Don’t you hate getting that ticket with the bug that can only be reproduced in one godforsaken corner on the live app that you didn’t even know existed? Sure, your browser dev tools help a ton. Prettifying that obfuscated code and setting breakpoints can often be enough to get to the root of the bug. But sometimes, you have to dig a little deeper and make some code edits. Unfortunately, you can’t edit prettified code. Aahrg!! If only you had been able to check off that to-do list item labeled “implement source maps”!
Enter the Chrome extension: Devtools Redirect.
It’s actually quite simple. Devtools Redirect adds another tab to your devtools panel where you can define file requests to intercept and redirect to another location.
This is a very handy tool that I can imagine a few good uses for. I’m thinking something along the lines of giving Project Management a heart attack by making them think the live app has been Raptorized.