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API components now support v1 web components spec

After a few months of preparation I am proud to announce that more than a half of web components that are part of API components ecosystem now support version 1 (stable version) of Web Components specification. In short, this means native support on all browsers without polyfills.

Automate Your Work With Request Actions

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We recently held an internal MuleSoft hackathon and, as a result of that event, I am excited to introduce a new feature in the Advanced REST Client (ARC): Request actions.

Request actions allows users to define a logic that is executed when the response is ready. Currently, users can assign value to a variable or store the variable. However, the variable can be extended to other use cases.




RAML landed into Advanced REST Client

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I am excited to announce the new Advanced Rest Client (ARC) support for RAML specifications. RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle - from designing to sharing APIs. With version 12 of the ARC desktop app, you can now open RAML files and display their API documentation using MuleSoft's API console.

Using Polymer web components in React application

Today I've released a first version of the node module to wraps Polymer powered web components into React component.

The wc-reactor module takes a web component declaration (source code) and uses Polymer analyzer to get information about the component. Finally it creates a bridge between React and web platform so you can use any Polymer web component in a React application as if it is a React component.

Moving Data From Advanced REST Client Chrome Application To The Native Application

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If you are ready to install new Advanced REST Client native application probably you would like to move your data along with you.
Unfortunately there's no automatic way to move the data from Chrome application to new native application. This has o be done manually by exporting the date to file (or to Google Drive) and then import it in the new app.

Let's start with installing Advanced REST Client native application if you haven't done that already.

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After new application is installed go to ARC Chrome application and export the data.

ARC components in Mulesoft's API Console

I am proud to announce that web components that are used to build ARC are now also used to build Mulesoft's API Console.

MuleSoft's API Console is a full-fledged API documentation tool that generates mobile-friendly web documentation based on RAML (Restful API Modeling Language) documents. It is an open source, community driven application that can be easily adjusted to any environment.

Background
While working on atomizing Advanced REST Client to a set of web components internally in the company we've realized that both products can share the same code base. So over a year ago I've started working on new version of the API console. The task was to create a best in class usability for API documentation tool. That includes mobile friendliness, ergonomic design, ease of reading documentation and learning the API structure. From a developer standpoint API console should be easy to use as a standalone application ready to run on a web server but also as a embeddable HTML e…

New Advanced REST Client native application - install today

New version of Advanced REST client is ready! It is installable native application available in all major platforms: - Windows (32 and 64 bit) - MacOS - Linux (deb and rpm)
You can install it from install.advancedrestclient.com. Do it today and move your data from legacy Chrome application to new native application.
Changelog v11
- Tabs in the request panel are finally there. No need to open many windows of the application (though you still can) - Automatic updates that can be turned off if necessary  - Cookie manager - now you can create / edit / delete cookies in the application. Cookies are applied to matching request domain and path - Web session setup - open URL in app's internal browser to create a web session. Cookies from this session are automatically applied to the request