Abstract: Consume and test OData Services by using different tools like Fiddler, LINQPAD, EXCEL, and SharePoint Server 2013 Excel Services OData.
In this article, we will take a closer look on the different tools we can use for Consuming and Testing OData Services. We will look at Fiddler, LINQPAD, EXCEL, and SharePoint Server 2013 Excel Services OData.
A couple of days ago, I demonstrated how to Perform CRUD Operations using OData Services in .NET. If you have not gone through the article, you can take a quick peek at it to understand how OData works. OData (Open Data Protocol) is a web protocol for performing CRUD operations which is built upon web technologies like HTTP, Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) and JSON to provide access to the data to various applications, services and stores. Today we’ll see how we can use some tools and products available to test and consume OData services.
I really liked the mix of things shown and used in this post. How can you go wrong with Fiddler and LinqPad in the same post! (Let alone with OData goodness...)