RoboHydra is a web server designed to help you test any kind of HTTP
client (plus WebSockets if you use the current
RoboHydra allows you to easily build custom “mock” servers with little effort, be it to build a test suite or to easily reproduce problems while fixing bugs. RoboHydra also supports exploratory testing by allowing you to change its behaviour dynamically via its web interface. Last but not least, RoboHydra can also reverse proxy requests, which is useful in a variety of situations.
To get started, go read the tutorial. There are also a number of screencasts in the YouTube channel, and Dev Opera published articles on how to use RoboHydra for front-end developer proxies and mock servers, and even one on advanced techniques.
For those of you already familiar with RoboHydra, there is also reference documentation available.
First, make sure you have Node.js installed (at least 0.6). Then, type the following in a terminal:
npm install robohydra
The full source code is available on GitHub.
For the changes between versions, check the ChangeLog.
This code is Copyright 2012-2013 Esteban Manchado Velázquez, and it’s released under the Apache 2.0 license. Jacob Rask did all the CSS for the admin interface (and I stole it for this website). If you knew me you would be able to tell that I hadn’t written that CSS.
This project started at Opera Software ASA as an internal tool to test some of our projects. Large parts of this code were developed there, but as it’s pretty generic we decided to open source it. See Opera’s GitHub account for more open source goodies.