The open-source, cross-platform API client for GraphQL, REST, and gRPC. (by Kong)

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  • We do it well
  • Insomniacs | 2021-10-08
    Reading the title I thought this might have been about the Insomnia REST client:
  • Setting up MacBook Air M1 for programming?
    If you need to do any API work, get Insomnia.
  • Resources that every developer should know. | 2021-10-03
    Is defined as "Deliver high quality APIs through standards and collaboration with the Insomnia API design platform". You can download in the following link:
  • How to test a Quarkus GraphQL API | 2021-10-01
  • 15 Developer Tools to Make You Super Productive | 2021-09-28
    Insomnia is a software tool that enables you to test API endpoints quickly.
  • Minimizing Microservices Complexity with Reusable APIs | 2021-09-28
    Let's discuss how the suite of Kong tools (Insomnia, inso, and decK) can help you implement APIOps for your microservices. Below are the typical stages of an APIOps deployment pipeline:
  • Testing gRPC services - request collections and modern load testing | 2021-09-25
    Of course Postman isn't the only tool in the space, and one of the wonderful alternatives is Insomnia. While Postman has become somewhat bloated over time, Insomnia pitches, among the other things, simplicity and elegance and in fact delivers on those. I've personally used for quite some time with REST APIs but only recently discovered that they've added gRPC support. Let's explore how it works.
  • When I try to install postman it says" postman is already installed " but when I try open it from terminal it says" command not found ". | 2021-09-24
    I think they helped you already so I will only say to give Insomnia a try
  • Getting started with Spring Boot: Creating a simple movies list API. | 2021-09-21
    All we need to do next is to test what we build via a rest client, for this reason, I'm using [Insomnia]( : ##### The post end-point ##### The get end-point ##### The put end-point ##### The delete end-point And finally, testing the error scenario for some end-points. Let's try and save a movie with an existing id : Or delete a non-existing movie : ## Summary Spring Boot is a powerful apps making tool, takes away all the times consuming tasks and leaves you with the logical ones to handle. Don't get fouled, building APIs is not that easy, and from what I saw, that's just the tip of the Iceberg! Find the source code [Here]( More articles [Here](
  • Token Based User Authentication With Django | 2021-09-20
    For making requests to test it, I find Insomnia really good, and hey they have a free tier 😎. Another client that I find really useful is the command line app HTTPie. I'll be using HTTPie for this tutorial, it makes it easier for you to try the commands on your own, and for diplaying the results in text instead of screenshots.
  • 🏄‍♂️ Insomnia: Quick & easy API development and testing | 2021-09-20
    ☝️ If this is the first time you've heard about Insomnia, I'll give you a quick reference. So, Insomnia is an open-source, cross-platform API Client for GraphQL, REST, and gRPC. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
  • Looking for fast (non-electron) alternative for Postman to test REST API in Windows | 2021-09-19
    I'm not sure if it's electron based but I like Insomnia. If you are using vscode Thunder Client or REST Client might be what you are looking for.
  • Postman users are probably leaking their secrets to Postman's hosted servers | 2021-09-09
    I've stopped using postman because they were pushing too hard for their paid plan. Now I'm using
  • Looking for suggestions, what's the best way to learn how to connect to APIs? | 2021-09-07
    If you're playing with a RESTful API, consider using Kong Insomnia ( or Postman ( as a client - they are reasonably easy to use and don;t require coding, though they are both rather technical interfaces.


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