How to Test Your Website for Unusual Scenarios

Testing websites for unusual scenarios

As a web developer or QA, you need to test various scenarios considering HTTP requests in the web application for uninterrupted user experience. There are certain scenarios which need to be simulated for testing. Requestly helps to simulate various scenarios without actually modifying the code.

Use cases

  1. Simulate large response body.
  2. Simulate empty response body.
  3. Simulate invalid response body.
  4. Test your website with unexpected response.
  5. Test scenarios where HTTP requests fail.

How to use Requestly to modify HTTP responses to simulating testing scenarios?

Requestly is a browser extension that lets you Mock API responses and status codes using the modify response rule. It helps to modify response body, return status codes for various scenarios.

Creating a modify response rule

  1. Install the Requestly browser extension and click on New Rule in the Top-Right. Selecting modify response rule
  2. Select modify response rule.
  3. Define the URL patterns where to apply this rule.
  4. Specify the Request parameters to modify. You can modify response body, status code etc.response rule editor
  5. You can also target graphQL requests using this rule.

A large static response or invalid response can be returned to check if your website handles it. You can refer to this blog to simulate where we tried simulating 404 error.

This article was written by:

Nafees Nehar

Nafees Nehar

Nafees was among the first engineers at Requestly, joining as an intern during his college years. Since then, he has developed his skills significantly, rising to the position of a team leader. He now spearheads the browser extension and subscription projects, while also making valuable contributions across all modules.

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