Making HTTP requests to the API
The Django development server is running on localhost (
127.0.0.1), listening on port
8000, and waiting for our HTTP requests. Now, we will compose and send HTTP requests locally in our development computer or from other computer or devices connected to our LAN. We will use the following different kind of tools to compose and send HTTP requests throughout our book.
- Command-line tools
- GUI tools
- Python code
Notice that you can use any other application that allows you to compose and send HTTP requests. There are many apps that run on tablets and smartphones that allow you to accomplish this task. However, we will focus our attention on the most useful tools when building RESTful Web APIs.