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Gitbook vs Swagger UI: What are the differences?
Gitbook and Swagger UI can be primarily classified as "Documentation as a Service &" tools.
Rainist, Zalando, and Hootsuite are some of the popular companies that use Swagger UI, whereas Gitbook is used by cyber•Fund, OSInet, and HyperTrack. Swagger UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 281 company stacks & 556 developers stacks; compared to Gitbook, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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?"
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).
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.
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.
Pros of Gitbook
- Integrated high-quality editor4
Pros of Swagger UI
- Open Source48
- Can execute api calls from the documentation34
- Free to use29
- Easy to implement in .Net14
- Mature, clean spec13
- API Visualization12
- Easy to use6
- Vibrant and active community5
- Adopted by tm forum api3
- Clear for React2
- Can deploy API to AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda1
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Cons of Gitbook
- No longer Git or Open1
- Just sync with GitHub1
Cons of Swagger UI
- Need to learn YAML and RAML3
- Documentation doesn't look that good2
- Doesn't generate code snippets in different languages1
- You don’t actually get in-line error highlighting1
- Does not support hypermedia1