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robencom

Nice article.

Though can't we do all this by using Postman or (my favorite) Insomnia?

Is there anything extra that HTTPie offers that I missed in your article?

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mariomerco • Edited on

I think its power is appreciated when you are in a headless environment like SSHing into a server or container. Also could work for validation on CICD workflows. There are folks that like terminal more than anything else….including myself LOL

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Elena Lape Author

Exactly. Also, I think if you're already using the terminal for something else, then using HTTPie means using one less additional tool, and less window switching.

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Elena Lape Author

Insomnia was probably the first API poking tool I've ever used! The HTTPie CLI is very similar, except it provides a different type of interface (the terminal), and you can also use it in scripts.