Alamofire vs Insomnia REST Client

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Alamofire

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Insomnia REST Client

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Alamofire vs Insomnia REST Client: What are the differences?

Alamofire: HTTP networking library for iOS and macOS. It is a Swift-based HTTP networking library for iOS and macOS. It provides an elegant interface on top of Apple's Foundation networking stack that simplifies a number of common networking tasks; Insomnia REST Client: The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴. Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

Alamofire and Insomnia REST Client can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Alamofire and Insomnia REST Client are both open source tools. It seems that Alamofire with 31.3K GitHub stars and 5.61K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Insomnia REST Client with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Alamofire and Insomnia REST Client
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 120.6K views

Postman supports automation and organization in a way that Insomnia just doesn't. Admittedly, Insomnia makes it slightly easy to query the data that you get back (in a very MongoDB-esque query language) but Postman sets you up to develop the code that you would use in development/testing right in the editor.

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Pros of Alamofire
Pros of Insomnia REST Client
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      Easy to work with
    • 9
      Great user interface
    • 5
      Works with GraphQL
    • 2
      Preserves request templates
    • 2
      Opensource
    • 2
      Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
    • 0
      Does not have history feature
    • 0
      Vim and Emacs key map

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    Cons of Alamofire
    Cons of Insomnia REST Client
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      • 1
        Do not have team sharing options
      • 1
        Do not store credentials in HTTP

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      What is Alamofire?

      It is a Swift-based HTTP networking library for iOS and macOS. It provides an elegant interface on top of Apple's Foundation networking stack that simplifies a number of common networking tasks.

      What is Insomnia REST Client?

      Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

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