Using the REST Client in Visual Studio Code

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  • vscode-restclient

    REST Client Extension for Visual Studio Code

    The REST Client extension is a really useful tool to have at your disposal. In this article, I've really only scratched the surface of what it can do. It's well worth taking a few moments to look through the documentation in GitHub to find out what it's capable of.

  • postman-app-support

    Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration so you can create better APIs—faster.

    I first came across the REST Client plugin a few years ago at a .NET Oxford Meetup event. As I recall, the presenter was using it to quickly test their API endpoints, seeing the response in a new tab within Visual Studio Code. It was such a perfectly simple implementation that I went and installed it that night. It was impressive, but until recently, I’d been using Postman as my go-to tool for checking out REST API calls. It had served me well and I’d invested a lot of time in setting up collections, but recently, I wanted to make some changes to my setup.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

    The REST Client extension by Huachou Mao is a seemingly simple, yet powerful tool to have at your disposal when working in a service-oriented environment. It allows you to quickly make calls to an API endpoint, and to easily repeat those calls, all within Visual Studio Code.

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