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apiDocjs vs Postman: What are the differences?

What is apiDocjs? Inline Documentation for RESTful web APIs. It creates a documentation from API annotations in your source code. It includes a default template which uses handlebars, Bootstrap, RequireJS and jQuery for the output of the generated apidata.js and apiproject.js as a html-page.

What is 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.

apiDocjs and Postman belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

apiDocjs is an open source tool with 7.61K GitHub stars and 1.34K GitHub forks. Here's a link to apiDocjs'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 路 257.2K 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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Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow | 1 upvote 路 229.7K views

Postman supports automation and organization in a way that Insomnia just doesn't. Admittedly, Insomnia makes it slightly easy to query the data that you get back (in a very MongoDB-esque query language) but Postman sets you up to develop the code that you would use in development/testing right in the editor.

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Pros of apiDocjs
Pros of Postman
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    Easy to use
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    Eady to use
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    Easy to use
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    Great tool
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    Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
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    Easy setup, looks good
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    The best api workflow out there
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    History feature
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    It's the best
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    Adds real value to my workflow
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    Great interface that magically predicts your needs
  • 34
    The best in class app
  • 11
    Can save and share script
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    Fully featured without looking cluttered
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    Collections
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    Option to run scrips
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    Global/Environment Variables
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    Dead simple and useful. Excellent
  • 6
    Shareable Collections
  • 6
    Dark theme easy on the eyes
  • 5
    Awesome customer support
  • 5
    Great integration with newman
  • 4
    Simple
  • 4
    The test script is useful
  • 4
    Documentation
  • 3
    Easy as pie
  • 3
    Saves responses
  • 3
    Makes testing API's as easy as 1,2,3
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    This has simplified my testing significantly
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    API-network
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    I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
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    Mocking API calls with predefined response
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    Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
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    Graph
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    Postman Runner CI Integration
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    Now supports GraphQL
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    Continuous integration using newman
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    Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
  • 0
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    Runner

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Cons of apiDocjs
Cons of Postman
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    Dont make tests
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    Stores credentials in HTTP
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    Poor GraphQL support
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    Bloated features and UI
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    Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
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    Expensive
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    Not free after 5 users
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    Can't prompt for per-request variables
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    Support websocket
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    Import curl
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    Import swagger

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What is apiDocjs?

It creates a documentation from API annotations in your source code. It includes a default template which uses handlebars, Bootstrap, RequireJS and jQuery for the output of the generated api_data.js and api_project.js as a html-page.

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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What are some alternatives to apiDocjs and Postman?
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.
OpenAPI
It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.
OpenAPI Specification
It defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection.
Retrofit
Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface
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