Charles vs IBM - API Connect: What are the differences?
Charles: HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy. Charles is a web proxy (HTTP Proxy / HTTP Monitor) that runs on your own computer. Your web browser (or any other Internet application) is then configured to access the Internet through Charles, and Charles is then able to record and display for you all of the data that is sent and received; IBM - API Connect: A comprehensive API management solution for your entire API lifecycle from creation to management. A comprehensive API management solution for your entire API lifecycle from creation to management.
Charles and IBM - API Connect can be categorized as "API" tools.
Some of the features offered by Charles are:
- SSL Proxying – view SSL requests and responses in plain text
- Bandwidth Throttling to simulate slower Internet connections including latency
- AJAX debugging – view XML and JSON requests and responses as a tree or as text
On the other hand, IBM - API Connect provides the following key features:
- Create scalable and secure APIs for application servers, databases, enterprise service buses (ESB) and mainframes
- Manage—create and manage portals that allow developers to quickly discover and consume APIs and securely access enterprise data, and monitor APIs to improve performance.
- Secure—Administrators can manage security and governance over APIs and the microservices. IT can set and enforce API policies to secure back-end information assets and comply with governance and regulatory mandates.