What is Api Studio?
Api Studio is a productivity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio. The extension bridges the role of architect and developer, providing rapid prototyping and promoting industry best practices. In addition, Api Studio provides templating to guarantee a consistent look and feel regardless of organisation or project size.
Visual Studio Extension
Api Studio Extension enhances Visual Studio 2022+ by providing a designer, toolbox, explorer and code generation engine to create and manage Api Studio assets. Promoting An API-first approach means that your APIs are treated as "first-class citizens for any development project." Api Studio provides architects and developers with a solution to quickly design and collaborate, providing the blueprint for solution implementation. In addition, the extension will enable teams to quickly mock solution endpoints, proofing usability before investing in development.
How does Api Studio work?
Api Studio contains a visual studio designer, domain-specific language (DSL) and code generation engine to provide an exceptional experience for building modern resource-based solutions.
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The extension provides the following features.
Visual Studio Projects
Api Studio provides a visual studio project containing all assets to get started. The template offers a complete but lightweight solution.
Available Project Templates
Api Studio provides templated standards for header, response codes and security models. Allowing enterprise standards to be shared between development teams. The options are available within visual studios options Tools --> Options --> ApiStudio. The options panel provide Import/Export functionality.
Api Studio Designer
The api-studio files are located in the
Creating a new project is simple. Visual Studio "Create Project", filter using project type "Api Studio".
This extension currently supports RESTful-based APIs, but extensions to allow support for gRpc, WebHooks and WebSocket interfaces soon.
How can I help?
If you enjoy using the extension, please give it a rating on the Visual Studio Marketplace.
Should you encounter bugs or if you have feature requests, head on over to the GitHub repo to open an issue if one doesn't already exist. Pull requests are also very welcome since I can't always get around to fixing all bugs myself.
This is a personal passion project, so my time is limited.
Another way to help out is to sponsor me on GitHub.