Postman is a great tool to emulate HTTP Requests. I used Postman a lot when I create webapps that run Computer Vision models to analyze images.
However, in order to keep things more simple, I decided to test several extensions in Visual Studio Code, as alternatives to Postman. And, Thunder Client is one that make me 😁.
Thunder Client is a lightweight Rest API Client Extension for Visual Studio Code, hand-crafted by Ranga Vadhineni with simple and clean design.
- Website – www.thunderclient.com
- Follow Twitter for updates – twitter.com/thunder_client
- Support: github.com/rangav/thunder-client-support
And, it’s super easy to use ! In example, I’m developing an Azure Function, and while debugging I can access the function locally at http://localhost:7071/api/AzCv05.
This is a simple screenshot of a POST HTTP call, including a local image in the body, and the JSON response from the call.
Amazing extension, and as a bonus, no need to leave Visual Studio Code.
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