New Plugin for REST API calls



  • Hi All,

    Just wanted to let you know about a new plugin I made called ApiToText. It uses content from an editor tab to make a REST call and display the results in a new tab. I have found it useful as a lighter alternative to a heavier, more formal REST tool. If you’re interested, please give it a try. Any feedback is much appreciated.

    ApiToText
    ApiToText



  • @eljefe7000 ,

    Interesting.

    The biggest comment I would have is for naming. “API” means “Application Programming Interface” – it is an extremely generic term, used throughout computing, and it is no way specific to the REST API, which is just one of the gazillion API’s out there. In the Windows world, the biggest API is the Win32 API, and in the absence of any modifier to “API”, I would guess a lot of people would assume you meant “Win32 API Call” when talking about “API Call”. And really, every time you call a function from another library, you are in effect making an API call.

    So calling the plugin “API To Text” and the action menu entry “Make API Call” is about as non-informative as you can get, in my opinion.

    If I were you, I would rename the plugin “RestApiToText”, and name the action “Make REST API Call” or even “Make REST Call”.



  • @PeterJones, I agree it’s a bit on the vague/generic side. I’ll rename it and let everyone know. Thanks for your feedback!



  • @PeterJones ,

    I have created a new repository called RestApiToText, and will start a separate thread with the new repository. Thanks for your help!


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