Make request with fiddler based off a timer

Fiddler is a great tool for debugging web requests. Things like the composer section allow you to concoct requests and then test out the responses you get. If you’re using composer and look at the raw view you will see something like:

If you want to run this request every N seconds you can setup a quick script to achieve this:

The full script will be shown below, you need to simply add into the class Handlers code, save the script and then use the new menu options that get added to the Tools menu (Request by Timer, Stop Timer and Request Once):

One thing to note, in your script ensure you keep the trailing \r\n\r\n in the request url otherwise you’ll receive an error.

Enjoy

Open command prompt here

Something really quick this time in the form of a couple tips picked up at the Microsoft Future Decoded conference (which was really good btw! :))

If you are in a windows explorer and want a command prompt for the current folder, either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+right click -> Open command window here
  • Or, type in the address bar: cmd .

I’m sure there are more ways but these both seemed pretty clean and simple