How do I send a JSON string in a POST request in Go

I tried working with Apiary and made a universal template to send JSON to mock server and have this code:

package main   
import (
func main() {
  url := "http://restapi3.apiary.io/notes"
  fmt.Println("URL:>", url)
  s := napping.Session{}
  h := &http.Header{}
  h.Set("X-Custom-Header", "myvalue")
  s.Header = h    
  var jsonStr = []byte(`{ "title": "Buy cheese and bread for breakfast."}`)    
  var data map[string]json.RawMessage
  err := json.Unmarshal(jsonStr, &data)
  if err != nil {
  resp, err := s.Post(url, &data, nil, nil)
  if err != nil {
  fmt.Println("response Status:", resp.Status())
  fmt.Println("response Headers:", resp.HttpResponse().Header)
  fmt.Println("response Body:", resp.RawText())

This code doesn't send JSON properly, but I don't know why. The JSON string can be different in every call. I can't use Struct for this.


  • I'm not familiar with napping, but using Golang's net/http package works fine (playground):

    func main() {
        url := "http://restapi3.apiary.io/notes"
        fmt.Println("URL:>", url)
        var jsonStr = []byte(`{"title":"Buy cheese and bread for breakfast."}`)
        req, err := http.NewRequest("POST", url, bytes.NewBuffer(jsonStr))
        req.Header.Set("X-Custom-Header", "myvalue")
        req.Header.Set("Content-Type", "application/json")
        client := &http.Client{}
        resp, err := client.Do(req)
        if err != nil {
        defer resp.Body.Close()
        fmt.Println("response Status:", resp.Status)
        fmt.Println("response Headers:", resp.Header)
        body, _ := io.ReadAll(resp.Body)
        fmt.Println("response Body:", string(body))