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submitted 5 months ago by lonewalk@lemm.ee to c/programming@beehaw.org

insomnia just enshittified itself and requires cloud login like postman, and force upgrades you from the old version even if you disable updates. this blocked me at work today.

this client looks great, wanted to boost it here in case anyone else got screwed by Insomnia this morning.

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[-] Templa@beehaw.org 4 points 5 months ago
[-] lonewalk@lemm.ee 1 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

I saw that too, but I couldn’t tell if it was a community or corporate backed thing; I also don’t like that it’s only available through a browser (I know Bruno is Electron, but having a separate desktop app is nice to me)

At minimum Hoppscotch sells some kind of Enterprise Edition https://docs.hoppscotch.io/documentation/self-host/enterprise-edition/getting-started

I don’t know the details, but I’ve just gotten burned too much. Bruno seems genuinely fully libre, no bs, so I’m hoping that it gets more traction.

[-] Templa@beehaw.org 2 points 4 months ago

Thanks for letting me know! My spouse showed me Hopscotch but I haven't used it yet.

[-] pkulak@beehaw.org 3 points 5 months ago

Bash + HttpPie is the way to go.

[-] gkpy@feddit.de 2 points 4 months ago

if i wasn't a terminal person, this looks ideal! no reinventing the wheel for lock-in's (read business model) sake...

the only thing i don't like here is their custom bru format. json, yaml or any other standardised markup fit their manifesto better as well imo

[-] lonewalk@lemm.ee 2 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

Yeah, I’m annoyed by this as I’m looking to script a rudimentary Bruno->postman tool, so I won’t be blocked at work on Monday. means I need to dig into their tooling.

they have an internal bru2json method that is used when exporting a collection into a single file, so I wonder what the benefit is keeping it in the proprietary format at all. maybe it makes it a bit easier to edit by hand, which is a supported use case, but there’s JSON tooling to enable good autocompletes/schemas iirc

EDIT: I has made script (very wip) https://github.com/wtpisaac/bruno2postman

[-] moroni@lemmy.ca 1 points 4 months ago

Oh, share your script if you will, please!

[-] lonewalk@lemm.ee 1 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

If I get it minimally working (aka basic HTTP request and headers able to export), I will upload it to GitHub and reply to you with a link.

[-] gkpy@feddit.de 1 points 4 months ago

so I wonder what the benefit is keeping it in the proprietary format at all

yeah my guess was easier editing and ux when collaborating via github, diffs on json don't look great

but yaml (for all it's faults) would still be better haha or now that i think about it:

both look similar to bru, would share the advantages over json and seem better spec'd/supported

[-] moroni@lemmy.ca 0 points 4 months ago
[-] larmicon@feddit.de 1 points 5 months ago

Was actually confronted with the same problem - thank you for the solution!

[-] lonewalk@lemm.ee 3 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

No problem. Trying to raise awareness of this tool bc Insomnia totally screwed me up at work today.

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