Julian Harty's splendid post on web testing encouraged me
to finish this draft post and kick it out into the live environment
- thanks Julian :)
It has an 'autoresponder' facility where, given a url pattern, you can have fiddler respond with 404's or saved files. An absolutely essential tool. I had to test a flash app recently and I could not have setup some of the conditions I needed without Fiddler. Did I mention I consider this tool as absolutely essential? Download it now. (I use the latest BETA - it always seems stable enough for me). Watch the webcasts to get up to speed quickly.
For years I wanted a 'testers browser' which would let me easily view and mess about with the web pages I tested. FireFox with Firebug has turned out to have all the functionality I wanted back then, and with the addition of Fiddler you have an amazingly powerful and free set of testing tools.
If you only download two of the tools listed here - download Fiddler and Firebug.
mentioned before. And still great.
CSS Viewer dialog to paste into a bug report. And at the moment my "opensource screen capture tool of choice" award goes to... Greenshot.
The above set of tools represent my minimum toolset for web testing.