I'm pleased to announce a new tool for testing JSON-based HTTP APIs. It's called Riposte, and it's made in Racket. Just do
raco pkg install riposte to get it. I made Riposte to facilitate testing of JSON-based HTTP APIs in my day job as a web developer at an ecommerce shop. ("JSON-based" means that every HTTP request and response is either empty or has a JSON for its body. No HTML, no XML, no images. Just JSON.) Riposte is a language for tests. I deliberately chose a non-S-expression-based syntax because I wanted to help make the tool more or less immediately useful to my teammates, none of whom are Lisp/Scheme programmers. You can see some snippets of the language at its homepage: https://riposte.in The aim was to make a command line tool that can be used in a team of people (web developers, more precisely) who aren't Racket programmers. They don't need to know that the tool they're using is implemented in Racket; it just needs to work and be helpful. The tool is useful during development (to test that your code really does change the system as you intend) as well as in a continuous integration system. Riposte is an external DSL (at least, that's the way it's currently implemented). Although it is a #lang, and can be (sort of) used in DrRacket, it wasn't built in the canonical Racket way (internal DSLs and linguistic abstraction. The most accurate description of Riposte, as it exists now, is that it's a Racket program that uses the brag parser generator, which produces a parse tree, which then gets evaluated. Although Riposte is currently as an external DSL, I'd very much like to take a second look at it and make it in the Racket way. Would this be something that I might learn more about at the upcoming Racket Summer School? Feedback welcome. Documentation is rough, but not entirely absent. Reply to me here (or privately), or submit an issue using GitHub Issues (https://github.com/vicampo/riposte). Jesse -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.