When developing with Encore, one of the great parts is that calling API endpoints is just as easy as calling a function, and a great developer experience with immediate auto-completion and compile-time checking of the data you pass in.
However, calling APIs from another project like a website or a mobile app has traditionally been a frustrating experience, involving lots of manual boilerplate to create type-safe client classes.
Not anymore. With Encore, you can generate a type-safe client to get all the same benefits for an external projects.
To generate a client, simply use
encore gen client --lang=<lang> app-id, where
lang is the language code.
For example, to generate a type-safe TypeScript client, use
The precise structure of the generated code depends on the language, to make sure it's idiomatic and easy to use, but always includes all the publicly accessible endpoints, data structures, and documentation strings.
encore gen client --help for a list of currently supported languages.