Lightning Tips are small posts that provide an easy and to-the-point solution for common problems that cross-platform mobile app developers face.
Most mobile developers build apps that interact with a backend via an API. And since the arrival of REST and other standardized protocols interacting with those API’s became way easier. But how can one test the input and output of API functions fast and easy?
Sometimes, it can still be tricky to work with an API.
When you’re implementing your API on another platform for the first time, for example, getting the hang of the specifics that make up their function naming and result sets can take some time.
When using complex or badly documented third-party API’s, interacting with the API and checking out the actual input and output is often the best way to learn the ins and outs fast and efficiënt.
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