Socket Wrench is to Websockets what Postman/Insomnia is to HTTP connections (kinda).
Socket Wrench is a super simple, bare-bones, downloadable, cross platform, desktop GUI application (yes, it's Electron), which makes testing websockets easy. I wrote this to scratch a personal itch, and after having friends and colleagues find it useful, decided to clean it up a bit, make it more user friendly, and released for public use.
Multiple connections multiplexed into a single view. Makes it easier to see how one client's messages impact other clients.
Complete message history. Makes it easy to review past sessions and re-use previous messages.
Independent view, type and sending formats. Allows you to type yaml, send as xml and view it as json.
Custom headers for initial HTTP connection.
Cross platform, offline, desktop application available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.
Interested? Try it out now!
Socket Wrench is currently available in the following distributions:
- Mac OS X - DMG file. Mount it, copy Socket Wrench to your 'Applications' directory, and it's installed.
- Windows - Installer Executable. Run the installer, and it'll auto install and launch Socket Wrench once it's done.
Issues, Bugs and Discussions
If you happen to find any bugs, or have ideas for a cool feature you want to see in Socket Wrench, hit up the Github issues page.