hyperrest-bin

A simple HTTP service with controlled behaviour

HyperREST bin

A simple HTTP service with controlled behaviour, inspired by httpbin.

The service makes use of HTTP headers, and predominantly Prefer, in order to allow the client to control server behaviour.

Additionaly it also makes use of know-your-http-well and acts as a bookmarking tool for specification of HTTP status codes, headers, methods and relations.

This project is live at bin.hyperrest.com and has a search engine for convenience.

npm install hyperrest-bin
hyperrest-bin                                                                         # or PORT=1337 hyperrest-bin
curl                                                          http://127.0.0.1:1337   # README.md
curl                                                          http://127.0.0.1:1337/* # README.md on any path
curl -XPOST                                                   http://127.0.0.1:1337   # README.md
curl -XPOST -H"Accept: application/json"                      http://127.0.0.1:1337   # JSON TRACE
curl -XPOST -H"Accept: application/xml"                       http://127.0.0.1:1337   # XML TRACE
 
                                                                                      # TRACE, METHOD OVERRIDE
curl -XTRACE                                                  http://127.0.0.1:1337   # message/http TRACE
curl -XPOST  -H"X-HTTP-Method-Override: TRACE"                http://127.0.0.1:1337   # message/http TRACE still
curl -XTRACE -H"Accept: application/json"                     http://127.0.0.1:1337   # JSON TRACE
curl -XTRACE -H"Accept: application/xml"                      http://127.0.0.1:1337   # XML TRACE
 
                                                                                      # ORIGINATING IP
                                                                                      # see response
 
                                                                                      # GZIP/DEFLATE
curl -H"Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate"                        http://127.0.0.1:1337   # GZIP README.md
 
                                                                                      # PREFER (as per registered preferences)
curl -H"Prefer: status=404"                                   http://127.0.0.1:1337   # 404 Not Found
curl -H"Prefer: wait=10"                                      http://127.0.0.1:1337   # wait 10 seconds, then README.md
curl -H"Prefer: return-minimal"                               http://127.0.0.1:1337   # 200 OK, but no README.md
curl -H"Prefer: return-representation" -H"Accept:text/html"   http://127.0.0.1:1337   # return README.md by force
 
                                                                                      # PREFER (as per extensions of preferences)
curl -H"Prefer: cookie=name1|v, cookie=name2|v"               http://127.0.0.1:1337   # set cookies "name1" and "name2"
curl -H"Prefer: cookie=name1"                                 http://127.0.0.1:1337   # delete cookie "name1"
 
                                                                                      # PREFER response as defined in the request body
curl -XPOST \
     -H"Content-Type: application/json" \
     -H"Prefer: return-request" \
     -d'{"status":"200", \
         "headers":{"Content-Type":"text/plain"}, \
         "body":"TEXT"
        }'                                                    http://127.0.0.1:1337   # return 200, etc.
 
 
                                              # https://github.com/andreineculau/know-your-http-well
curl http://127.0.0.1:1337/method/{value}     # Specification for HTTP Method
curl http://127.0.0.1:1337/header/{value}     # Specification for HTTP Header
curl http://127.0.0.1:1337/statusCode/{value} # Specification for HTTP Status Code
curl http://127.0.0.1:1337/rel/{value}        # Specification for HTTP Relation
curl http://127.0.0.1:1337/spec/{value}       # Specification for HTTP AnyOfTheAbove (I feel lucky mode)

Apache 2.0.