OpenAPI Swagger Editor Extension in VS Code

The 42Crunch OpenAPI Editor extension in VS Code explained

Introducing the OpenAPI Editor

Why using the OpenAPI editor will save you time and effort creating and editing OpenAPI files.

How to install the OpenAPI Editor

A quick run through on the installation of the 42Crunch OpenAPI Editor in VS Code.

List of the OpenAPI Editor extensions in IDEs

Learn how to quickly navigate through your OpenAPI definition file, regardless of how large or complex the OpenAPI file is, by using the OpenAPI Explorer.

Learn how to navigate to definitions using references.

Adding OpenAPI Elements

How to add new fields and objects into your OpenAPI contract by using the OpenAPI Explorer

OpenAPI Commands & Previews

Intellisense Explained

What Intellisense is and how to activate it.

Using Try-it on API Operations

Learn how to invoke an API operation from inside the IDE using the Try-It Feature. Try-it is a quick way to test to make sure your definition is compatible with the API.

Creating an API definition file

Learn how to create an OpenAPI definition file from scratch.

Latest Resources


Review of Major API Security Breaches from H1 2024

In this latest webinar, Anthony Lonergan, reviews some of the most recent high-profile API breaches that occurred in 2024.
Anthony will give a detailed overview of each attack and explain how the different vulnerabilities could be exploited to compromise the companies involved. He then practically demonstrates how companies can remediate against these vulnerabilities order to better protect their APIs.


The Scourge of SQL Injection for APIs

By Anthony Lonergan | June 25, 2024

In a report published in May 2024, cybersecurity firm Eclypsium outlined key vulnerabilities discovered in the F5 Big IP Next device. It’s another sobering reminder of the challenges faced in securing APIs when a highly regarded security company like F5 launches a new flagship product with all-too-familiar vulnerabilities […]


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