Introducing REST Client
Friday, March 4, 2016
We just released our new Jexia version with lots of fixes and updates, but we also introduced something new there for all of us: the REST Client. The REST Client is exactly what its name says; a RESTful Client that you can use to easily test your Jexia APIs.
How it works?
It’s quite simple actually:
- Click to REST Client from left menu and you’ll get a list with your Apps and Apis.
- Choose the API you want to test
- Choose the method you want to test (GET, PUT, POST & DELETE are already there for you)
- Get your data
Are there differences from other similar clients?
You can still use your preferred REST client but Jexia’s REST Client it’s already configured to work perfectly with your Jexia APIs. For example for each method you will get the options available for your selected API without the need to do anything else than selecting the API.
But it’s also free to manipulate it based on your needs! For example Jexia GET method comes with a default amount (300) response but you are free overwrite it easily by changing the limit in the URL parameters field.
Your API Keys are already there for you, so you don’t have to authenticate each time with your key to get your JWT. Just select the key you want and you’re ready to go!
There is a small – but for a lot of people important – addition there. With your API response you get some sample code to use for your app! Right now there are examples for several languages (C#, cURL, GoLang, JS/jQuery, Node.js, PHP, Python) and more will come soon.
I think Jexia’s REST Client is a great new feature making developer’s life easier. You don’t need to have multiple windows open any more to work with your API and as it is already configured for you.
You are always free of course to use your favorite client as we believe that developers should be free to choose the tools they want, but I think you’ll love it after a try!
Give it a try and let us know your thoughts or suggestions
This post was written by Rafael