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Apiary vs Postman: What are the differences?

Apiary: Integrated API documentation, prototyping and testing. 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: Only complete API development environment. Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

Apiary belongs to "Documentation as a Service & Tools" category of the tech stack, while Postman can be primarily classified under "API Tools".

Some of the features offered by Apiary are:

  • Documentation- Organized around resources, code samples with syntax highlight, easy to explore.
  • Inspector- Users can make API calls through apiary.io, we show them how they differ from documentation.
  • Community- Opensource your API documentation on GitHub. The right channel between developers on both side of the API.

On the other hand, Postman provides the following key features:

  • Compact layout
  • HTTP requests with file upload support
  • Formatted API responses for JSON and XML

"Easy to use" is the primary reason why developers consider Apiary over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Postman.

Typeform, PedidosYa, and Swat.io are some of the popular companies that use Postman, whereas Apiary is used by Sellsuki, Pipefy, and Hazeorid. Postman has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1752 company stacks & 2232 developers stacks; compared to Apiary, which is listed in 43 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

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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 Postman?

It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
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    Avatar of sergiotapia
    Senior Software Engineer
    Review ofPostmanPostman

    If you're building an API service, this Chrome extension is a must-have. It'll let you ping your endpoints using a nice clean UI that's built right into Chrome. You can also share your previous requests - a simple way to 'document' your API if you're short on time.

    Avatar of DaneLyons
    Cofounder
    Review ofPostmanPostman

    If someone is having trouble shipping data to the Knowtify API, I almost always share my postman collection. Working through the issue from there is typically pretty easy.

    Avatar of jgentes
    Founder of StartupCommunity.org at The Social Business
    Review ofPostmanPostman

    Not much to say, it's the best free tool out there for testing APIs. Get it.

    How developers use Apiary and Postman
    Avatar of shridhardalavi
    shridhardalavi uses PostmanPostman

    Postman is a powerful tool for performing integration testing with your API. It allows for repeatable, reliable tests that can be automated and used in a variety of environments and includes useful tools for persisting data and simulating how a user might actually be interacting with the system

    Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses PostmanPostman

    We use Postman in conjunction with our universal REST-API "JCVortex". Postman makes testing edge-cases hassle-free and lets testing look easy. Postman was also a great help to explore the Mojang-API, that we are dependent on, because it is the central repository for minecraft-account-data.

    Avatar of Rashid Muhammad
    Rashid Muhammad uses PostmanPostman

    I use it for testing my Web Api. It's a easy tool for interacting with a RESTFul API and provides great tools for organizing requests. The Newman tool is great for allowing your tests to run in a CI/CD pipeline.

    Avatar of Onezino Gabriel
    Onezino Gabriel uses ApiaryApiary

    Apiary é um excelente ferramente para documentação de sua API e guia para desenvolvimento do back-end. Utilizamos ele para garantir a informação correta a cada end-point.

    Avatar of Xpertz
    Xpertz uses PostmanPostman

    Used to test API endpoints and monitor API which also acts as an API heartbeat to keep functions alive in Google Cloud in order to avoid timeout responses to Slack.

    Avatar of David Flynn
    David Flynn uses PostmanPostman

    We use Postman for all our API testing. Postman is invaluable. We would like to have a team licence so that we can use shared work spaces and test collections.

    Avatar of Flutter Health Inc.
    Flutter Health Inc. uses ApiaryApiary

    We use Apiary for adding and updating the API specification.

    Avatar of Chris Hartwig
    Chris Hartwig uses ApiaryApiary

    Used to document all our REST APIs

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