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Fiddler2 to the max: inserting proxy authentication to use DropBox (or other app) behind a corporate firewall

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/04/16


A while ago, I was working with a not so cooperative corporate firewall. All web browsers would work fine, but most other applications would not go through the proxy in a nice way.

For instance, DropBox would show the dreadfull “Connection Error” dialog shown on the right.

That dialog basically means “Dropbox has no clue what happens, try fiddling with your proxy or account settings, then press Reconnect Now” to retry.

Many other applications had issues (for instance Visual Studio connecting to Team Foundation System was very unreliable and the workarounds clumsy).

CNTLM: not the solution

I got inspired by the I code and code: Tutorial: How to use Dropbox behind a corporate proxy server using CNTLM, even though I was pretty sure the corporate firewall was not NTLM based.

And indeed, CNTLM -v -M http://google.com -c CNTLM.INI would give errors like this:

cntlm: Proxy returning invalid challenge!
headers_send: fd 4 warning -999 (connection closed)
Connection closed

HTTP Fiddler: looks promising

So I fired up my old buddy Fiddler 2 HTTP debugging proxy.

Further on, you will learn that Fiddler2 is much more, but right now it is enough to know that it basically sits as a local proxy between your applications and the outside world. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Development, DropBox, JavaScript, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Power User, Scripting, SocialMedia, Software Development, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

Sample: Cast Media Player for Streaming with DRM (via: Shawn Shen – Google+)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/04/01

Sample: Cast Media Player for Streaming with DRM

https://github.com/googlecast/CastMediaPlayerStreamingDRM

Flow Diagrams for Senders and Receivers

To help you decide which Google Cast options are right for your app, we have updated the Google Cast SDK documentation with two flow diagrams:

 

via Leon Nicholls – Google+ – Flow Diagrams for Senders and Receivers To help you decide….

via Shawn Shen – Google+ – * Sample: Cast Media Player for Streaming with DRM* ….

Posted in Chromecast, Development, Google, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

EU Cookie Regulations vs. Google+ plugins (via: Gerwin Sturem; Google Drive)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/03/31

Interesting article by Gerwin Sturm on EU Cookie Regulations vs. Google+ plugins.

It’s not just that the directive causes this nagging because “of course we can’t remember that users haven’t given us consent for storing cookies, because that would require storing a cookie, so the consent banner will always appear until the user has actually given consent.”

Some other valuable tips are in this article as well. Now go read it (:

–jeroen

Posted in Development, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

At #SXSW 2014 this week, Embarcadero Launches Appmethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps (via: @TechCrunch)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/03/06

The @appmethod secret.

The @appmethod secret.

Wow. Out of the blue, I just read Embarcadero Launches AppMethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps | TechCrunch. And I’m impressed.

In short:

At SXSW 2014 (which is running now, its agenda has a schedule from March 7th till March 16th), Embarcadero announces appmethod, to be released in beta on March 18th, 2014 for building native cross platform applications. Many have found out you can apply for the beta at www.appmethod.com.

More and more people are bumping into the appmethod link, for instance on FaceBook, on Google Plus, at Delphi Bistro and #Appmethod starting with the @appmethod secret by Joy Ruff.

Below are a few my observations from following all of the above links. Read them, especially the TechCrunch. I expect interesting posts from others to follow really soon now (:.

I’m only a few hours ahead of you readers, but I’m having a positive vibe just for these reasons: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Android, C++, Delphi, Delphi XE5, Development, iOS Development, JSON, Mobile Development, Object Pascal, OS X FMX, Pascal, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development | Tagged: , , | 15 Comments »

Brilliant: JSONView (via: Chrome Web Store, there is a FireFox extension too)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/03/05

Thanks Michael Panzer – Google+! I agree it should be available out of the box.

Brilliant way to view JSON and test for validity.

JSONView

Validate and view JSON documents

JSONView port for Chrome.

Original firefox extension is here: http://benhollis.net/software/jsonview/ Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Communications Development, Development, Internet protocol suite, JavaScript/ECMAScript, JSON, REST, Scripting, Software Development, TCP | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

 
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