My last few blogs have been fairly full on, so this post I wanted to give a quick demonstration on copying HTTP requests from Developer tools to Postman. Before I begin it’s worth mentioning that this works for both Developer Tools and Firebug.
I’m a big fan of using proxies and I’ve even posted about getting them setup a few times, but they can sometimes be an interference when testing. So naturally there are times I don’t use them when carrying out certain testing, but then this happens:
I will be in the middle of testing an application when an error occurs on the page. I’ll go to my developer tools and check the Network tab to see a request has been returned a 500 or 400 status code error. The issue I might have is that I want to explore the request further, or save it for later to add to a bug. Whilst it’s not impossible to do some of these tasks in Developer tools, it can be a bit of a pain and I certainly can’t save the request for the future. However, I can with Postman so let’s look at how we can do that…