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Liyas Thomas

Great collection. Feel free to use hoppscotch.io to spin up these APIs directly from your browser.

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👽 A free, fast and beautiful API request builder used by 150k+ developers. https://hoppscotch.io

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Dr-Grey

Thank you for sharing, it'll help. I’ve been mostly using postman.

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Tom George

@Liyas Thomas
How is it different from Postman or what is your USP?

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Liyas Thomas

Hoppscotch is a progressive web app rather than an OS based standalone app. So you can test your APIs directly from your browser window without switching to another application. And can be used on your PC, tablet or even from your smartphone. And the resource consumption is 10x less when compared to a standalone app.

The best part is that whole project and ecosystem is open sourced.

GitHub:

GitHub logo hoppscotch / hoppscotch

👽 A free, fast and beautiful API request builder used by 120k+ developers. https://hoppscotch.io

Being a 100% client side application, Hoppscotch can be hosted on any static hosting services or integrated to any internal application by any companies.

Read the story behind Hoppscotch:

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Sidharth Shambu

Can we trust this with our key protected APIs ?

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Liyas Thomas

Hoppscotch is 100% open source.
GitHub: github.com/hoppscotch/hoppscotch

The app itself is a client-side application. Nothing ever leave from your browser whatsoever.

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nnguyenminh

Thanks for recommend, it's useful for us.
I have a question, I call an devto API from website hoppscotch and get blocked by CORS policy, how to solve this issue? Thank you.

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Liyas Thomas

You can try turning on Proxy mode from Settings page or you need to install Hoppscotch browser extension (links in readme) to fix CORS issues.

GitHub logo hoppscotch / hoppscotch-extension

Browser extensions to provide more capabilities to https://hoppscotch.io

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nnguyenminh

Thanks I turned it on but it seems like Proxy has an error. Would you might take a look ?

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Liyas Thomas

Yeah sure. I'll DM. Follow me to text you.

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gshah2020

i see, to have had the same issue trying to call my localhost apis! The app works so well for my remote servers...would love to resolve the issue

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Sidharth Shambu

If you are using a node project just try this out - local-cors-proxy

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Henry Boisdequin Author

Hoppscotch is an awesome tool, I use it all the time! Thanks for reading!

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Liyas Thomas

Thanks 🎉

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Madza

Amazing tool, as we all know 👍😉
Tho, what's the inspiration behind that name? 🙄 Sry, just curious 😀😀

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Liyas Thomas

A series of events occurred to came into a conclusion of renaming the project. You can check out my profile for specific articles but do check out this article for reason behind name.

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Madza

It's an alternate spelling of the game "hopscotch", and in my mind is a subtle nod to CS legend Grace Hopper, and implies "hopping" from one endpoint or web location to another.

What a thoughtful idea behind it @ben 🦗👍