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.
Testing Resources with the Chrome REST Console Plugin
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.