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Testing Resources with the Chrome REST Console Plugin

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  • 0:05
    with Joe Shindelar
  • 0:07
    Now that we've demonstrated how to access web
  • 0:09
    services via the command line, let's look at the Chrome REST console
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    plug-in, which provides us with a powerful UI for doing
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    the same things that we did with curl in the previous lesson.
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    In this lesson, we'll install the REST console plug-in for the Chrome
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    web browser and then take a quick tour of its user interface.
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    Then we'll use the REST console to request a note
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    from our API in both JSON and XML format.
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    Finally, we'll create a new node on the site

Testing Resources with the Chrome REST Console Plugin


Instead of using the CLI to test our API we can use the powerful Chrome REST Console plugin instead. This provides a nice GUI and makes it a little easier to both test and understand what is going on. In this lesson Joe looks at installing the plugin and making basic requests to our API using the REST Console interface.

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The Chrome plugin demonstrated in this video is no longer available but there are many alternatives available. Use Postman or search for "REST client" to find tooling options.