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Docusaurus vs Swagger UI: What are the differences?

Docusaurus: Easy to maintain open source documentation websites. Docusaurus is a project for easily building, deploying, and maintaining open source project websites; Swagger UI: dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation. Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API.

Docusaurus and Swagger UI can be categorized as "Documentation as a Service &" tools.

Docusaurus is an open source tool with 12.4K GitHub stars and 1.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docusaurus's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Swagger UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 205 company stacks & 107 developers stacks; compared to Docusaurus, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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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 · 156.9K 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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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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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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Pros of Docusaurus
Pros of Swagger UI
  • 6
    Self Hosted
  • 5
    Open Source
  • 2
    Easy customization
  • 2
    MDX
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    Jamstack
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    React
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    Free to use
  • 1
    I18n
  • 1
    Versioning
  • 46
    Open Source
  • 34
    Can execute api calls from the documentation
  • 28
    Free to use
  • 19
    Customizable
  • 14
    Easy to implement in .Net
  • 13
    Mature, clean spec
  • 11
    API Visualization
  • 9
    Coverage
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 6
    Scaffolding
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    Vibrant and active community
  • 4
    Elegant
  • 3
    Adopted by tm forum api
  • 2
    Clear for React
  • 1
    Can deploy API to AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda

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Cons of Docusaurus
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    • 2
      Need to learn YAML and RAML
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      You don’t actually get in-line error highlighting
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      Does not support hypermedia

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    What is Docusaurus?

    Docusaurus is a project for easily building, deploying, and maintaining open source project websites.

    What is Swagger UI?

    Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API

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    What are some alternatives to Docusaurus and Swagger UI?
    Confluence
    Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
    Gitbook
    It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.
    MkDocs
    It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.
    VuePress
    A minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system, and a default theme optimized for writing technical documentation. It was created to support the documentation needs of Vue's own sub projects.
    Hugo
    Hugo is a static site generator written in Go. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.
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