Hiding Chrome’s intranet redirect detector requests (aka weird requests) in Fiddler

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This morning I saw this Tweet by Eric Lawrence, the creator of Fiddler: #lol "Fiddler periodically receives alien communications" http://t.co/IZh0UrkbEPThis is a well known trick of Chrome, which you can read about here, and see its source code here. Question is, now that we know what those “alien” requests are, how do we get rid of them in Fiddler’s session list? 1. Open Fiddler’s script (either through the FiddlerScript tab, or in the menu Rules->Customize Rules…) 2. Locate the OnReturningError method, and uncomment it 3. Place the following code in the method: if (oSession.LocalProcess.StartsWith("chrome") &&...
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Speaking at DevConnections 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

If you’ve read my post from last week, you know that I went off the grid for 8 months, mostly because I was working on authoring yet another course for Microsoft (20487 – Developing Windows Azure and Web Services), but also partially because of my new baby boy, who made sure my laptop stays closed when I’m at home. Now that my baby is a couple of months old, I can start my conference rotation for 2013, starting with DevConnections. Speaking at DevConnections is going to be a great experience for me, for several reasons: ...

Hot off the shelf – MOC 20487B: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Friday, August 23, 2013

A couple of days ago I published my first post after an absence of 8 months, where I promised to tell you about the course I worked on for the past couple of months. The 20487B course is an official Microsoft course, which myself and several other experts from Sela have been working on for the past 8 months. As with the previous course I wrote for Microsoft (10263 – developing WCF services), this course also took a lot of time to develop because it involved creating an elaborated lab scenario, 14 course modules, and a whole...

Fixing IIS Advanced Logging Performance Counters Errors

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Last time I posted on my blog was 10 months ago, wow! Time sure goes by fast when you have a new baby and a new course to write (I’ll blog about this later, the course, not the baby). Enough with the chitchat, let’s get to business. If you’ve ever used IIS, you’ve probably realized at some point that the IIS log files are useful to a point. You can’t log specific HTTP headers from the request/response, you can’t log machine parameters, such as performance counters, and you can’t filter the logs before they are written (for...

Wrapping up SDP Nov. 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wow, a conference that lasts 8 days, that a first. So here’s the gist of what I taught in 5 of these days: What’s new in WCF 4.5 In this 1-hour session I covered some of the important new features of WCF 4.5, such as Intellisense for configuration, UDP and WebSockets bindings, and improved support for streaming and compression. Debugging the Web with Fiddler In this 1-day tutorial we saw how to use Fiddler to debug, test, and...

BUILD 2012 – Day 4 Overview

Saturday, November 3, 2012

First session of Day 4 was about advanced cloud service development. I came in a bit late so I missed the introduction, but the part about diagnostics and IIS 8 was nice – IIS 8 and Windows Server 2012 offer new stuff such as .NET 4.5 on web/worker roles, SignalR, and Websocket support. CDN and traffic manager cover was shallow, but the Service Bus part was nice where he showed service bus topics. Session number 2 was about Windows Azure Storage. There are a couple of new things coming to Azure Storage, and new stuff that...

BUILD 2012 – Day 3 Overview

Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 3 began with a great keynote session by Scott Hanselman, one hour that recapped my entire webdev history (being doing this stuff for the past 15 years). The bottom line of the session was – remember that you also have a very powerful machine on your desk (or legs if it’s a laptop), so don’t just throw everything on the server, try to also use javascript to do stuff. After Scott’s session I stayed in the hall for the TypeScript session. Writing JavaScript with JavaScript – well, as long as it doesn’t like...

BUILD 2012 – Day 2 Overview

Thursday, November 1, 2012

So day 2 started with a keynote that had “Windows Azure” written all over the stage, so that was promising (see overview of day 1). By the way, if you’ll compare the stage to yesterday’s keynote you’ll see the stage is empty – that is because all the demos are in the cloud Some of the stuff shown in the keynote: Mobile Services. this feature was rolled out in August, but the demo was very good and managed to show the highlights of Mobile...

BUILD 2012 – Day 1 Overview

Ok, first, just in case you aren’t familiar with my work – I’m a server/web/cloud guy, not a client guy, so all the hype about Windows 8 and Phone 8 sounds to me like “bla bla bla”. I’m into servers and Windows Azure, so day 2 and on is more to my like than Day 1. So day 1 began with the keynote where Steve Ballmer did his “shopping channel” appearance, showing the various hardware running Windows 8. BTW, in the first photo, on the left, you can notice an 82” surface ....

Two months speaking spree

Friday, October 5, 2012

If you’ve been checking my blog in the last couple of weeks, you might have noticed I haven’t been posting much. In the past two months I have been traveling around the world, speaking in conferences and local user groups. So to sum up this intensive, fun times, here’s a list of all conferences I visited and links to all the material I showed. What’s new in WCF 4.5 Building scalable, low-latency web apps with Windows Azure Embracing HTTP with the ASP.NET Web API ...