Paw vs. JSON Server vs. Charles

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What is Paw?

Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.

What is JSON Server?

Created with <3 for front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking.

What is Charles?

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.
Why do developers choose Paw?
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Why do developers choose JSON Server?
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Why do developers choose Charles?
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What are the cons of using Paw?
Downsides of Paw?

What are the cons of using JSON Server?
No Cons submitted yet for JSON Server
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What are the cons of using Charles?
No Cons submitted yet for Charles
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How much does Paw cost?
How much does JSON Server cost?
How much does Charles cost?
What companies use Paw?
21 companies on StackShare use Paw
What companies use JSON Server?
3 companies on StackShare use JSON Server
What companies use Charles?
17 companies on StackShare use Charles

What are some alternatives to Paw, JSON Server, and Charles?

  • Postman - Postman is the only complete API development environment.
  • Amazon API Gateway - Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale
  • Insomnia REST Client - The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴
  • Runscope - API Performance Monitoring

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