Amazon API Gateway vs Apiary

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Amazon API Gateway vs Apiary: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon API Gateway as "Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale". 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. On the other hand, Apiary is detailed as "Integrated API documentation, prototyping and testing". It takes more than a simple HTML page to thrill your API users. The right tools take weeks of development. Weeks that apiary.io saves.

Amazon API Gateway can be classified as a tool in the "API Tools" category, while Apiary is grouped under "Documentation as a Service & Tools".

Some of the features offered by Amazon API Gateway are:

  • Build, Deploy and Manage APIs
  • Resiliency
  • API Lifecycle Management

On the other hand, Apiary provides the following key features:

  • Documentation- Organized around resources, code samples with syntax highlight, easy to explore.
  • Inspector- Users can make API calls through apiary.io, we show them how they differ from documentation.
  • Community- Opensource your API documentation on GitHub. The right channel between developers on both side of the API.

"AWS Integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon API Gateway over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Apiary.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon API Gateway has a broader approval, being mentioned in 170 company stacks & 65 developers stacks; compared to Apiary, which is listed in 43 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

What is Apiary?

It takes more than a simple HTML page to thrill your API users. The right tools take weeks of development. Weeks that apiary.io saves.
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon API Gateway and Apiary?
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      How developers use Amazon API Gateway and Apiary
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      Simple Merchant uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      API Gateway in conjunction with Lambda has allowed us to become 'serverless'. We have a number of API endpoints that range from simple CRUD operations, through to triggering chains of complex background jobs. Like Lambda, this service has released us from getting bogged down in infrastructure management, freeing up huge amounts of time to focus on solving business problems.

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      Onezino Gabriel uses ApiaryApiary

      Apiary é um excelente ferramente para documentação de sua API e guia para desenvolvimento do back-end. Utilizamos ele para garantir a informação correta a cada end-point.

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      IndiTip uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      It provides me with POST endpoints; I don't run servers and some third-party services need to POST data to my application.

      Avatar of Patty R
      Patty R uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      Triggers the Lambda function from a GitHub WebHook push into https://github.com/smyleeface/smylee_hugo_site.

      Avatar of Secumail
      Secumail uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      Excellent API Gateway, some quirks but most are being addressed over time, easy integration with Lambda

      Avatar of Flutter Health Inc.
      Flutter Health Inc. uses ApiaryApiary

      We use Apiary for adding and updating the API specification.

      Avatar of Luca Bianchi
      Luca Bianchi uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      Fast, predictable and reliable API deployment

      Avatar of Chris Hartwig
      Chris Hartwig uses ApiaryApiary

      Used to document all our REST APIs

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