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API Blueprint vs Slate: 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 Slate? Beautiful static documentation for your API, inspired by Stripe's and Paypal's API docs. Slate helps you create beautiful API documentation. Think of it as an intelligent, responsive documentation template for your API.

API Blueprint and Slate are primarily classified as "API" and "Documentation as a Service &" tools respectively.

API Blueprint and Slate are both open source tools. Slate with 27.2K GitHub stars and 16.9K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than API Blueprint with 7.48K 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 Slate?

Slate helps you create beautiful API documentation. Think of it as an intelligent, responsive documentation template for your API.
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          What are some alternatives to API Blueprint and Slate?
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          Decisions about API Blueprint and Slate
          Tim Nolet
          Tim Nolet
          Founder, Engineer & Dishwasher at Checkly | 7 upvotes 29.9K views
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          Slate
          Slate
          Swagger UI
          Swagger UI
          Vue.js
          Vue.js
          hapi
          hapi
          Node.js
          Node.js
          JavaScript
          JavaScript

          JavaScript Node.js hapi Vue.js Swagger UI Slate

          Two weeks ago we released the public API for Checkly. We already had an API that was serving our frontend Vue.js app. We decided to create an new set of API endpoints and not reuse the already existing one. The blog post linked below details what parts we needed to refactor, what parts we added and how we handled generating API documentation. More specifically, the post dives into:

          • Refactoring the existing Hapi.js based API
          • API key based authentication
          • Refactoring models with Objection.js
          • Validating plan limits
          • Generating Swagger & Slate based documentation
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