Friday, January 13, 2017

Testing RESTful Web Services with Liquid Studio 2017

With the release of Liquid Studio 2017 we will see new functionality allowing you to test RESTful Web Service.

Previously, the Web Service Test Client was limited to calling SOAP Web Services which could provide a WSDL (Web Service Definition Language) to describe the Web Service. This was fine for ASP.NET or WCF Web Services hosted on an IIS Web Server, but what about HTTP RESTful Web Services, maybe using Apache Web Server?

Liquid Studio 2017 now supports using a WADL (Web Application Description Language) to describe the Web Service. If you don't have a WADL, you can easily create one using the new User Defined Web Service option.

The User Defined Web Service option provides the ability to describe a Web Service Call by entering a Service Name, Base URI, Resource Path, Method (GET or POST) and Method Parameters. This is then saved as a WADL file for future use.

This is just one of the many new features in Liquid Studio 2017. Please feel free to try out the BETA Test version.