Free, Useful and already installed in your Google Chrome browser
July 07, 2022

Free, Useful and already installed in your Google Chrome browser

Sandro Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Chrome DevTools

Very useful for debugging and troubleshooting web pages. We also use it to measure component loading performance and visualization tests at different resolutions. We recently used this tool to identify timeout errors in the ajax request of a component on the page, which was derived from the security rules applied in Application Gateway in the Cloud, and adjust the parameters
  • Page load time graph, detailing the required load time for each component.
  • Analysis of sent and return content
  • Security reporting of in-memory components such as secure cookies and cached data.
  • PWA configuration validation
  • A resource to work with secure HTTPS content, decrypting the traffic data, as a sniffer would.
  • An online editor for page elements is very useful, but it should always be used with a large monitor, above 15".
  • Exporting or printing the analysis reports would be very helpful
  • View and edit page source code
  • Component load time analysis
  • visualization of the metadata returned by the web server or Application Gateway
  • Positive: having an analysis and diagnostics tool built into the browser
  • Positive: Facilitates remote support, any user can run the tool, even if they don't have admin permissions on their workstation
  • Negative: Requires good technical knowledge of networking and web programming to get the best out of the features the tool has to offer.
The main factor is that it does not need its own installation package, as it is part of the Google Chrome browser, other tools such as SysInternals and Wireshark have a certain release resistance on the part of IT and Information Security teams. Another reason is that with any user permission level, it is possible to use it, which simplifies and speeds up support services or quick analysis of web content.

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A great support tool for quick analysis and on-the-fly troubleshooting, but it should be used by technical personnel with good programming skills. Very practical for testing visual changes in the page's source code, and measuring the performance and security of all components used on the website, regardless of the technology adopted as the back-end.