Glimpse gathers and presents detailed diagnostic information about the behavior and execution of your web application.
It is used in a similar manner to client side diagnostics and debugging tools (such as FireBug or Chrome Developer Tools), but instead focuses on concepts such as server configuration, model binding, url routing, and execution profiling.
Too often, the tools we are provided with only show us a part of the picture, leaving us to simply guess what might be happening behind the scenes.
Glimpse is an Open Source platform that aims to change the way we think about diagnostics and the frameworks we interact with. After releasing Glimpse at Mix11, Glimpse has become a tool that is used daily by tens of thousands of developers around the world.
Installing Glimpse is incredibly easy. From within Visual Studio, open NuGet and search for "Glimpse". For ASP.NET WebForms applications, install
Glimpse.AspNet and for ASP.NET MVC applications install
When you're ready to start using Glimpse, simply browse to
http://your-application-url/Glimpse.axd and click "Turn Glimpse On". From then on the Glimpse icon will appear in the bottom right corner of pages within your application, click the icon to see your glorious diagnostics.
From the start, Glimpse has been Open Source and accepting contributions from the community. Glimpse has only been made possible by these contributions and community involvement - thanks to everyone who has made this possible.
All this means that Glimpse is Free and you can download and modify the code as you like (we are Apache License 2.0). If you want to get involved or contribute in any way, feel free to reach and get involved - we can help you get started!