Red Gate is now supporting Glimpse

Cambridge, UK, September 6, 2012 - Red Gate is proud to support the Glimpse open source project, which gives you a client-side view of your web server. Without leaving your browser, you can see information about your server environment and execution.

The founding developers of Glimpse, Nik Molnar and Anthony van der Hoorn, have joined Red Gate and will stay in control of the Glimpse project. The pair will continue doing open source development on Glimpse, but will now be able to work on it full time.

Glimpse v1 is out now.

Firebug for your server

Glimpse allows you to get a client-side view of what's going on in your server. It collects
server-side information from ASP.NET which is displayed in the browser, in a Firebug-like interface.

  • All you need to debug your server: trace information, route debugging, executed methods and more.
  • Five minute set-up: no code changes needed. Simply install Glimpse from NuGet and switch on.
  • No browser plug-ins: the interface is dynamically rendered in Javascript.

Learn more about what Glimpse does on the Glimpse website.

Founders to take Glimpse forward

The original developers behind Glimpse, Nik Molnar and Anthony van der Hoorn, will stay at the helm of Glimpse's development.

In the future, Red Gate hopes to provide extra functionality for Glimpse, developing plug-ins for the free, open source framework in areas such as performance profiling.

In their blog post covering the news, Anthony tells us that although they're now working on it full time, the project won't be run any differently.

Although we have new support, we expect to run the project with the same principles as before: open development, extensible platform and website, high standards of design (that's what we're aiming for, at least!), and a great experience for users and contributors.

Anthony van der Hoorn, Glimpse co-founder

Glimpse v1 is available now from NuGet.

Download Glimpse now