Amazon API Gateway vs Insomnia REST Client

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Amazon API Gateway vs Insomnia REST Client: What are the differences?

Amazon API Gateway: 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; 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.

Amazon API Gateway and Insomnia REST Client belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Amazon API Gateway are:

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

On the other hand, Insomnia REST Client provides the following key features:

  • Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Data import/export
  • SSL client certificates

"AWS Integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon API Gateway over the competitors, whereas "Easy to work with" was stated as the key factor in picking Insomnia REST Client.

Insomnia REST Client is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Insomnia REST Client's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon API Gateway has a broader approval, being mentioned in 170 company stacks & 65 developers stacks; compared to Insomnia REST Client, which is listed in 35 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

Decisions about Amazon API Gateway and Insomnia REST Client
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 218.3K 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 Amazon API Gateway
Pros of Insomnia REST Client
  • 36
    AWS Integration
  • 5
    Websockets
  • 1
    Serverless
  • 16
    Easy to work with
  • 11
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 3
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
    Opensource
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map

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Cons of Amazon API Gateway
Cons of Insomnia REST Client
  • 1
    Less expensive
  • 1
    No websocket broadcast
  • 4
    Do not have team sharing options
  • 2
    Do not store credentials in HTTP

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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 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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    What are some alternatives to Amazon API Gateway and Insomnia REST Client?
    Apigee
    API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world.
    Kong
    Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.
    NGINX
    nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
    Zuul
    It is the front door for all requests from devices and websites to the backend of the Netflix streaming application. As an edge service application, It is built to enable dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, and security. Routing is an integral part of a microservice architecture.
    Azure API Management
    Today's innovative enterprises are adopting API architectures to accelerate growth. Streamline your work across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with a single place for managing all your APIs.
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