API Blueprint vs Insomnia REST Client

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API Blueprint

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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 😴. 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.

Decisions about API Blueprint and Insomnia REST Client
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 181.8K 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 API Blueprint
Pros of Insomnia REST Client
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    Easy to use
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    Ecosystem of tools
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    Easy to work with
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    Great user interface
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    Works with GraphQL
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    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
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    Opensource
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    Preserves request templates
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    Does not have history feature
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    Vim and Emacs key map

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Cons of API Blueprint
Cons of Insomnia REST Client
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      Do not store credentials in HTTP
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      Do not have team sharing options

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    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
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    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.
    OpenAPI
    It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.
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