Chrome’s Postman to the rescue

So I’ve been working on a AngularJS and Asp.Net MVC API project and was stomped with a upload functionality with AngularJS. It wasn’t as simple to implement as a .NET upload or JQuery upload tool, so I had to do some research and ensure that I was packaging the request properly to post the file to the WebAPI.

Well in my struggles, I was introduced to Google Chrome’s Postman app. I was able to securely isolate API request/responses and investigate what was going on. It has tons of features that allow you to simulate a request and identify what’s expected on a get or post to your api.

There’s plenty of Getting Started with Postman.

Additional Resource:

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/chrome-add-on-postman-streamlines-testing-apis/

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Dalain is a senior web application developer, entrepreneur and speaker that specializes in Technology for Businesses, STEM, StartUps, and Economic Development. As well as running a business and writing, he spends time volunteering in the community, supporting Black Businesses, listening to underground hip hop, and helping those in need.