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  • insomnium

    Insomnium is a fast local API testing tool that is privacy-focused and 100% local. For testing GraphQL, REST, WebSockets and gRPC. This is a fork of Kong/insomnia

  • insomnia

    The open-source, cross-platform API client for GraphQL, REST, WebSockets, SSE and gRPC. With Cloud, Local and Git storage.

    Here is the main Github issue with a lot of context: https://github.com/Kong/insomnia/issues/6577

    It was later turned into a discussion here: https://github.com/Kong/insomnia/discussions/6590

    However, the discussion was closed so newer issues have been created.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

  • restclient.el

    HTTP REST client tool for emacs

  • RecipeUI

    Discontinued Discover, test, and share APIs in seconds

    When I went looking for alternatives to Insomnia I was pleasantly surprised to see that RecipeUI[1] will let paste in curl commands with various flags etc. and parse those to generate new entries, pretty slick.

    1: https://github.com/RecipeUI/RecipeUI

  • Postwoman

    👽 Open source API development ecosystem - https://hoppscotch.io

  • NeDB

    The JavaScript Database, for Node.js, nw.js, electron and the browser

    Yes! I plan to maintain it long-term! I will be rolling out some feature improvements and updates these few weeks.

    I still think Kong did a good job in crafting the product. I started using Insomnia in my previous company 3 years ago and our team loved it.

    What happened recently felt a little bit like the Unity fiasco (of course, in a much smaller scale). Though as a user I would say Kong had taken a bad turn, I'm still grateful to them for open-sourcing such a fantastic product.

    One of the reasons I forked it was because I've read the code and I think it's quite nicely written overall (but unfortunately things like nedb that was used is no longer maintained https://github.com/louischatriot/nedb so it's probably wise to swap out at some point)

  • apidash

    API Dash is a beautiful open-source cross-platform API Client built using Flutter which can help you easily create & customize your API requests, visually inspect responses and generate API integration code. A lightweight alternative to postman/insomnia.

    Added API Dash (an open source API client alternative) - https://github.com/foss42/apidash

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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