Insomnia REST Client
Insomnia is a cross-platform REST client, built on top of Electron.
Insomnia is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux and can be downloaded from the website.
Bugs and Feature Requests
Initial Dev Setup
This repository is structured as a monorepo and contains many Node.JS packages. Each package has
its own set of commands, but the most common commands are available from the
package.json and can be accessed using the
npm run ... command. Here
are the only three commands you should need to start developing on the app.
# Install and Link Dependencies npm run bootstrap # Run Tests npm test # Start App with Live Reload npm run app-start
If you are on Linux, you may need to install the following supporting packages
# Update library sudo apt-get update # Install font configuration library & support sudo apt-get install libfontconfig-dev sudo apt-get install font-manager # Build capability for required font-scanner package sudo apt-get install build-essential
Also on Linux, if Electron is failing during the bootstrap process, run the following
# Clear Electron install conflicts rm -rf ~/.cache/electron
If you are on Windows and have problems, you may need to install Windows Build Tools
You can use any editor you'd like, but make sure to have support/plugins for the following tools:
Search, discover, and install plugins from the Insomnia Plugin Hub!
- Insomnia Documenter – Generate beautiful API documentation pages using the documenter plugin or your Insomnia export file.
- GitHub API Spec Importer – A complete set of GitHub REST API route specifications that can be imported straight into Insomnia.
- Swaggymnia – Generate Swagger documentation for your existing API in Insomnia.