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Automate Testing via Selenium

The Why At first, let us understand WHY do we need to test our application for different network conditions While developing applications, we experience performance based on our home network and we optimize the performance with our network in…

Adding Delay to Network Requests

Table of Contents Approach 1: Network throttling feature of DevTools. Available in Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Steps to use the throttler: Limitations Approach 2: Server Side Delay - Using public APIs to add delay in requests How to use the API…

Changes to Feature Limits in Free Plan Tier

Changes to the Free plan limits (Effective from 15th June) Over the last couple of years, we have seen a tremendous growth at Requestly. We went from 100K to 140K users in the last 2 years (i.e. 40% growth in 2 years) and 500+ users signed up to our…

Introducing Referral Feature

Invite your colleagues on Requestly and Get Requestly Premium for Free What better way to test and debug your application than to do it with a colleague. We have now added a referral feature to Requestly so that everyone can have the best tools to…

Requestly Turns 6!

Requestly has turned 6 and how cool is that? Started as a hobby project, we have come a long way! The last 6 years have been a rollercoaster ride, and we have made it through fabulously. As our company has grown, Requestly has attracted web…

Introducing Modify AJAX Response Rule

We have always thought of building Requestly as a complete web debugging toolkit that enables, the developers, to easily modify the network requests. As the complexity of web applications started increasing, many developers suggested us to add an…

Browse Quora Without Logging In using Requestly

In this post, we’ll show how you can use Requestly to read Quora posts without signing in. Go to requestly.in and click on “Install Extension”. Open this link – Browse Quora Anonymously – and click on “Import List” at the top right side. Visit the…

Requestly Turns 5 today!

It’s been five years since Requestly was launched first in 2014 and we are proud to say that Requestly has grown leaps and bounds in these last five years. As our company has grown, Requestly has attracted web developers from across with globe…

How to Open a Website in iframe using Requestly

Often companies add a header to their website so that the browser will refuse to open the page within an i-frame. But using a Chrome extension like Requestly, you can implement a work-around. The header is called X-Frame-Options and you can modify it…

Prevent Marketers from Tracking you using Requestly

When marketers share a link, they usually add something called UTM parameters to the link that you click. These are generally the parameters like utm_source, utm_medium and utm_campaign! You must have seen these often in links that you find on social…

How to block web domains using Requestly

Very often we open a particular article on a particular domain but due to the hundreds of embedded widgets that page actually makes a lot of requests to various domains making everything slow. If you have the Requestly extension installed, you can…

Replace any Image on a Webpage with Requestly

Have you ever wondered how your new logo will look like on the production version of your page? Would you like to see that beautiful new logo in context? The Requestly extension for Chrome can help you. You can setup a simple rule using the graphical…

Use DuckDuckGo Search in Chrome

Often the Chrome browser on our computer is managed by our company and the default search engine cannot be changed. If you are conscious about your privacy and prefer a search engine that does not track you – then look no further than DuckDuckGo…

Phabricator Productivity Tips

In this article, we will share tips to boost your productivity with Phabricator tool. Phabricator helps you collaborate with your team members on tasks/issues, code reviews, discussions etc. It is one of the rich applications in market used by world…

Introducing Premium Plans & Free Plan Limits

Requestly was started as a hobby project in 2014 and has transformed into a mature product since then. We are so grateful to our users, supporters and critics. Because of everyone’s collaboration, we have reached so far having ~100K users today as of…

Story of 16-year old getting 35K subscriptions on youtube using Requestly

A good, positive, constructive feedback is the most encouraging thing for any product. In this article, we want to share a story of 16-year old who used Requestly to fix some software and he got 35K subscriptions on his youtube channel. At requestly…

Requestly 2018 achievements and upcoming plans

First of all, Wish everyone a very happy and prosperous new year’2019. In this article, we are gonna share a brief journey of when Requestly started and how 2018 performed for us along with some upcoming plans. Requestly started as a side-project in…

Stop facebook from tracking you

Privacy is a myth in internet world but we must do whatever it takes to protect us from internet giants tracking us. In this article, we are going to help you setup a Requestly rule which you can use directly to stop Facebook from tracking you. Get…

Manage rules using Groups in Requestly

If you are a Requestly user, you already know there are 7 different types of rules that you may create to override default behavior of network requests in a webpage. And to achieve some particular use-case, you might have created one or more of these…

How to add a new common component to all of/multiple views in Requestly

At Requestly, we are using BackboneJs and we have done a lot of customisations on the top of Backbone framework. One such customisation is how to create a common component i.e Backbone component which is accessible on all the views. One such example…

How to run requestly on Firefox for development purposes

Requestly development team use WebExtension APIs to build cross platform browser extension. This article is mainly intended for requestly development team to run the requestly source code on firefox. Install web-ext npm module npm install -g web-ext…

Execute JS hosted on Github

Github is a well known online project hosting service. Users checkin their scripts, styleshets and other file types as part of their project. Sometimes, We need to refer the scripts present on github in any other project. This article explains how…

Self Host Mozilla Add-on

Once you have developed a Mozilla addon, you will try to take the next step to distribute it to wider audience. There are two ways you can distribute your addon. Submitting to AMO (Listed version) Self Hosting addon (Unlisted version) Submitting to…

Deactivate Requestly Feature

You can Activate/Deactivate requestly with your right click on requestly icon present on Chrome toolbar. If you deactivate Requestly, your rules won’t be affected but they won’t be executed anymore. Similarly, When you activate Requestly, your active…

Porting Requestly to Firefox as Web Extension

Introduction Requestly is a beautiful chrome extension for modifying network requests. It has hit the ground hard and announced its presence in market sound and fair. Its usage has grown tremendously over last few months. As of March 2016, Chrome…

Replace Rule Documentation

Replace Rule is commonly used ruleType provided by Requestly. As the word replace indicates it allows users to replace a string (or matching pattern) with another string in the url. It looks to be very simple but it can achieve very complex use cases…

Bypass IFrame Busting Header

Any technique which prevents a website from being rendered inside Iframe comes under Iframe Busting Techniques. Due to Security issues like clickjacking, various types of Iframe busting techniques are used. Simple Iframe Busting (JS Code) This is one…

Add childViews in Backbone

Requestly uses Backbone as primary UI front end developer framework. This articles demonstrates how to add child components/childViews to your backbone views. Before starting, let’s think about what do we need to create childViews. (Requirements…

Download Youtube Videos

Presenting a simple trick to download youtube videos . Suppose you want to download the following youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJR-n8szgBc which is about Chrome Dev Tools debugging. You can simply use keepvid.com to download it. Just…

Requestly Release Process

This article (including all other articles under Developers category) are meant for Requestly development team only. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to suggest. Steps Before Release Checkout master branch and fetch latest code git…

Requestly Rule Operators

When you create a modification rule, you will find the following operators – Equals, Contains, Matches (Regex), Matches (Wildcard). In this article, we explain these operators and use cases. Equals Operator Equals operator does strict matching of Url…

UserAgent Modification Rule

The User-Agent request header is most commonly used by servers to identify its client’s application type, operating system, software vendor or software version. Based on the User-Agent string, server selects suitable content to be sent in response…

List of Permissions in Requestly

Browser extensions play an important role in user’s daily browsing activity and other interactions with browser. Believe it or not, everyone has a list of favourite browser extensions and rarely you will find someone with no extensions installed in…

Share Rules with other users

Requestly offers a ton of features which just make surfing the web a whole lot easier, be it for Web Designers, Product Marketers or even Developers in general. Definitely at some point, you would want to share the rules you would have created with…

Get old good reddit back!

Recently, Reddit has changed its user interface. The new change is not well taken by many redditors and they still prefer the old reddit look over the new one. Using simple requestly replace rule, you can redirect the new reddit look to the older one…

Rules JSON Spec

Introduction This article covers different rule types’ spec and how each rule is internally stored in storage. This article is mainly intended for Requestly development team but we are open to suggestions from everyone. Please have a look at this and…

Requestly Library Service - Host your Files

Introduction With the number of growing users, this is one of the most popular feature request we have received. There is no simple solution where you can host your JS, CSS files and refer them in your code. So, Requestly users faced problems when…

Install Requestly in Chrome and Firefox

Install Requestly in Chrome and Firefox This post covers installation guide for installing Requestly in Chrome and Firefox. Chrome Go to Requestly Chrome Store Page and click on Add to Chrome button. Yes That’s all you need. Firefox Note: You must…

Query Params Rule Documentation

Introducing Query Param Rule Modification of query parameters is one of the most popular feature requests we have received after script execution feature. We are very excited to announce the release of QueryParam as a new rule type. If you are not…

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