Postman vs. Kong vs. Charles

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Description

What is Postman?

Postman lets you create complex requests, go back in time and view results in a beautiful way.

What is Kong?

Kong was created to secure, manage and extend Microservices & APIs. Kong is powered by the battle-tested tech of NGINX and Cassandra with a focus on scalability, high performance & reliability. Kong runs in production at Mashape handling billions of requests to over ten thousand APIs.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Postman?
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    Why do developers choose Kong?
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    Why do developers choose Charles?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Postman?
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    What are the cons of using Kong?
    No Cons submitted yet for Kong
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    What are the cons of using Charles?
    No Cons submitted yet for Charles
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    Pricing

    How much does Postman cost?
    Postman Pricing
    How much does Kong cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Postman?
    1334 companies on StackShare use Postman
    What companies use Kong?
    35 companies on StackShare use Kong
    What companies use Charles?
    13 companies on StackShare use Charles

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Postman?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Postman
    What tools integrate with Kong?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Postman, Kong, and Charles?

    • Amazon API Gateway - Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale
    • Paw - The ultimate REST client for Mac
    • Runscope - API Performance Monitoring
    • Insomnia REST Client - The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client ūüėī

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