I work on web applications for a living. I meander across the stack, but my experience tends towards front-end engineering. Legitimately nothing I do would be possible without HTTP requests.

Despite that, I found anything “network” — routing, middleware, cookies, headers etc. — pretty intimidating. When something went wrong with a network request, I quickly ran out of tools in my debugging tool kit. I wasn’t sure how to understand or explore network request issues in the applications I was working on.

I want to try to demystify some of this, and share what I’ve learned over the last couple…

Kait Hoehne

Loves code, cats and coffee. 🤓☕️ Web engineer at The New York Times. Previously at Quartz and Mic. Career changer. List maker. Overthinker.

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