Using browser to send HTTP request (and receive the response) is cumbersome, especially during development. We'll be using a tool called Postman to make requests to our development server.


Download and install Postman.

Postman can create GET, PUT, POST, etc. requests complete with bodies. It can also be used to test endpoints automatically.


Postman is an API Development Environment (ADE). Although it was first designed to facilitate performing HTTP requests, it has matured into an industry standard for designing, documenting, testing, and interacting with web APIs.

Visit the Postman Learning Center, in particular, the section about sending API requests, for more information and guidelines.


A very good tutorial to get you up and running with Postman is guru99's postman-tutorial.