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Introduction to Talend Cloud API Tester

Talend Cloud API Tester allows you to interact with REST services.

Talend Cloud API Tester offers many different features to improve your user experience, save time when debugging HTTP calls or share your requests with others.

API discovery and debugging

Talend Cloud API Tester allows you to call any type of HTTP API (REST, hypermedia, SOAP, OData) with a powerful, easy-to-use request editor.

Write requests in the request editor and get a detailled response that includes the response code and status, headers, and body.

Once the request is sent, you can inspect API responses thanks to the options to:

  • Pretty print different data formats.
  • Preview web assets such as images or web pages.
  • Navigate in your API through hyperlinks.
Example of a response that contains hyperlinks.

Then you can save, organize, and document your API requests.

You can also share your projects and environments with your team.

API requests are easier to navigate when they are documented and organized in folders.

API testing

With Talend Cloud API Tester, you can create complex scenarios that emulate real-life uses of your API: combine multiple API requests, reuse data from previous responses, etc.

In this example, the first scenarios contain requests to check the consistency of the data in the Star Wars movies in each trilogy, and the last scenario validates Luke Skywalker's presence in the movies.

Whether you want to check that your API behaves as specified, or need to confirm how well third-party APIs respond, Talend Cloud API Tester allows you perform many types of API response tests, such as on the value of headers, parts of the body or response time.

For example, you can define assertions on the values of the status code and JSON body.
Information noteWarning: Since Talend Cloud API Tester works with a Google Chrome extension, Google Chrome is the only supported browser. If you are not using Google Chrome, you need to install it in order to open Talend Cloud API Tester.

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