by Karl von Randow

HTTP proxy and monitor available for windows

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Karl von Randow

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Last revision: Last week

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Charles - sniffer, debugger and proxy server in one "package". Charles is installed as a proxy server and allows you to monitor the packets sent and received between the servers and your Internet applications. First of all, it will be interesting for software developers and server administrators, because without such tools it is very difficult to get things right.

Charles acts as an intermediary not only in http connections, but also in encrypted SSL channels. All requests can be viewed in plain text. This way, you will be able to debug your HTTPS session.

Using Charles software allows for comprehensive debugging of HTTPS sessions, by monitoring packets sent and received in an easily comprehensible form.

The modem simulation features allow you to test your site for users with low speed internet access. Charles narrows the channel by simulating any bandwidth.

This debugger is well suited for XML development, particularly when working with Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) and XMLHTTP. You can visually view the data that passes from server to client, and vice versa. Charles supports JSON, JSON-RPC and SOAP by default, displaying each of them in a simple tree form.

When installing a proxy server, the program can automatically change proxy settings in most Windows and Mac OS X browsers.

- SSL Proxying - the ability to view SSL requests and responses in text format;

- the ability to set the width of the channel. This is to simulate a slow Internet connection, including delays in data transmission;

- AJAX debugging - possibility to view XML and JSON requests and answers in tree-like or text format;

- AMF - View the contents of Flash Remoting / Flex Remoting messages in tree-like format;

- Repeat requests to test back-end changes - Repeat requests to test back-end changes;

- Editing requests for testing different connections;

- Breakpoints to intercept and edit requests or responses - the ability to capture and edit requests and responses;

- Validate recorded HTML, CSS and RSS/atom responses using the W3C validator is the ability to validate registered HTML, CSS and RSS/atom responses with the W3C validator.

Allows thorough debugging of HTTP connections.
Provides SSL Proxying and bandwidth throttling.
Easy-to-use interface with many functionalities.

Can be challenging to set up for less tech-savvy users.
Doesn't offer inbuilt data interpretation or analytics features.
Can cause system slowdowns when handling larger traffic.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Nathan
I just love this software product.Because Charles for Windows can automatically configure the proxy settings so that windows applications automatically start using Charles.And it also helps to reconfigure the proxy settings whenever, it opens or closes.It is the unique web debugging tool that monitors network calls and decrypts the web traffic.And it helps in understanding the content in your network call.The network debugging tool can read the web traffic of windows,android and IOS devices.These information are quite useful and helpful.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Connor X*******e
Charles is a web debugging proxy tool. It is used to monitor, debug, and modify traffic between a computer and the Internet. It can be used to debug requests and responses in various web protocols, such as HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. It also provides support for SSL/TLS encryption and can be used to view SSL certificates. Charles can be used to debug AJAX requests and responses, and it can also be used to simulate slow internet connections to test web applications.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Oscar L*******p
I recently used Charles software for debugging my web application. It was easy to install and set up. The features worked as expected and it did a great job of capturing web traffic. It helped me identify the root cause of some of the issues I was having that I couldn't find with other tools. I especially like the ability to view the individual requests and responses, which was extremely helpful. Overall, I was impressed by the functionality of Charles and would recommend it for those who need to debug web traffic.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Isaac Sevey
Charles' software is great for debuggign, I find myself using it more and more frequently for quick and easy troubble shooting.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Freddie R.
The software is easy to use and has a good interface. It provides a wide range of features that are useful for debugging and analyzing network traffic. The documentation is clear and comprehensive. The only downside is that it may be a bit expensive for some users.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Harry
Efficient for debugging, intuitive interface, reliable network monitoring.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ethan
Reliable for network troubleshooting.
Allows for a Proxy connector for windows
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