FireDetective: Understanding Ajax Client/Server Interactions

Nick Matthijssen and Andy Zaidman
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Ajax-enabled web applications are a new breed of highly interactive, highly dynamic web applications. Although Ajax allows developers to create rich web applications, Ajax applications can be difficult to comprehend and thus to maintain. FireDetective aims to facilitate the understanding of Ajax applications. It uses dynamic analysis at both the client (browser) and server side and subsequently connects both traces for further analysis.