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Apigee vs Postman: What are the differences?

Apigee: Intelligent and complete API platform. 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: 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.

Apigee and Postman can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Apigee are:

  • Design, secure, analyze, and scale your APIs with the Apigee Edge API management platform.
  • Predictive analytics to ensure intelligent and customized interactions.
  • Connect devices to the Internet, and enable partners and developers to access device functionality and data with APIs.

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

"Highly scalable and secure API Management Platform" is the primary reason why developers consider Apigee over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Postman.

According to the StackShare community, Postman has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1725 company stacks & 2166 developers stacks; compared to Apigee, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

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 Apigee and Postman?
Mashery
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Zuul
It is the front door for all requests from devices and websites to the backend of the Netflix streaming application. As an edge service application, It is built to enable dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, and security. Routing is an integral part of a microservice architecture.
Kong
Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.
WSO2
It delivers the only complete open source middleware platform. With its revolutionary componentized design, it is also the only open source platform-as-a-service for private and public clouds available today. With it, seamless migration and integration between servers, private clouds, and public clouds is now a reality.
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.
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Decisions about Apigee and Postman
Noah Zoschke
Noah Zoschke
Engineering Manager at Segment · | 29 upvotes · 208.8K 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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Jagdeep Singh
Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at ucreate.it · | 7 upvotes · 17.1K views
atucreateucreate
Postman
Postman

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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Nicholas Rogoff
Nicholas Rogoff
at Avanade UK Ltd. · | 7 upvotes · 105.1K views
atNHS Digital (NHS.UK)NHS Digital (NHS.UK)
.NET Core
.NET Core
C#
C#
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server
JavaScript
JavaScript
jQuery
jQuery
Git
Git
Azure DevOps
Azure DevOps
Postman
Postman
Newman
Newman
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio
Visual Studio

Secure Membership Web API backed by SQL Server. This is the backing API to store additional profile and complex membership metadata outside of an Azure AD B2C provider. The front-end using the Azure AD B2C to allow 3rd party trusted identity providers to authenticate. This API provides a way to add and manage more complex permission structures than can easily be maintained in Azure AD.

We have .Net developers and an Azure infrastructure environment using server-less functions, logic apps and SaaS where ever possible. For this service I opted to keep it as a classic WebAPI project and deployed to AppService.

  • Trusted Authentication Provider: @AzureActiveDirectoryB2C
  • Frameworks: .NET Core
  • Language: C# , Microsoft SQL Server , JavaScript
  • IDEs: Visual Studio Code , Visual Studio
  • Libraries: jQuery @EntityFramework, @AutoMapper, @FeatureToggle , @Swashbuckle
  • Database: @SqlAzure
  • Source Control: Git
  • Build and Release Pipelines: Azure DevOps
  • Test tools: Postman , Newman
  • Test framework: @nUnit, @moq
  • Infrastructure: @AzureAppService, @AzureAPIManagement
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Jason Barry
Jason Barry
Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 4 upvotes · 56.4K views
atFeaturePeekFeaturePeek
Insomnia REST Client
Insomnia REST Client
Postman
Postman
Paw
Paw
Dropbox
Dropbox

We've tried a couple REST clients over the years, and Insomnia REST Client has won us over the most. Here's what we like about it compared to other contenders in this category:

  • Uncluttered UI. Things are only in your face when you need them, and the app is visually organized in an intuitive manner.
  • Native Mac app. We wanted the look and feel to be on par with other apps in our OS rather than a web app / Electron app (cough Postman).
  • Easy team sync. Other apps have this too, but Insomnia's model best sets the "set and forget" mentality. Syncs are near instant and I'm always assured that I'm working on the latest version of API endpoints. Apps like Paw use a git-based approach to revision history, but I think this actually over-complicates the sync feature. For ensuring I'm always working on the latest version of something, I'd rather have the sync model be closer to Dropbox's than git's, and Insomnia is closer to Dropbox in that regard.

Some features like automatic public-facing documentation aren't supported, but we currently don't have any public APIs, so this didn't matter to us.

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Reviews of Apigee and Postman
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 Apigee and Postman
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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