Cachebuster

Cachebuster

The awesome cache-busting extension. Perfect for bypassing proxy and load balancer caches for development and testing purposes.

What is Cachebuster?
Cachebuster is a powerful Chrome extension designed for bypassing the caching impact typically seen with load balancers or proxies. Its core function is to add a unique query parameter to every HTTP request made by your browser. This function essentially ensures tester see the most up-to-date changes, fostering a more accurate and efficient testing and development environment. Especially impactful within corporate settings which often feature heavy caching, Cachebuster is the must-have addition to your testing toolkit.
Stats
Users: 845 ▲ 25
Rating: 5.00 (6)
Version: 0.0.5 (Last updated: 2022-06-24)
Creation date: 2013-12-30
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 73.57K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Cachebuster adds a query parameter to all HTTP requests made by your browser to bypass load balancer/proxy caches.

For example, an HTTP request to URL http://yasa.gs/ will actually be made to the URL http://yasa.gs/?cachebusterTimestamp=1383291810660.

Especially useful in scenarios where manual QA for web apps is performed in a corporate environment, which usually feature heavy caching via load balancers or proxies. Without this extension, testers might not see the latest changes.

User reviews
While Chrome's own developer tools didn't bust the cache, this extension did. Recommend it.
by Daniel Mee Daniel Mee, 2017-11-28

Works like a charm - an essential tool for online developers.
by Lynn Jatania Lynn Jatania, 2017-06-01

Works well. It cachebusts all the assets too, so all CSS/JS files are refreshed.
by William Macdonald William Macdonald, 2017-02-10
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Safety
Risk impact

Cachebuster is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Cachebuster if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Cachebuster has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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