Amazon API Gateway聽vs聽Insomnia REST Client聽vs聽Postman

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From a StackShare Community member: "I just started working for a start-up and we are in desperate need of better documentation for our API. Currently our API docs is in a README.md file. We are evaluating Postman and Swagger UI. Since there are many options and I was wondering what other StackSharers would recommend?"

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Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at ucreate.it | 8 upvotes 路 156.9K views

I use Postman because of the ease of team-management, using workspaces and teams, runner, collections, environment variables, test-scripts (post execution), variable management (pre and post execution), folders (inside collections, for better management of APIs), newman, easy-ci-integration (and probably a few more things that I am not able to recall right now).

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Sadik Ay
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Postman

I recommend Postman because it's easy to use with history option. Also, it has very great features like runner, collections, test scripts runners, defining environment variables and simple exporting and importing data.

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I use Swagger UI because it's an easy tool for end-consumers to visualize and test our APIs. It focuses on that ! And it's directly embedded and delivered with the APIs. Postman's built-in tools aren't bad, but their main focus isn't the documentation and also, they are hosted outside the project.

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Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow | 1 upvote 路 140.5K 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
Pros of Postman
  • 35
    AWS Integration
  • 5
    Websockets
  • 1
    Serverless
  • 15
    Easy to work with
  • 10
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 2
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
    Opensource
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 484
    Easy to use
  • 368
    Great tool
  • 275
    Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
  • 155
    Easy setup, looks good
  • 143
    The best api workflow out there
  • 53
    It's the best
  • 53
    History feature
  • 44
    Adds real value to my workflow
  • 42
    Great interface that magically predicts your needs
  • 34
    The best in class app
  • 11
    Can save and share script
  • 9
    Fully featured without looking cluttered
  • 7
    Global/Environment Variables
  • 7
    Option to run scrips
  • 7
    Collections
  • 6
    Shareable Collections
  • 6
    Dead simple and useful. Excellent
  • 6
    Dark theme easy on the eyes
  • 5
    Awesome customer support
  • 5
    Great integration with newman
  • 4
    The test script is useful
  • 3
    Makes testing API's as easy as 1,2,3
  • 3
    Easy as pie
  • 3
    Saves responses
  • 3
    This has simplified my testing significantly
  • 3
    Simple
  • 3
    Documentation
  • 2
    Mocking API calls with predefined response
  • 2
    I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
  • 2
    API-network
  • 1
    Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
  • 1
    Continuous integration using newman
  • 1
    Graph
  • 1
    Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
  • 1
    Postman Runner CI Integration
  • 1
    Now supports GraphQL
  • 0
    <a href="http://fixbit.com/">useful tool</a>
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    Runner

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Cons of Amazon API Gateway
Cons of Insomnia REST Client
Cons of Postman
  • 1
    Less expensive
  • 1
    No websocket broadcast
  • 2
    Do not store credentials in HTTP
  • 2
    Do not have team sharing options
  • 9
    Stores credentials in HTTP
  • 7
    Bloated features and UI
  • 7
    Poor GraphQL support
  • 6
    Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
  • 2
    Expensive
  • 1
    Can't prompt for per-request variables
  • 1
    Import curl
  • 1
    Support websocket
  • 1
    Import swagger

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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.

What is Postman?

It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

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