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API Blueprint vs Insomnia REST Client: What are the differences?

What is API Blueprint? A powerful high-level API design language for web APIs. API Blueprint is simple and accessible to everybody involved in the API lifecycle. Its syntax is concise yet expressive. With API Blueprint you can quickly design and prototype APIs to be created or document and test already deployed mission-critical APIs.

What is Insomnia REST Client? The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 馃槾. Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

API Blueprint and Insomnia REST Client can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

API Blueprint and Insomnia REST Client are both open source tools. Insomnia REST Client with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than API Blueprint with 7.52K GitHub stars and 2.07K GitHub forks.

What is API Blueprint?

API Blueprint is simple and accessible to everybody involved in the API lifecycle. Its syntax is concise yet expressive. With API Blueprint you can quickly design and prototype APIs to be created or document and test already deployed mission-critical APIs.

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 API Blueprint and Insomnia REST Client?
          RAML
          RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing. It's concise - you only write what you need to define - and reusable. It is machine readable API design that is actually human friendly.
          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.
          Postman
          It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
          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.
          Paw
          Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
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          Decisions about API Blueprint and Insomnia REST Client
          Jason Barry
          Jason Barry
          Cofounder at FeaturePeek | 4 upvotes 38.3K views
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          Dropbox
          Dropbox
          Paw
          Paw
          Postman
          Postman
          Insomnia REST Client
          Insomnia REST Client

          We've tried a couple REST clients over the years, and Insomnia REST Client has won us over the most. Here's what we like about it compared to other contenders in this category:

          • Uncluttered UI. Things are only in your face when you need them, and the app is visually organized in an intuitive manner.
          • Native Mac app. We wanted the look and feel to be on par with other apps in our OS rather than a web app / Electron app (cough Postman).
          • Easy team sync. Other apps have this too, but Insomnia's model best sets the "set and forget" mentality. Syncs are near instant and I'm always assured that I'm working on the latest version of API endpoints. Apps like Paw use a git-based approach to revision history, but I think this actually over-complicates the sync feature. For ensuring I'm always working on the latest version of something, I'd rather have the sync model be closer to Dropbox's than git's, and Insomnia is closer to Dropbox in that regard.

          Some features like automatic public-facing documentation aren't supported, but we currently don't have any public APIs, so this didn't matter to us.

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