Tag Archives: http request

Test Your Callbacks with API Tester from Rigor Software & Sites 10 MAY 2019

I’m not entirely sure whether or not Runscope’s excellently useful Hurl.it is still operational, but if not, then Rigor has a great alternative lined up in the form of the aptly (but not quite as cleverly) named API Tester.

Built on top of the same platform as Rigor’s commercial API monitoring product, API Tester is a quick and simple way to make HTTP requests to and extract values from your hosted API scripts. In addition to this, this nicely laid out tool allows you to also assert whether response values are correct, reuse variables across steps, or inject custom logic using JavaScript.

So basically a quick way of building a multi-step test to validate an endpoint or even a suite of tests to traipse through all your back end services. Well made, useful little tool then.

Related Link: API Tester | Rigor

Test Your API by making HTTP requests from Hurl.it Software & Sites 07 JUN 2015

Needless to say, services, or web API endpoints, is a must in this day and age of software development, and as such I find myself writing more and more of these for my various systems. Invariably, this means testing them as well, which is precisely where tools allowing you to craft HTTP requests and target them at your API endpoints are so particularly useful.

One of these HTTP request generator tools that I recently stumbled upon thanks to a work colleague (thanks Rory!), is hurl.it, a free little tool brought to us by the guys who build their business on monitoring and measuring your API usage, aka Runscope.

Hurl.it is a simple one page site that allows you to enter a destination URL (with the option to follow redirects if necessary), add authentication and HTTP headers if desired, and of course throw in whatever parameters you need chucked in – before asking you nicely to prove that you are a human and then launching the request, displaying the resulting response in a nice display of headers and body.

Simple, but easy to use and works like a charm.

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