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Unlocking Dev Proxy: An Interview with Microsoft Experts Garry Trinder and Waldeck Mastykarz

Unlocking Dev Proxy: An Interview with Microsoft Experts Garry Trinder and Waldeck Mastykarz

I’m thrilled to share an interview with two of Microsoft’s best Developer Advocates, Garry Trinder and Waldeck Mastykarz, where we dive deep into the powerful world of Dev Proxy. This is a must-watch for anyone looking to enhance their development workflow, especially if you’re working with Microsoft 365.

Garry and Waldeck have been working on Dev Proxy since the start and are the driving force behind its ever-increasing list of awesomely useful features.

Why Watch This Interview?

Dev Proxy is a game-changer in the realm of API simulation and testing. This tool helps developers seamlessly handle web requests and integration with external services, significantly improving local development environments and debugging processes. Whether you’re an experienced developer or a team manager, this interview provides invaluable insights that can optimize your entire development setup. This is a free tool which is being actively maintained and enjoys regular new features. It’s easy to get started with but completely customisable and extensible.

Key Highlights:

🚀 API Simulation Beyond the Happy Path: Garry and Waldeck explain how Dev Proxy helps test applications beyond just success scenarios. They delve into error responses, throttling behaviors, and more to ensure your app is robust in real-world conditions.

🛠 Flexibility and Customization: Learn about Dev Proxy’s plugin system, which allows you to mock APIs, monitor requests, and even generate OpenAPI specs. Custom plugins can also be created, providing unparalleled flexibility for your specific needs.

Tom: This video was recorded JUST before Microsoft Build. In the video you can notice how a heavy reference is made to using Dev Proxy to generate Open API specs. At Build we learnt that soon developers will be able to create Copilot plugins using Open API spec files, and there are Build sessions that feature Dev Proxy creating these files. Garry and Waldeck must have known this at the time of the recording, but couldn’t talk about it! More about what’s new at Build for developers: What’s new for developers from Build 2024 – Copilot for Microsoft 365 Edition.

🔄 Integration with Microsoft 365: Discover how Dev Proxy enhances Microsoft 365 development by simulating Graph API and other Microsoft services, making it easier to test and debug your applications.

📈 Real-World Use Cases: Hear firsthand from Garry and Waldeck about real-world applications and tips for getting started with Dev Proxy. Their experiences and examples make it clear why this tool is a must-have in your developer toolkit.

Why Dev Proxy?

As developers, we often face challenges when dealing with APIs, especially when preparing for real-world scenarios where things don’t always go as planned. Dev Proxy simplifies these processes, offering features that not only save time but also bring a new level of accuracy and reliability to our workflows.

Garry and Waldeck highlight the importance of this tool in modern software development, making complex tasks straightforward and manageable.

Watch the Interview Now!

Unlock the full potential of Dev Proxy by watching our in-depth interview HERE. It’s packed with insights and practical knowledge that will make a tangible difference in your development process. Once you have, then go to to learn more, download Dev Proxy and get started today!

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Let’s Connect!

What are your experiences with API testing and simulation? Have you tried Dev Proxy yet? Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments below! We’re eager to engage with our community and learn from your experiences too.

Written by Tom Morgan

Tom is a Microsoft Teams Platform developer and Microsoft MVP who has been blogging for over a decade. Find out more.
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