Using Fiddler to Examine Web Traffic

When building typical web applications using ASP.NET WebForms and ASP.NET MVC, the usual way of testing and debugging is to see whether the page loaded correctly (ie whether it displays the correct data or not). However, when building ajax applications / single page applications, you want to test not only the appearance of the page but more importantly the results of API calls. Since these results may not be obvious by just looking at the page, we need a different method of testing.

How to Create a Console Application from Visual Studio Express for Web

Web application solutions may not always be composed of only web site projects, web services, and class libraries. There are cases when console applications are needed as well. However, the default templates in the web express editions of Visual Studio do not include a console application template. In this post I will provide a workaround for that issue.