API Blueprint vs Swagger UI

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API Blueprint vs Swagger UI: 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 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.

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

API Blueprint is an open source tool with 7.52K GitHub stars and 2.07K GitHub forks. Here's a link to API Blueprint'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 · 200.3K 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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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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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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Pros of API Blueprint
Pros of Swagger UI
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    Easy to use
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    Ecosystem of tools
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    Open Source
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    Can execute api calls from the documentation
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    Free to use
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    Customizable
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    Easy to implement in .Net
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    Mature, clean spec
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    API Visualization
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    Coverage
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    Easy to use
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    Scaffolding
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    Vibrant and active community
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    Elegant
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    Adopted by tm forum api
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    Clear for React
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    Can deploy API to AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda

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Cons of API Blueprint
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      Need to learn YAML and RAML
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      Doesn't generate code snippets in different languages
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      Documentation doesn't look that good
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      You don’t actually get in-line error highlighting
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      Does not support hypermedia

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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 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

    Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

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      What are some alternatives to API Blueprint and Swagger UI?
      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.
      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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