such as XML and contains everything that is displayed in HttpWatch. This includes binary format files and streams, compressed content and network information. If your customers send you HttpWatch log files you will get a full and accurate representation of the HTTP activity in their browser.
· Includes a Standalone Log File Viewer
· A standalone log file viewer allows HttpWatch .hwl files to be viewed and modified outside of Internet Explorer.
· Summary of Recorded Traffic
The Summary view can be used at any time to quickly display data about the whole log, a single page or a number of selected items. The following types of data are shown:
· Performance - this tab shows how long the requests took to complete and can be used to accurately measure page download time. It also shows how much network bandwidth was used and the savings achieved from using HTTP compression
· Status Codes - this tab records how many times each HTTP status code was received
· Errors - any network or HTTP level errors are displayed on this tab. Double clicking on an error finds the first request that caused the error. Pressing F3 then takes you to the next request that also failed in the same way.
· Grouping Of Requests By Page
· Requests are grouped by page as shown below. Each page group can be separately expanded or collapsed to aid navigation through large log files.
· Real-Time Page Level Time Charts
Page level time charts are displayed and updated in real-time as you record requests in HttpWatch. This gives a direct, visual indication of how a site is performing - allowing common problems to be diagnosed at a glance:
· Request Level Time Charts
· The time chart displayed for each request is broken down into a number of colored sections to show network level timings such as DNS lookup and TCP connects.
· Collect Log Files from Customers and Users
By using HttpWatch Basic Edition, you and your customers can record and view log files without having to purchase extra HttpWatch licenses. Here are two scenarios where you could make use of the free Basic Edition of HttpWatch:
· Send log files to your suppliers
· If you have HttpWatch Professional Edition your log files can be viewed by anyone using HttpWatch Basic Edition. This can be useful if you want to record and send log files to a supplier to illustrate a problem you are experiencing with a web based service.
· View log files from your customers or in-house users
· You can view log files from your customers and in-house users by getting them to install the free Basic Edition of HttpWatch. They can then record a trace file and send it to you for analysis in HttpWatch Professional Edition.
· Automation Interface
· Millisecond Level Timing
· The timing information displayed in HttpWatch is accurate to a a single millisecond (0.001 sec).
· Supports Advanced Filtering
· HttpWatch supports filtering of requests by wide variety of criteria such as content types, response codes, URLs, headers and content.
· HTTP Compression
· HttpWatch works with systems that have HTTP compression enabled, displaying the expanded content and providing information about the compression savings achieved.
· Dynamic Sorting
· Data can be sorted in HttpWatch by clicking on a column heading. The sort order is applied to existing items and used to order new items as they appear.
· Internet Explorer
· Only displays extended HTTP information for a limited number of well known sites What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed: The HttpWatch plugin window could be replaced by a gray or black rectangle in Firefox 5.0 when viewing sites with Flash content