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Enjoy the holidays and see you in 2016!

I decided to create a collection of tools that web developers and programmers often use. I found that I was often googling for things like "json beautifier" or "url escaper" and I'd often end up on random websites with ads and garbage tools that don't work or have tons of options that no one needs.

So I created my own tools. No ads, no garbage, just plain tools all in one place. Press button, get result. Here they are:

Browserling's Web Developer Tools (https://www.browserling.com/tools)

Right now I've added 18 tools that I often use, and I'll be adding more tools every week. Soon this will be the largest collection of online programmer tools.

Next few tools that I'm adding are HTML minifier, HTML beautifier, and Base64 encoder and Base64 decoder.

Update: Just added base64 encoder and base64 decoder:

  • Base64 Encode - Convert ascii/unicode/utf8/utf16/utf32 strings to base64 strings.
  • Base64 Decode - Convert base64 strings back to original strings.

Another Update: Just added HTML prettifier and HTML minifier:

Follow me and @browserling for updates and until next time!

Any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions? Leave a comment below!

This blog post is a repost of Announcing Browserling's Web Developer Tools on Browserling's Cross-browser Testing Blog.

I just posted a new cartoon called Full Stack to Browserling's Webcomic and it went viral! More than 1,300 Facebook shares and over 10,000 views in a single day!

Frontend vs. Backend. Full Stack.
Cartoon's URL: https://comic.browserling.com/15
Image's URL: https://comic.browserling.com/full-stack.png

This is what going viral looks like traffic wise:

Browserling webcomic's statcounter stats when it went viral.

Hooray for viral marketing, and until next time!

PS. My record in going viral is getting 100,000 visitors in 1 day on the launch day.

Exciting news! My company Browserling was featured on Product Hunt and it got over 500 votes, making it the product of the day! If you haven't heard about Product Hunt, it's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.

In this blog post I want to quickly summarize what happens when you get on Product Hunt.


Browserling on Product Hunt

The immediate effect is very similar to getting on front page of Hacker news or Reddit and you get a sudden spike of traffic. However unlike HN and Reddit, Product Hunt's traffic lasts for several days (as long as your product is visible on Product Hunt's home page), and if you make it as the top product of the day, you get featured on their mailing list, that sends more traffic.


Browserling was product of the day on Product Hunt, Oct 18, 2015.

Overall, I had 7-10 days of 2x-3x daily average traffic thanks to Product Hunt and I got tons of tweets, several writeups on various tech sites, 800% more signups and 300% more new customers (compared to daily average).


Product hunt's traffic spike on Oct 18, 2015.

I had to spin up a bunch of extra cloud servers to handle all this extra traffic. Be prepared that a day after you get features, Product Hunt's mailing list goes out so you'll have another sudden spike of traffic. I didn't know that but I've real time Google Analytics open 24/7 and noticed that.

I've to run now. Other than that if you've a cool product, you've to get it on Product Hunt. It's a great site. I didn't find until 12 hours later that Browserling was submitted. And when you get on PH make sure to monitor Twitter and PH's comments and engage with people who're interested in your product.

Until next time!

I'm implementing every feature imaginable to make Browserling as easy to use as possible. A little while ago I created Bookmarklets for Browserling. Browserling's bookmarklets let you bookmark links to browsers for quick and easy access.


Try Browserling's Bookmarklets!

Let's say you're cross-browser testing in Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 daily. Then you can just create bookmarks to these browsers, put them in bookmarks bar and start testing in IE 9, 10 and 11 with one click on the bookmark. Super quick and easy!

Under the hood, Browserling's bookmarklets use Browserling's unique browser sharing URL scheme, which is another feature for easily accessing browsers.

Here's how Browserling's browser sharing scheme looks like:

browserling.com/browse/Platform/Platform_Version/Browser/Browser_Version/URL

For example,

browserling.com/browse/windows/vista/chrome/40/catonmat.net

This loads catonmat.net in Chrome 40 on Windows Vista. Browserling's bookmarklets just generate the right browsing URL and when you bookmark it, it loads the right browser. Neat, isn't it?

I've also created Chrome, Firefox and Opera extensions for Browserling. They make cross-browser testing as easy as bookmarklets. Just install the extension and you can start testing with one click on the extension's icon.

This blog post is a repost of Browserling now has bookmarklets on Browserling's Cross-browser testing blog.

Until next time!