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API Toolsλ︎

Astrocommunity proivdes plugins to support working with APIs and the JSON format

Included in Practicalli Astronvim Config

Practicalli Astronvim Config includes nvim-jqx and rest.nvim plugins

Inspect JSONλ︎

Browse and preview json files in neovim.

:JqxList prettify JSON and start the inspector

JqxQuery to run complex jq commands

jq binary required

jq binary should be available on the command line as nvim-jqx runs jq queries internally

Inspect JSON with nvim-jqx


Call APIsλ︎

Space r r to run an http request under the cursor from within an *.http file.

A fast Neovim http client written in Lua, providing a curl wrapper.

http fileλ︎

Open a file with an *.http extension

Write a call to an API, e.g. a call to a local server health care endpoint

Call locally running API

GET http://localhost:8080/system-admin/status

A new window opens with the result of the API call

Result of API call with rest.nvim
GET http://localhost:8080/system-admin/status
Command :curl -sSL --compressed -X 'GET' --data-raw '' 'http://localhost:8080/system-admin/status'
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 66
Server: http-kit
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2023 16:21:33 GMT

{"application":"practicalli hole-in-one Service","status":"Alive"}

The Content-Type can be explicitly set, especially useful when not using JSON

API call returning EDN data

GET http://localhost:8080/api/v1/scoreboard
accept: application/edn

rest.nvim test examples