This extension can be installed on Chrome, Edge and FireFox in any operating systems. You simply connect the extension to your organization Azure Devops. It helps you write notes, take screenshots and add a bug when you exploring the website your team is responsible for.
See more: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/test/perform-exploratory-tests?view=azure-devops
You can even work in Standalone mode which makes the report in your Download folder of the browser.
The tools ping, nslookup, and tracert won’t work through the console because of security constraints. To fill the void, two separate tools are added. To test DNS functionality, we added a tool named nameresolver.exe. The syntax is:
nameresolver.exe hostname [optional: DNS Server]
You can use nameresolver to check the hostnames that your app depends on. This way you can test if you have anything misconfigured with your DNS or perhaps don’t have access to your DNS server. You can see the DNS server that your app uses in the console by looking at the environmental variables WEBSITE_DNS_SERVER and WEBSITE_DNS_ALT_SERVER.
You can use the next tool to test for TCP connectivity to a host and port combination. This tool is called tcpping and the syntax is:
tcpping.exe hostname [optional: port]
The tcpping utility tells you if you can reach a specific host and port. It can show success only if there’s an application listening at the host and port combination, and there’s network access from your app to the specified host and port.
Additional debug steps include:
Connect to a VM in your virtual network and attempt to reach your resource host:port from there. To test for TCP access, use the PowerShell command test-netconnection. The syntax is:
test-netconnection hostname [optional: -Port]
Bring up an application on a VM and test access to that host and port from the console from your app by using tcpping.
Some handy tools to check you pageloads:
– HTTPFox : obviously for FireFox, but not available for new version of FF at this time 🙁
– HttpWatch a free tool (can upgrade to professional) works on both IE8 and FF as addin. It rocks
– www.webpagetest.org a free website that tests your page from a remote location. They provide three remote location to initiate the test which makes your test very natural.