Any client application that can send HTTPS requests can be an appropriate tool for developing RESTful applications with the vCloud API.

REST client plug-ins are available for most browsers and many IDEs. The examples in the vCloud API Programming Guide were developed using two open-source programs: cURL ( and the RESTclient (

VMware provides additional SDK products that implement language-specific bindings for the vCloud API, and include their own HTTP client capability. See