Sunday, March 02, 2014

How to test a REST API

You have implemented the perfect REST API and now it's finally time to test it, but how?

For some time I have used Fiddler and liked it. It's pretty simple to use for the basic tasks like sending a POST request and watching the result. The application feels a little crowded with functionality but can probably do a lot of things that I haven't discovered yet. And there's that growingly annoying thing with applications, they have to be installed...

An alternative is Postman. This is a Chrome application, simple to use and have all the functionality I have needed so far. Postman has become my favourite and I will probably remove Fiddler from my machine.

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