The prefered way to test udata is to use the docker images to easily have an up and ready udata instance. Pre-configured udata with needed middlewares are given as examples. You will need to install docker and docker-compose before getting started.
git clone https://github.com/opendatateam/docker-udata cd docker-udata docker-compose up
The platform is available at http://localhost:7000.
You can initialise the database with fixtures and initialize the search index with
init command. Using the udata docker container:
docker exec -it docker-udata_udata_1 udata init
You can take a look at the readme there for more instruction on udata configuration.