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httpsnippet

HTTP Snippet version License

HTTP Request snippet generator for many languages & tools including: cURL, HTTPie, Javascript, Node, C, Java, PHP, Objective-C, Swift, Python, Ruby, C#, Go, OCaml and more!

Relies on the popular HAR format to import data and describe HTTP calls.

See it in action on companion service: APIembed

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Install

# to use in cli 
npm install --global httpsnippet
 
# to use as a module 
npm install --save httpsnippet

Usage

 
  Usage: httpsnippet [options] <file>
 
  Options:
 
    -h, --help                output usage information
    -V, --version             output the version number
    -t, --target <target>     target output
    -c, --client [client]     target client library
    -o, --output <directory>  write output to directory
 
Example

process single file: example.json in HAR Request Object format, or full HAR log format:

httpsnippet example.json --target node --client unirest --output ./snippets
$ tree snippets
snippets/
└── example.js

process multiple files:

httpsnippet ./*.json --target node --client request --output ./snippets
$ tree snippets/
snippets/
├── endpoint-1.js
├── endpoint-2.js
└── endpoint-3.js

API

HTTPSnippet(source)

source

Required
Type: object

Name of conversion target

var httpsnippet = require('httpsnippet');
 
var snippet = new HTTPSnippet({
  method: 'GET',
  url: 'http://mockbin.com/request'
});

convert(target [, options])

target

Required
Type: string

Name of conversion target

options

Type: object

Target options, see wiki for details

var httpsnippet = require('httpsnippet');
 
var snippet = new HTTPSnippet({
  method: 'GET',
  url: 'http://mockbin.com/request'
});
 
// generate Node.js: Native output 
console.log(snippet.convert('node'));
 
// generate Node.js: Native output, indent with tabs 
console.log(snippet.convert('node', {
  indent: '\t';
}));

convert(target [, client, options])

target

Required
Type: string

Name of conversion target

client

Type: string

Name of conversion target client library

options

Type: object

Target options, see wiki for details

var httpsnippet = require('httpsnippet');
 
var snippet = new HTTPSnippet({
  method: 'GET',
  url: 'http://mockbin.com/request'
});
 
// generate Shell: cURL output 
console.log(snippet.convert('shell', 'curl', {
  indent: '\t';
}));
 
// generate Node.js: Unirest output 
console.log(snippet.convert('node', 'unirest'));

Documentation

At the heart of this module is the HAR Format as the HTTP request description format, please review some of the sample JSON HAR Request objects in test fixtures, or read the HAR Docs for more details.

For detailed information on each target, please review the wiki.

Bugs and feature requests

Have a bug or a feature request? Please first read the issue guidelines and search for existing and closed issues. If your problem or idea is not addressed yet, please open a new issue.

Contributing

Please read through our contributing guidelines. Included are directions for opening issues, coding standards, and notes on development.

For a info on creating new conversion targets, please review this guideline

More over, if your pull request contains JavaScript patches or features, you must include relevant unit tests.

Editor preferences are available in the editor config for easy use in common text editors. Read more and download plugins at http://editorconfig.org.

Versioning

For transparency into our release cycle and in striving to maintain backward compatibility, this project is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines. Sometimes we screw up, but we'll adhere to these rules whenever possible.

Releases will be numbered with the following format:

<major>.<minor>.<patch>

And constructed with the following guidelines:

  • Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major while resetting minor and patch
  • New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor while resetting the patch
  • Bug fixes and misc changes bumps only the patch

For more information on SemVer, please visit http://semver.org/.

License

MIT © Mashape