We all need toolkit that makes our jobs a little bit easier. As a QE there are several chrome extensions that i use everyday that boosts my productivity and reduces chunk of extra workload Here are all of them
BlazeMeter | The Continuous Testing Platform
Blazemeter plugin is easiest way to record your performance script in jmeter
this is a handy tool for doing exploratory testing. it's opensorce and provides you with range of test data to check edge cases of your app.
its a link checker that crawls through your webpage and looks for broken links.
Exploratory Testing Chrome Extension
another must have plugin for Exploratory Testing. you can gp page by page take a screenshot and write bugs, ideas, notes etc..
How many time you have browse through a article had some thoughts and forgot after some time. Well no more.
with this extension, you can create notes on any web page and when you open that page again, the notes will get loaded automatically.
Quickly need to check the loading time for your webpage ? there is a extension for it.
Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder
I use this plugin to record product workflows, bugs etc...
In Free tire it gives you 50 recordings per month with max 10 min. recording per session. you can download saved videos from Google drive or export it as gifs.
i have been using it for some time and never needed to upgrade to paid plan.
easiest way to find what kind of font is being used on any portion of webpage without going into the details of devtools.
And of course our all time favorite
So, What are plugins / extensions that you use which has become integrated part of your work ?
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(I guess it isn't really integral to work, but is really useful when you're trying to see something without ads flashing up in the way.)
yes, In general i am fine with ads, just not too much of it.
Yeah I agree. I keep ads unblocked on mobile too. (Partly because I just like using Chrome and not any 3rd party AdBlock browser, but also it gives some people some money for making a good website!)
Standard Adblock Plus and 1Password.
The last couple of months I added these 3 dev related extensions.
Btw these are all open source so you could always contribute improvements.
i am sold on JSON Viewer and CodeCopy. definitely gonna try.
Vue DevTools / uBlock / XMLTree
I used to have a LOT of browser extensions but now I try to keep only to a few ones, currently on my Firefox:
same here, i got rid of lots of extensions which i was using occasionally. Now i keep only few handful of them which i use everyday.
off topic, but how did you quote that?
Just go to new line and add > and your quote.
here is a quick Markdown Cheatsheet
is this with firefox or chrome?
Full Page Screen Capture
JSONView - Validate and view JSON documents
Allow-Control-Allow-Origin: * - Allows to you request any site with ajax from any source. Adds to response 'Allow-Control-Allow-Origin: *' header
i'm curious. where do you use Allow-Control-Allow-Origin: * ?
if you don't mind.can you provide some working applications/examples ?
It's for testing Rest APIs on localhost. Our enterprise system disabled CORS. This tool allows for a quick hack.
React Developer Tools
ColorZilla - color picker from anywhere on the page
Grammarly - better spell and grammar checker
Inifinite dashboard - I use it to have only a nice image and nothing else on the new tab
LastPass - password manager
Appear.in screen sharing - for my service of choice to make video calls
GitHub SLOC - shows the number of lines in a repo, somehow, to me, it feels important :)
Toolkit for YNAB - youneedabudget.com is an amazing budget planning tool, this is an extension to make it even better
Evernote Clipper - not sure yet about this one
I have heard good things about youneedabudget.com. didn't know they had chrome plugin.
I think it's not theirs, it's an independent thing. It adds some nice UX tweaks to the webapp.
thank you for the info @simoroshka ☺
Typically I'm using Chrome Canary for development and these are my must-have plugins I sync across all my accounts,
A very good collection. Specially Funkify and Spectrum. they are definitely going into my accessibility testing toolkit.
I should have mentioned JSONView in mine.
It makes working with REST APIs so much easier by presenting JSON in a more readable format.
The Grammarly plugin is rather nice because I'm not a native speaker.
I'm a native speaker and I use Grammarly all of the time! :D
All browsers should come pre-installed with uBlock Origin.
are you using the extensions reloader url to automate the reloading?
Yep! Especially when the extension icons don't update after I enable/load an extension (which I think is unintended behavior), I just go to reload.extensions and everything works as intended!
well i mean are you tying it into a save trigger by your code editor or something? id like to set that up somehow.
Does this help? dev.to/sgvictorino/reloading-your-... 😃
I'm currently using the following extensions:-
Redux Dev Tools - React debugging tools to the Chrome Developer Tools
axe - Accessibility testing in Chrome Developer Tools
VisBug - Open source browser design tools
Sizzy - Tool for developing responsive websites crazy-fast
axe seems cool. how does it compare to WAVE ?
Haven't used WAVE, so can't give a comparison. All I can say is axe is really good.
Create Link (Chrome) - Allows you to create custom link formats. Very handy.
My most recent addition and current favorite is Dark Reader.
I've gone through a few others like it, but this is the best I've found for what I'm looking for.
didn't know about Dark Reader. a useful addition 😃
AdBlocker and PrivacyBadger