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Glimpse 1.8.0 released – Async Support

In an effort not to leave too much time between releases, we happy to announce that as of today, Glimpse now supports capturing details that occur within Async operations. With the advent of .NET 4.5 it is easier than ever to take advantage of Async tasks to perform out-of-process or long running tasks.

Before now, Glimpse hasn’t been able to see the details of what occurs within these tasks, but with the help of the community, now we can! Unless you have specific needs, chances are the biggest difference you will see in your day-to-day usage of Glimpse, is that we can see everything that happens in Async queries that ADO/EF perform.

Release Notes

  • Glimpse.Core – Welterweight release 1.8.0
    • Support for capturing data on Async operations
    • Added Status Code to ajax and history tabs
    • Client now sensibly interpret friendly titles out of object keys
    • Client updated to render array lists as array of objects rather than array of arrays
    • Fixed bug where timeline couldn’t cope with long strings as the event title
  • Glimpse.ASP.NET – Welterweight release 1.6.0
    • Total rewrite of the Request tab to include additional request info
    • Removed Server tab as it’s now obsolete given the Request tab update
  • Glimpse.MVC* – Featherweight release 1.5.1
    • Fix version number inconsistency between MVC packages
    • Fix version information in MVC5
  • Glimpse.WebForms – Featherweight release 1.0.2
    • Greater support for many more control ViewState’s
    • Fixed circular reference bug that could be caused by some controls ViewState
    • Fixed bug which could cause trace output to be rendered in the page
  • Glimpse.ADO – Welterweight release 1.7.0
    • Support for Async queries
    • Added async indicator column to the SQL tab
    • Minor adjustment to the width of the transaction title column in SQL tab
  • Glimpse.EF* – Welterweight release 1.6.0
    • Support for Async queries
    • Added async indicator column to the SQL tab

Special Thanks
In terms of pull requests, I have to say a big thanks to:

And for the great issue reports, I want to thank:

Release Details
Well I think that is a wrap. For a full list of changes, issues and commits see below:

Thanks to everyone involved and enjoy the release!

Glimpse blog goes live

Well it finally happened; Glimpse now officially has a blog! It is our hope that this will provide a more effective means by which we can communicate with you and another way that you can provide less formal feedback to us.

It’s been an amazing ride since we first “launched” at Mix11. It might be a fair question to ask why we haven’t had a blog earlier, or why we haven’t had more help documentation, etc. As of 2 months ago at Mix, we only had the Github repository and 0 downloads. With the level of enthusiasm (a much support from the likes of Scott Hanselman @shanselman and Phil Haack @haacked) and excitement we received that night, within the next 48hrs, we launched the GetGlimpse.com website (which was created during the keynote), had released another 2 releases delivering primarily feature requests, we had over 300 downloads and to our greatest surprise it seemed to work pretty well out of the box for anyone who tried it.

Today, we not only launch the blog but we are well on our way to reaching 10,000 downloads. Glimpse is one of the most popular ASP.NET Nuget package, thanks to you our users. We have received incredible support from the community (certainly more than we ever expected) and we continue to get more community interest to contribute almost literally every day.

Moving forward things are only going to get better. We are going to continue to need your feedback and guidance as to where we should go, what we should do, where we are going right and where we are going wrong…

With this in mind one of our current top priorities has been working on Help documentation. We continue to get requests from people wanting to know more about how to use and extend Glimpse in more complex ways. Instead of making responses available on just a 1-on-1 basis we would like to make the information/knowledge available to everyone. In addition, we are working on solidify support for WebForms and MVC3, and at the same time making the experience for plugin developers even better. Beyond this, we have some really exciting stuff coming. We have no shortage of ideas and we really want to make Glimpse a must have for web development.

Finally, what can you expect from this blog; first and foremost supported by twitter we intend to make anocements and publish news, we also intend to float ideas about upcoming features and take feedback on what people thing, informal help articles to both users and plugin devs will be published before they are formalized and integrated into the help, and generally anything else that makes sense to include.

Thanks again and please subscribe to the feed!