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What is Retrofit?

Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface
Retrofit is a tool in the API Tools category of a tech stack.
Retrofit is an open source tool with 35.6K GitHub stars and 6.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Retrofit's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Retrofit?

41 companies reportedly use Retrofit in their tech stacks, including Robinhood, Square, and Runtastic.

57 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Retrofit.

Why developers like Retrofit?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Retrofit
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Retrofit's Features

  • URL parameter replacement and query parameter support
  • Object conversion to request body (e.g., JSON, protocol buffers)
  • Multipart request body and file upload

Retrofit Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Retrofit?
HTTP is the way modern applications network. It’s how we exchange data & media. Doing HTTP efficiently makes your stuff load faster and saves bandwidth.
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
Amazon API Gateway
Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.
Insomnia REST Client
Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.
Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
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