Testing Public REST API of Popular Services

The MyEclipse Explorer view contains a REST API node with sample APIs for popular services such as FaceBook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. In this tutorial, you will test a Facebook API method. You will learn how to:

  • Open the Facebook WADL in the REST explorer
  • Test one method

Duration Time: 10 Minutes

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1. Open the Facebook API WADL

  1. In the MyEclipse Explorer, expand RESTful Web Services, and double-click Facebook.

    Opening the Facebook WADL
  2. In the Outline section, expand Application>https://graph.facebook.com>search, and select search [GET].
    Selecting a method to test
  3. Click the Test method link.
    Test method tab
  4. Click Authenticate to log into Facebook with your credentials.
    Entering required authentication before testing
  5. Type Genuitec as your search string in the q field, and leave the default page as the query type.

    Note: Hover over the info icon to view all supported types.
    Setting up the search
  6. Click launch_run. The service responses appear response areas.
    Search responses
  7. When finished testing, you can click Delete token to have the REST explorer forget your credentials. This step is optional.
    Removing credentials from REST explorer