What is the best rest client to learn/test elasticsearch with?


(glagidse) #1

Hi all,

I've been learning about Elasticsearch since Friday, and I think it's pretty great, but I'm wondering what you all think is the best rest client to learn/test elasticsearch with?

I'm using the httprequester plugin in Firefox and have recently discovered Postman. What other ways are out there? What did you use to learn the Elasticsearch api?


(Lee Hinman) #2

If you want to play around with the API, using Kibana's "Console" is probably the best thing to try. It provides a nice UI for performing requests, and has auto-completion for different parts of the API.

It's pretty easy to get started with, download Kibana 5.0, run bin/kibana (after extracting it) and then navigate to http://localhost:5601/app/kibana#/dev_tools/console to play around!


(system) #3