Easy API testing without Postman
The big name in API testing is usually Postman. It used to be a Chrome extension and now it’s standalone, but as a Firefox user I never got into it. A few of my colleagues use it for ad-hoc testing of APIs. Today I came across a neat web app now operated by the Runscope guys called hurl.it, which is a good ad-hoc testing tool if you don’t want to download and install a whole thing.
I was just using some Microsoft Teams webhooks today and I wanted to send a test message to my connector as described in this post by Stefan Stranger.
And… actually I started writing this post weeks ago and now I’ve come back to it, I forgot what I was talking about. Basically hurl.it is neat because you can:
- Tweak all the tricky parameters that are hard to get right if you just make a basic HTML form for testing your endpoint.
- See the request and response bodies
- Look back through previous responses.
What more could you want?!