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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 · 184.2K 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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Pros of Apiary
Pros of Gelato.io
Pros of Swagger UI
  • 28
    Easy to use
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    Free to use
  • 12
    Traffic inspector
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    Free
  • 10
    Collaboration
  • 7
    Mock API
  • 4
    Dashboard
  • 3
    Customization
  • 2
    30 Days Trial
  • 2
    Documentation
  • 2
    Access Control
  • 2
    Validate API Documentation
  • 1
    API explorer
  • 1
    Clean syntax
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    Provisioning
  • 1
    Shared API blueprint templates
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    Github integration helps with collaboration
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    Code auto-generation
  • 3
    API explorer
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    Swagger and API blueprint import
  • 3
    Code auto-generation
  • 2
    Good feature developer likes
  • 2
    Great API editor
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    Developers on our API are saying how they love our docs
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    Easy and customizable
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    Kong integration
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    Open Source
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    Can execute api calls from the documentation
  • 28
    Free to use
  • 19
    Customizable
  • 14
    Easy to implement in .Net
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    Mature, clean spec
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    API Visualization
  • 9
    Coverage
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 6
    Scaffolding
  • 5
    Vibrant and active community
  • 4
    Elegant
  • 3
    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 Apiary
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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 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.

      What is Gelato.io?

      Gelato.io is a SaaS tool for creating API documentation and developer portals.

      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

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      What are some alternatives to Apiary, Gelato.io, and Swagger UI?
      ReadMe.io
      It is an easy-to-use tool to help you build out documentation! Each documentation site that you publish is a project where there is space for documentation, interactive API reference guides, a changelog, and much more.
      Apigee
      API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world.
      Postman
      It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
      Gitbook
      It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.
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      Docusaurus is a project for easily building, deploying, and maintaining open source project websites.
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