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Simple REST Client

While preparing for my upcoming REST talk, I made a basic REST client. It’s nothing special but allows you to set the verb, request body and see the status code and all the headers on the response. It’s quite handy for debugging and exploration of RESTful services.

Feel free to download the:

Hope it is useful and saves you having to whip up your own little client!

UPDATE: Source now available on GitHub!


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  1. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  2. Nilesh K

    Great stuff… It helps me to save time for creating REST Client.. 🙂

  3. James,
    Thank you for posting “Simple REST Client”. I found this post very helpful.

  4. Thanks James. Simple clean code that works. I love it 🙂
    Say hi to the folks in TW Sydney for me (used there many years ago – was part of the Manly crew).

    All the best – look forward to visiting again some day.

    Cheers – JR

  5. Scott Purcell

    I am trying to use the httpWebRequest to send data to a secure https website. I have all the credentials to do it. I can type it into the address bar of a browser and get the desired results, but when I try httpWebRequest (even with this program I get error: The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.
    Any ideas?

  6. Mikolaj

    Very nice and fast application, helpful to understand and test REST client.
    Thanks a lot!

  7. Jason

    I love the self-contained working example. Thank you!

  8. Manish

    I have used this several times and have recommended this to several other developers and they have loved it too.. thanks James.

  9. Jma

    You should checkout WcfStorm.Rest, it’s a pretty neat REST Client.

  10. Kevin M

    Thanks for posting this – it allowed me to play around with a POST i needed until I got it working.

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