Amazon API Gateway vs Swagger UI

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Amazon API Gateway vs Swagger UI: 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; Swagger UI: dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation. Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API.

Amazon API Gateway belongs to "API Tools" category of the tech stack, while Swagger UI can be primarily classified under "Documentation as a Service & Tools".

"AWS Integration" is the top reason why over 23 developers like Amazon API Gateway, while over 33 developers mention "Open Source" as the leading cause for choosing Swagger UI.

According to the StackShare community, Swagger UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 203 company stacks & 101 developers stacks; compared to Amazon API Gateway, which is listed in 167 company stacks and 62 developer stacks.

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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 · 168.3K 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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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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Pros of Amazon API Gateway
Pros of Swagger UI
  • 35
    AWS Integration
  • 5
    Websockets
  • 1
    Serverless
  • 46
    Open Source
  • 34
    Can execute api calls from the documentation
  • 28
    Free to use
  • 19
    Customizable
  • 14
    Easy to implement in .Net
  • 13
    Mature, clean spec
  • 11
    API Visualization
  • 9
    Coverage
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 6
    Scaffolding
  • 5
    Vibrant and active community
  • 4
    Elegant
  • 3
    Adopted by tm forum api
  • 2
    Clear for React
  • 1
    Can deploy API to AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda

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Cons of Amazon API Gateway
Cons of Swagger UI
  • 1
    Less expensive
  • 1
    No websocket broadcast
  • 2
    Need to learn YAML and RAML
  • 1
    You don’t actually get in-line error highlighting
  • 1
    Does not support hypermedia

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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 Swagger UI?

Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API

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What are some alternatives to Amazon API Gateway and Swagger UI?
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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