Working with web development tools

Last updated: Tue Nov 26 18:36:21 GMT 2019

Web development tools provide inspection and manipulation methods for analyzing various aspects of web applications. Familiarizing yourself with these tools can significantly improve your transaction scripting capabilities and increase the velocity at which you will be able to create new transactions or efficiently analyze reported issues.

To execute Page Load and Transaction tests, ThousandEyes Enterprise and Cloud Agents are running Chromium browser, a variation of Google's Chrome. This is why this article focuses on resources describing development tools of the Chrome browser. Since the web development tools do not differ significantly between web browsers (at least not in their basic functionality that we're discussing here), becoming familiar with one flavor of web development tools will make you capable of using other browsers' development tools as well.

Video guides for Chrome developer tools

LinkResource typeDescription
Google Chrome Developer Tools Crash CourseVideo
Duration: 51 minutes
A thorough introduction to all aspects of Chrome developer tools.
Using Chrome Developer Tools: ElementsVideo
Duration: 14 minutes
A short tutorial focusing on the Elements section.
Using Chrome Developer Tools: NetworkVideo
Duration: 8 minutes
A short tutorial focusing on the Network section.
Using Chrome Developer Tools: ConsoleVideo
Duration: 6 minutes
A short tutorial focusing on the Console section.

Related information

This article is part of the Transaction Scripting Guide.

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