Hi, we are going to see some helpful methods to test an API.
// instead of $this->post('/api/users', ); // do this $this->json('post', '/api/users' ,)
An advantage of using this method is that at the background Laravel validate if a request require a json response (if request is an ajax request) or it requires an http request.
If you use the "json" method you can get the "validations/form request" messages as json, so it is easy to test what you need to return to an ajax/fetch request;
This is a very helpful method, to see the response in json format you can use:
$response = $this->json('get', '/api/users'); dd($response->getContent());
Thats all, I love short posts, you are welcome to comment, thanks for reading.