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Debugging a Web Site using Visual Studio

Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

Debugging a Web Site using Visual Studio

I am studying a web site that caught my eye by making a test site privately. Since the original html and CSS and Javascript code is on a Windows Server and since I am making a test version on a Linux server, there are issues with missing links because of case sensitivity.

Anyway, this is he point. When I load the test website, I get an error message that some file cannot be found. Because of the size and all the connections and files, it is difficult to track down what file is missing or misnamed file. Now, I think there is a way to easily find out exactly what file is not found. I think there is a way to do this using Visual Studio test classes and projects. Am I right?

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Re: Debugging a Web Site using Visual Studio

Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:39 PM

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I am studying a web site that caught my eye by making a test site privately.


Sounds like one of the numerous "Make a clone of this website" contracts that come up on vCoder.com

Are you trying to clone someone else's site and asking for help to get all of their content?
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Re: Debugging a Web Site using Visual Studio

Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:47 PM

Cutting to the chase, spend a couple bucks on Web Devil.

Its purpose in life is to download websites for off-line browsing.
That should let you 'study' it.

Tearing apart other people's code is a great learning method. We all do it. But I think its only honorable to study code that people put out there with that intention. Tutorials here and other forums... Open source projects... How to books... Coding cookbooks.. etc. are all good sources for code that were intended from the start to be studied and dissected for learning.

Just grabbing and decompiling someone else's hard work that wasn't intended to be a learning aid (ie. cloning someone's production site they earn a living with) feels rather slimy to me. But that's just one man's personal opinion.

On the flip side, you are taking a pro-active step towards learning and not just posting "lazy questions" and expecting others to hold your hand threw every step. That's something I can get behind and the reason I pointed you to a tool that can help your learning process.
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Re: Debugging a Web Site using Visual Studio

Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

A free alternative to Web Devil is HTTrack, works well.
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Re: Debugging a Web Site using Visual Studio

Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

View PosttlhIn`toq, on 04 March 2012 - 10:39 PM, said:

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I am studying a web site that caught my eye by making a test site privately.


Sounds like one of the numerous "Make a clone of this website" contracts that come up on vCoder.com

Are you trying to clone someone else's site and asking for help to get all of their content?


Something called X-Tractor had done the job. I used a trial version.
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