Learn About API Testing Tool in Laravel 8 Tutorial

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For API testing, we generally use many tools or browser extensions, for example – postman. Inside this article we will discuss a API testing tool in laravel 8, which we can create by the help of a composer package.

This tutorial will be step by step guide to install, create & test api tool in laravel 8.

This composer package provides the API testing UI, request flow, parameters etc. Here you will get the complete guide to develop API testing tool in laravel 8.

We can test all restful web services by this tool as well.

Learn How to create Admin panel in Laravel 8 using Voyager there, Click here.

Let’s get started.


Laravel Installation

We will create laravel project using composer. So, please make sure your system should have composer installed. If not, may be this article will help you to Install composer in system.

Here is the command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.


Install laravel-api-tester Package

Open project into terminal and run this composer command.

$ composer require asvae/laravel-api-tester

RESTful APIs Development

To learn about the complete concept of developing restful apis in laravel 8 using passport, Click here.

We will test the above created apis into this api testing tool of laravel. This API tool is not only for APIs even we can test our application normal routes as well using GET & POST request type.

Create Example Route

Open api.php from /routes folder and add this.

//...

Route::get('sample-message', function () {

    return response()->json(array(
        "status" => 1,
        "message" => "API testing tool is working fine"
    ));
});

Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve

URL to open API Tester – http://127.0.0.1:8000/api-tester

This is similar to all API testing tools, but this time we have developed using a composer package of laravel.

Testing Example Route in Tool

If we scroll down the above screen, we should see the output.

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