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Apiary vs Swagger UI: 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; 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.

Apiary and Swagger UI belong to "Documentation as a Service & Tools" category of the tech stack.

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

According to the StackShare community, Swagger UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 203 company stacks & 101 developers stacks; compared to Apiary, which is listed in 44 company stacks and 18 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 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 and Swagger UI?
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      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.
      jsdoc
      JSDoc 3 is an API documentation generator for JavaScript, similar to JavaDoc or PHPDoc. You add documentation comments directly to your source code, right along side the code itself. The JSDoc Tool will scan your source code, and generate a complete HTML documentation website for you.
      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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      Decisions about Apiary and Swagger UI
      Noah Zoschke
      Noah Zoschke
      Engineering Manager at Segment · | 29 upvotes · 559.2K views
      atSegmentSegment
      Postman
      Postman
      Markdown
      Markdown
      ReadMe.io
      ReadMe.io
      Swagger UI
      Swagger UI
      #Documentation
      #Api
      #QA

      We just launched the Segment Config API (try it out for yourself here) — a set of public REST APIs that enable you to manage your Segment configuration. A public API is only as good as its #documentation. For the API reference doc we are using Postman.

      Postman is an “API development environment”. You download the desktop app, and build API requests by URL and payload. Over time you can build up a set of requests and organize them into a “Postman Collection”. You can generalize a collection with “collection variables”. This allows you to parameterize things like username, password and workspace_name so a user can fill their own values in before making an API call. This makes it possible to use Postman for one-off API tasks instead of writing code.

      Then you can add Markdown content to the entire collection, a folder of related methods, and/or every API method to explain how the APIs work. You can publish a collection and easily share it with a URL.

      This turns Postman from a personal #API utility to full-blown public interactive API documentation. The result is a great looking web page with all the API calls, docs and sample requests and responses in one place. Check out the results here.

      Postman’s powers don’t end here. You can automate Postman with “test scripts” and have it periodically run a collection scripts as “monitors”. We now have #QA around all the APIs in public docs to make sure they are always correct

      Along the way we tried other techniques for documenting APIs like ReadMe.io or Swagger UI. These required a lot of effort to customize.

      Writing and maintaining a Postman collection takes some work, but the resulting documentation site, interactivity and API testing tools are well worth it.

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      Tim Nolet
      Tim Nolet
      Founder, Engineer & Dishwasher at Checkly · | 7 upvotes · 230.6K views
      atChecklyHQChecklyHQ
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      Node.js
      Node.js
      hapi
      hapi
      Vue.js
      Vue.js
      Swagger UI
      Swagger UI
      Slate
      Slate

      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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      Joshua Dean Küpper
      Joshua Dean Küpper
      CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 3 upvotes · 2.7K views
      atScrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
      OpenAPI
      OpenAPI
      Swagger UI
      Swagger UI
      Postman
      Postman
      Swagger Inspector
      Swagger Inspector

      We use Swagger Inspector in conjunction with our universal REST-API "Charon". Swagger Inspector makes testing edge-cases hassle-free and lets testing look easy. Swagger Inspector 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.

      We previously used Postman but decided to switch over to Swagger Inspector because it also integrated seamlessly into Swagger UI, which we use for displaying our OpenAPI specification of said REST-API.

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      How developers use Apiary and Swagger UI
      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 Flutter Health Inc.
      Flutter Health Inc. uses ApiaryApiary

      We use Apiary for adding and updating the API specification.

      Avatar of p009922
      p009922 uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      documentation tool for online docu on the REST-Services

      Avatar of Chris Hartwig
      Chris Hartwig uses ApiaryApiary

      Used to document all our REST APIs

      Avatar of dotmos
      dotmos uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      Document our REST API.

      Avatar of Minyoung Kim
      Minyoung Kim uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      REST API 도큐먼트 관리

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