Test your API endpoints in VS Code with Thunderclient

A couple of days ago I came across this extension for Visual Studio Code that lets you send HTTP request from within VS Code itself: Thunderclient.

I do a lot of integrations and API related development in general, and I typically use Postman and/or Insomnia for these kinds of things, but sometimes it can be really handy to do some quick testing without leaving the editor. I come from Vim where I used the Vim RESTConsole plugin, so this extension is a welcome addition to VS Code.

Installing and configuring it is as simple as it gets. I believe this is a quite new plugin, so there may be some hiccups here and there, but I’ll definitely give it a go and see how it works.