Nice Web Tools – Charles Proxy

18 Oct 2010

Charles Web Debugging Proxy lets me view all the http / ssl / https traffic between my machine and remote server. I had to pay $50 for it, but it’s already paid for itself. Nice for looking at the packets, headers , responses, XML results and JSON results. And you can also use Charles with Throttling (which sounds like a really dubious website). This lets you see what the broadband-disabled user would be experiencing – always a useful reminder.

Throttle Settings for Charles Proxy Debugger
Charles proxy with throttling

And for bonus points – the logo really tickles me. I’ve no idea why the developer choose to use a picture of a nice Victorian milk jug, but why not?

Charles Proxy Logo