How to test Web resources without publishing


Some days ago, a colleague of mine showed me a terrific tip in order to test Web resources without publishing it first in Dynamics CRM. This tip has literally changed my life as a developer and has allowed me to save a huge amount of my time. This tip uses the Auto Responder feature of Fiddler Web Debugger program.

What is Fiddler ?

This must-have freeware application is « a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect traffic, set breakpoints, and “fiddle” with incoming or outgoing data » (definition from the Fiddler Website).

Requirement

In order to proceed, please get Fiddler from the application website: http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/

Procedure

The procedure is showed in this video from the help section of the Fiddler website : http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler/help/video/AutoResponderReplay.wmv

As the following picture shows, just replace the URL to match by the URL of the Web resource hosted in the CRM organisation.

Fiddler Auto Responder Demonstration
Fiddler Auto Responder

I hope you will find this tip useful.

Please don’t hesitate to comment this post and share your way of editing web resources.

Dynamically yours.

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