What's the best http analytics tool?
November 12, 2005 9:25 AM   Subscribe

Seeking recommendations for http analytics tools in the vein of HTTP Analyzer and Charles. Firefox compatibility and the ability to view the page and the data at the same time are big plusses.
posted by bingo to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
 
I've been doing a lot of that lately. The one I really dig is Web Scarab. It'll let you go through the whole session and just record what's going on so you can debug later.
posted by ph00dz at 9:33 AM on November 12, 2005


I like the LiveHTTPHeaders and Web Developer extensions for Firefox, but I'm not sure what you're trying to watch so I'm not sure that they meet your needs.
posted by revgeorge at 10:05 AM on November 12, 2005


I want to watch HTTP headers and follow redirects. I have the web developer extension. It's great, but so far as I can tell (haven't had it long), you have to choose one particular thing you're looking for each time you want to see it, and then it appears in a new tab and stays there, which seems a bit cumbersome.
posted by bingo at 12:06 PM on November 12, 2005


LiveHTTPHeaders is an excellent one (just don't use it at the same time as SessionSaver as the two aren't compatible with one another). Anyhow, two others that may be of use are TamperData and ModifyHeaders (of which I haven't personally tried either).
posted by Handcoding at 8:36 PM on November 12, 2005


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