Friday, November 2nd, 2007

RESTTest HTTP Tester

Category: JSON, Utility

Kris Zyp gave some great presentations at The Ajax Experience including a discussion on advanced JSON. He did most of his demonstrations of JSON interaction using a Firefox extension that he developed himself called RESTTest.

There were some requests after the presentation that he make the extension available to the public to aid in Ajax development. He has done just that.

RESTTest allows you to construct custom HTTP requests to directly test requests against a server. RESTTest uses the XmlHttpRequest object and allows you to simulate XHR to quickly prototype requests and test security problems. It is designed specifically for working with REST sources, supporting all HTTP methods, and allows you to issue HTTP requests with your headers and data and examine the results to test REST sources.

RESTTest

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:08 am
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Curl and wget just ain’t cutting it, huh?

Comment by Andy — November 2, 2007

Do you know Fiddler (http://www.fiddlertool.com/fiddler)? It is a powerful free HTTP debugger proxy which can also compose HTTP requests and track the responses.

Comment by Mac — November 2, 2007

I tried fiddler, I could never figure out how to actually compose my own custom HTTP requests (with PUT, DELETE, etc.) without being initiated from elsewhere. Perhaps I just did not dig deep enough.

Comment by Kris Zyp — November 2, 2007

“Poster” is a firefox extension I have used for a good while now. Seems to be alot more comprehensive than the above offering

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2691

Comment by Rory — November 2, 2007

Rory, Poster looks pretty good, I think you are right, that probably is better offering. No sense in trying to push my stuff if there something better out there. I wish I could have found that a while ago (not that I spent that much time writing RESTTest). Thanks!

Comment by Kris Zyp — November 2, 2007

Kris,

Thanks for offering this! And don’t feel discouraged to continue developing RESTTest. It looks promising!

Comment by Frank Manno — November 5, 2007

It is a powerful free HTTP debugger proxy which can also compose HTTP requests and track the responses.

Comment by Megan — November 28, 2007

Thanks!

Comment by WELLBUTRIN — November 28, 2007

without being initiated from elsewhere.

Comment by CARISOPRODOL — November 28, 2007

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