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REST Client is the Best Client

Thursday, November 8, 2018

REST Client is a Visual Studio Code extension for sending HTTP requests and viewing responses from the productive confines of Code itself.

REST Client Extension for VS Code

There is no shortage of tools for building HTTP messages, but many of these tools have become unnecessarily complex. I have to select the HTTP method from a tiny drop-down list, enter a header by typing the key and value into two separate inputs, and toggle open a third input to enter the body content. These tools try too hard.

In contrast, REST Client lets me type into an interface designed for creating and editing text – a text editor. I can check-in my experiment to source control, and use standard editor features like search and replace.

On top of all this simplicity, add in REST Client features like variables and the ability to keep multiple requests in the same file and you have a tool that is easy to use and powerful.

Give it a try!


Comments
Gravatar Paul Thursday, November 8, 2018
Totally agree. I have been using this for quite a while now and prefer its simplicity and speed to Postman etc.
Gravatar Aftab Ansari Thursday, November 8, 2018
The best part is you can check in to source control.
Gravatar Steve Friday, November 9, 2018
I love that extensions, too. You can also access another (named) requests body and also the response # @name test GET https://yourroute.com/ ### # @name foo POST http://another.route.com/ {{test.response.body.token}} really love that.
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