Hit lets you express complex HTTP requests in simple formats and create workflows out of these requests. It allows you to express complex requests as composition of responses from previous HTTP requests.
Hit was born out of frustration with using the
history command to look up
curl invocations. For folks working with HTTP-based APIs, this is probably a
relatable experience. Tracking requests in your shell history works, but it
becomes cumbersome to fetch the previous requests reliably and quickly.
Hit takes a new approach to making and managing such requests. All requests and responses are tracked and templates out of requests can be made easily. Because of the text-based nature of request formats, request templates can be created quickly using a text-editor of choice. Request templates allow for input during execution as well as referencing of values from response of any past request execution. The templates can then be mixed and matched to execute complex request patterns quickly.