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Ambassador vs Postman: What are the differences?

What is Ambassador? Open source, Kubernetes-native API Gateway for Microservices built on Envoy. Map services to arbitrary URLs in a single, declarative YAML file. Configure routes with CORS support, circuit breakers, timeouts, and more. Replace your Kubernetes ingress controller. Route gRPC, WebSockets, or HTTP.

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

Ambassador and Postman can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Ambassador is an open source tool with 2.03K GitHub stars and 288 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ambassador's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 · 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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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 · 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 Ambassador
Pros of Postman
  • 3
    Edge-proxy
  • 1
    Kubernetes friendly configuration
  • 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
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    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 Ambassador
Cons of Postman
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    • 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 Ambassador?

    Map services to arbitrary URLs in a single, declarative YAML file. Configure routes with CORS support, circuit breakers, timeouts, and more. Replace your Kubernetes ingress controller. Route gRPC, WebSockets, or HTTP.

    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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    What are some alternatives to Ambassador and Postman?
    Consul
    Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.
    Envoy
    Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
    Istio
    Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.
    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.
    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.
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