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Dimer vs Postman: What are the differences?

What is Dimer? Dimer generates a clean and beautiful documentation website from Markdown. Dimer makes it easy to publish your documentation, with a distraction-free writing experience and beautiful, handcrafted themes.

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.

Dimer belongs to "Documentation as a Service & Tools" category of the tech stack, while Postman can be primarily classified under "API Tools".

Some of the features offered by Dimer are:

  • extended markdown
  • documentation
  • slick writing experience

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
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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 248.7K 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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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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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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Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow | 1 upvote 路 222.3K 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 Dimer
Pros of Postman
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    • 486
      Easy to use
    • 369
      Great tool
    • 274
      Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
    • 155
      Easy setup, looks good
    • 143
      The best api workflow out there
    • 53
      History feature
    • 53
      It's the best
    • 44
      Adds real value to my workflow
    • 42
      Great interface that magically predicts your needs
    • 34
      The best in class app
    • 11
      Can save and share script
    • 9
      Fully featured without looking cluttered
    • 7
      Collections
    • 7
      Option to run scrips
    • 7
      Global/Environment Variables
    • 6
      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
    • 3
      This has simplified my testing significantly
    • 2
      API-network
    • 2
      I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
    • 2
      Mocking API calls with predefined response
    • 1
      Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
    • 1
      Graph
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      Postman Runner CI Integration
    • 1
      Now supports GraphQL
    • 1
      Continuous integration using newman
    • 1
      Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
    • 0
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    Cons of Dimer
    Cons of Postman
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      • 9
        Stores credentials in HTTP
      • 7
        Poor GraphQL support
      • 7
        Bloated features and UI
      • 7
        Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
      • 3
        Expensive
      • 2
        Not free after 5 users
      • 2
        Can't prompt for per-request variables
      • 1
        Support websocket
      • 1
        Import curl
      • 1
        Import swagger

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      What is Dimer?

      Dimer makes it easy to publish your documentation, with a distraction-free writing experience and beautiful, handcrafted themes.

      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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