Posted on 15. April 2014

Fiddler2: The tool that gives you Superpowers – Part 3

This post is the third post in the series 'Fiddler – the tool that gives you superpowers!'

Faster than a Speeding Bullet

If you have done any development of Web Resources with Dynamics CRM then I'm certain that you'll have become impatient whilst waiting to first deploy your solution and then publish it before you can test any changes. Everytime you need to make a change you need to go round this loop which can slow down the development process considerably. Using the Auto Responders I described in my previous post (Invisibility) you can drastically speed up this development process by using Fiddler to ensure changes you make to a local file in Visual Studio are reflected inside Dynamics CRM without waiting for deploying and publishing. You make the changes inside Visual Studio, simply save and refresh your browser and voilà!

Here some rough calculations on the time it could save you on a small project:

Time to Deploy

15

seconds

Time to Publish

15

seconds

Debug iterations

20

 

Number of web resources

30

 

Development Savings

5

hours

Time to reproduce live data in test/development

1

hour

Number of issues to debug in live

10

 

Testing Savings

10

hours

     

Total Savings for small project

15

hours

 

What is perhaps more important about this technique that it saves the frustration caused by having to constantly wait for web resource deployment and ensures that you stay in the development zone rather than being distracted by the latest cute kitten pictures posted on facebook!

Do remember to deploy and publish your changes once you've finished your development. It seems obvious but it is easily forgotten and you're left wondering why your latest widget works on your machine but not for others!

More information can be found on this at the following locations:

@ScottDurow

Comments

Scott Durow's Dynamics CRM Blog Scott Durow's Dynamics CRM Blog
9:34 PM on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fiddler2: The tool that gives you Superpowers – Part 3

This post is the third post in the series 'Fiddler – the tool that gives you superpowers!'

Hosk's Dynamic CRM 2011 Blog Hosk's Dynamic CRM 2011 Blog
3:31 PM on Friday, April 25, 2014

Hosk’s Top CRM 2013 articles of the week 25th April 2014

First I like to start on a high note with a celebrity thumbs up for surviving another week everyone,

Hosk's Dynamic CRM 2011 Blog Hosk's Dynamic CRM 2011 Blog
12:02 PM on Friday, May 30, 2014

Hosk’s Top CRM 2013 articles of the week 30th May 2014

I have been on holiday this week, so I didn’t have my usual collection of articles but I have cobbled

Hosk's Dynamic CRM 2011 Blog Hosk's Dynamic CRM 2011 Blog
9:50 PM on Thursday, June 05, 2014

Hosk’s Top CRM 2013 articles of the week 30th May 2014

I have been on holiday this week, so I didn’t have my usual collection of articles but I have cobbled

trackback Develop 1 Limited Blog
6:28 PM on Friday, June 06, 2014

Monitor, Monitor, Monitor

Monitor, Monitor, Monitor

Scott Durow's Dynamics CRM Blog Scott Durow's Dynamics CRM Blog
4:00 PM on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Monitor, Monitor, Monitor

I once heard someone say that "the great thing about Dynamics CRM is that it just looks after itself"

Hosk's Dynamic CRM  Blog Hosk's Dynamic CRM Blog
3:17 PM on Friday, January 02, 2015

Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the Year 2014

Waking up early, isn’t a problem I have two young children (1 and 3) who are particularly effective

Comments are closed