What is this?
I you have a better name than HttpResponseSimulator just hit me up. It's just a tool that will allow you to define the behaviour you want a response to have. I built it over an afternoon so that I could write a test for an http client wrapper, to ensure timeouts would be handled properly since there was no way to reach the wrapped client directly. The first version came to life after an hour once I familiarized myself again with Node.js.
Eventually I added a few more advances over the past few days in order to make it a better tool. Now it serves a few more purposes than waiting a few seconds before responding. Then came the quality I needed to set before making it open-source and hopefully have people using it and helping it grow. And now it feels ready.
The API is predictibly available at /api, don't blame my lack of creativity that started as an afternoon project. Below you can see the supported verbs and formats.
|wait||Integer||If positive, the response will be sent after waiting the specified value in milliseconds. (i.e. if the value is 200, the app will wait 200ms before responding)|
|pastebinId||String||If valid, the response will be the data matching that pastebin id.|
|echo||String||If set, the response will be the value passed.|
|responseUrl||String||If it is a valid and freely accessible url from a GET request, the data returned in the response will match the data you would get from that uri.|
|statusCode||Integer||If valid, will set the response status code.|
|accept||String||If valid, will set the response content type.|
Get response from a pastebin id after 300 milliseconds
I guess you know how to use the HttpResponseSimulator now.