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Interactive Mock Server

An mock server that allows you to dynamically adjust mock endpoints in real-time!


Almost all mock server implementations provide the option to specify mock routes/endpoints beforehande, but they don't allow you to dynamically adjust those routes after a certain amount of time. While those implementations are geared toward CI environment testing, manual testing of you app is also important.

Exploring Different Responses

How your app responds to different responses requires a type of exploration that other mock servers don't have. The ability to adjust a route's response dynamically allows you to test how the app responds to different responses from the same route over time. This also allows you to explore how the app responds to unexpected responses without having to copy boilerplate code, adjust one small part (such as the the status code) and restart the server.

Instead this mock server provides an interactive way of adjusting simple parts of the mocked response without having to stop and start the mock server over and over.

Using the dashboard

Once the server is started (see instructions on running below), You can navigate to the dashboard page /__dashboard. This route exists as a way to prevent conflicts with other potential mock endpoints. From this page, you can view endpoints (/__dashboard/endpoints), create a new endpoint (/__dashboard/endpoints/new) or view/edit an existing endpoint (/__dashboard/endpoints/:id).

Once an endpoint has been created, it will be automatically enabled on the mock server.

Running the Mock Server

Instructions TBD! (You can use the contributing instructions for running in dev mode at this time)



  1. Clone the project
  2. Install dependencies: yarn install
  3. Build the frontend: yarn run build
  4. Launch the server: yarn run dev:app
  5. Navigate to the dashboard: (default is http://localhost:9000/__dashboard)

Created mock endpoints are available from the same base: http://localhost:9000/

Debugging the frontend

Repeat steps 1-4 above and

  1. Launch the webpack dev server: yarn run dev:web
  2. Navigate to the development dashboard: (default is http://localhost:9100/__dashboard)

NOTE: The mock server must also be running in a separate terminal (Step 4). The dashboard uses several API methods from the mock server that are automatically proxied to the mock server.

ALSO NOTE: All created mock endpoints will be available using the mock server, NOT the webpack dev server. You will have to go to http://localhost:9000 instead of http://localhost:9100 to test the mock endpoints created


npm i interactive-mock-server

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