There are so many tools out there for testing APIs, that it can be overwhelming. I use a few different tools, depending on what I’m trying to do. One thing that can be difficult in API testing is figuring out what routes are available in your API.  This is especially true if the API is poorly documented or does not including any self-documentation.

There are a number of different tools out there that will help you discover what calls your API is making, but do you want to know what my favorite tool is for this?

The developer console.

Yup, that’s right. The developer console. There are tools like Wireshark or feature built into tools like Postman that let you ‘watch’ network traffic and figure out API calls from there, but I find that often the API calls are right there in the network tab of your console. It can be quick and easy way to get the info you need to get you started.

 

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