To test a REST API service online, simply enter the REST API endpoint and click Send. The ReqBin REST API testing tool works in your browser and does not require desktop apps or browser plugins. You can test your REST API with GET, POST, and DELETE requests, send JSON data and custom HTTP headers. Check API status codes, response times, and sizes. Inspect returned JSON and XML strings with automatic code beautifiers and validators.
A REST API is an application programming interface where an API that follows REST design principles or an architectural style of representational state transfer that provides a high level of flexibility and freedom for developers. The flexibility of REST APIs has become the standard way to connect components and applications in a microservice architecture. For this reason, REST APIs are sometimes referred to as RESTful APIs. The REST API is a browser and programming language independent. REST APIs communicate via HTTP requests to perform standard CRUD operations within a resource.
What is an API?
Application Programming Interface (API) is a computational interface that defines the interaction between multiple software intermediaries that allows two applications to exchange data. The APIs are standards-compliant (REST and HTTP), user-friendly, and developer-friendly. The APIs are well documented for use and version control.
What is REST?
REpresentational State Transfer is an architectural style that enforces standards compliance between computer systems on the Internet to make it easier for systems to interact with each other. REST has its own set of rules and constraints, just like other architectural styles. The developer can organize the coding of the server application so that all systems can easily exchange data.
How to test a REST API?
To test a REST API service using the ReqBin REST API testing tool, follow these steps: