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chilly-lock-4986

07/13/2022, 10:18 AM
any good free non-electron alternatives for postman on mac?
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flat-morning-91037

07/13/2022, 10:20 AM
Paw is paid. Cocoa Rest Client is free but okayish.
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thousands-exabyte-97089

07/13/2022, 10:23 AM
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loud-glass-33663

07/13/2022, 10:34 AM
There is Insomnia I am not sure about it's electron status. It was not bad to use. Postman feels quite bloated now.
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flat-morning-91037

07/13/2022, 10:37 AM
Insomnia is electron 😬
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thousands-finland-78878

07/13/2022, 10:37 AM
https://insomnia.rest/ This is works good. Has a paid version also but free version does everything most people need. No need to sign up also
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clever-advantage-29037

07/13/2022, 10:50 AM
Emacs + org mode
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flat-morning-91037

07/13/2022, 10:59 AM
Curl + Jq 😛
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chilly-lock-4986

07/13/2022, 11:24 AM
there’s httpie too for cli but it gets complex to manage while checking multiple endpoints
postman is bloated to a point where it becomes unusuable when i’ve to use multiple tabs
cocoa rest client seems pretty snappy w multiple tabs. i’ll give insomnia a try too irrespective of electron and see how it goes.
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helpful-memory-62940

07/13/2022, 1:03 PM
Thunder client extension in VS Code. Works like charm.
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wonderful-greece-5807

07/13/2022, 3:11 PM
lol only one first message’s suggestion are “non-electron”. This is a proxy to know how much JS has taken over the app development.
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flat-morning-91037

07/13/2022, 3:12 PM
I’m a frontend engineer and I despise existence of Electron! It is an abomination that shouldn’t exist! VS Code is only acceptable Electron implementation but then MS has done a lot of work to make it performant.
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clever-advantage-29037

07/13/2022, 3:13 PM
@wonderful-greece-5807 emacs is non-electron
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wonderful-greece-5807

07/13/2022, 3:14 PM
Haha yes, I agree. Native app development is now becoming niche imo. The only electron app I like is VSCode, it is the only one that I found to be engineered really well.
@clever-advantage-29037 I know, but it’s only for already emacs users. It bubbles up the complexity. 😄
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flat-morning-91037

07/13/2022, 3:16 PM
I generally blame Electron’s existence (and lack of native app development) on Sublime Text, as that editor in pre-2015 caused the situations that led to creation of Electron.
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chilly-lock-4986

07/13/2022, 5:32 PM
i see the trend reversing now for good with most of the new products coming as native instead of electron