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Glimpse, debugging server from client side!

June 28, 2011

What is Glimpse (= a glance)?

At its core Glimpse allows you to debug your web site or web service right in the browser. Glimpse allows you to “Glimpse” into what’s going on in your web server. In other words what Firebug is to debugging your client side code, Glimpse is to debugging your server within the client.

“What Firebug is for the client, Glimpse does for the server… in other words, a client side Glimpse into whats going on in your server.”

Plugins available for Winforms & MVC:

WebForms MVC
  • Config – Summary of important stuff in your web.config
  • Environment – Details of the server environment
  • Request – What the server received in the request
  • Server – Web server variables available for the request
  • Session – Is using session, what is being stored
  • Trace – Trace output for the request
  • Bindings – How MVC is binding the data
  • Execution – What the execution pipeline looks like
  • MetaData – MetaData associated with your View Model
  • Routes – How routes are being evaluated
  • Views – How MVC is finding the view that is being rendered

Steps to install & use:

Sample firebug like window:

Hope, you would enjoy reading!