Key points discussed include:
- Two notable tools utilized were ChartPick and LinkBink, which help identify what's happening within a site.
- Information stored within the Window, the top-level element in a browser, can be accessed and examined using the console.
- There was a cautionary note on the risks of storing private API keys within your front end, as they can get easily exposed, exemplified by a Google Maps API key found in the open.
- Authentication tokens and other sensitive data are often stored in the Local Storage or Cookies, which can also be accessed and viewed through the console.
- They discussed the differences in how sites approach storing such tokens, giving examples of Bubble's connection to Xano preferring Local Storage while others, like Wizd, favoring Cookies.
The latter part of the meeting was an open forum for team members to share insights, best practices, or questions generated from their experiences.
(Source: Deep Dive: Devtools Part 2 7/26/2023 )