Fiddler Reviews

Comparison to Firebug and Wireshark

Positive Review by eyal0
about Fiddler and Wireshark, Firebug Jul 2012

I use fiddler more than Firebug and Wireshark because:

  • Firebug only works in Firefox and I do most of my work in Chrome. Also, Firebug is a Firefox extension so it can be a little clumsy at times.

  • Wireshark is often overkill when you want to debug http traffic. With Fiddler it's easier to see the http sent and the response with just a click. With Wireshark, the process to recompose the packets and uncompress them is not as easy.

  • Fiddler can do https with just one click. With Fiddler you spy on encrypted traffic and there's nothing special to install.

[Edited by eyal0, July 23]

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