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Mock HTTP server and example code generator for the Hitch testing framework

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This is a snippet from a magic YAML file that describes an example REST request and response:

- name: Create JSON thing but get invalid response
  path: /json/544/
  method: POST
    encoding: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
      - cost: 30
      - type: A
  response-content: "{'error': 'invalid'}"
  response-content-type: application/json
  return-code: 200

You can use HitchHttp to generate example code in your language/framework that you can copy and paste directly into your project and then tweak.

You can also use it to run a mock HTTP server for integration testing with Hitch.

API consumers and API producers can use this to communicate with each other more easily.

See more examples:


Running as a mock server:

$ hitchrest serve examples/twitter.yml
{"postvars": null, "querystring": {}, "headers": {"accept-language": "en-US,en;q=0.5", "accept-encoding": "gzip, deflate", "connection": "keep-alive", "accept": "text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8", "user-agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0", "dnt": "1", "host": ""}, "length": null, "command": "GET", "query": null, "path": "/"}

Each line printed is a JSON string representing a request. These lines can be parsed by a test harness to verify that your code is making the right kind of requests and the right time.

Generating example code:

$ hitchrest generate examples/twitter.yml -e curl.jinja2 > example_curl_code.rst


$ pip install hitchhttp


Because most API docs are a PITA to read and the APIs you do use are untested.

This project was the result of looking at and testing a bunch of projects and seeing none of them really fitting my needs.

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