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IBM - API Connect vs Postman: What are the differences?

Developers describe IBM - API Connect as "A comprehensive API management solution for your entire API lifecycle from creation to management". A comprehensive API management solution for your entire API lifecycle from creation to management. On the other hand, Postman is detailed as "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.

IBM - API Connect and Postman belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by IBM - API Connect are:

  • Create scalable and secure APIs for application servers, databases, enterprise service buses (ESB) and mainframes
  • Manage鈥攃reate and manage portals that allow developers to quickly discover and consume APIs and securely access enterprise data, and monitor APIs to improve performance.
  • Secure鈥擜dministrators can manage security and governance over APIs and the microservices. IT can set and enforce API policies to secure back-end information assets and comply with governance and regulatory mandates.

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

"Innovated Approach, Super customer support" is the top reason why over 2 developers like IBM - API Connect, while over 464 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing Postman.

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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 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 | 8 upvotes 路 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

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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Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow | 1 upvote 路 140.5K 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 IBM API Connect
Pros of Postman
  • 5
    Innovated Approach, Super customer support
  • 2
    Secure API Management
  • 484
    Easy to use
  • 368
    Great tool
  • 275
    Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
  • 155
    Easy setup, looks good
  • 143
    The best api workflow out there
  • 53
    It's the best
  • 53
    History feature
  • 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
    Global/Environment Variables
  • 7
    Option to run scrips
  • 7
  • 6
    Shareable Collections
  • 6
    Dead simple and useful. Excellent
  • 6
    Dark theme easy on the eyes
  • 5
    Awesome customer support
  • 5
    Great integration with newman
  • 4
    The test script is useful
  • 3
    Makes testing API's as easy as 1,2,3
  • 3
    Easy as pie
  • 3
    Saves responses
  • 3
    This has simplified my testing significantly
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
    Mocking API calls with predefined response
  • 2
    I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
  • 2
  • 1
    Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
  • 1
    Continuous integration using newman
  • 1
  • 1
    Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
  • 1
    Postman Runner CI Integration
  • 1
    Now supports GraphQL
  • 0
    <a href="">useful tool</a>
  • 0

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Cons of IBM API Connect
Cons of Postman
  • 2
    Not open, no community research. No Trial download
  • 9
    Stores credentials in HTTP
  • 7
    Bloated features and UI
  • 7
    Poor GraphQL support
  • 6
    Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
  • 2
  • 1
    Can't prompt for per-request variables
  • 1
    Import curl
  • 1
    Support websocket
  • 1
    Import swagger

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What is IBM API Connect?

It is a complete, modern, intuitive and scalable API platform that lets you create, securely expose, manage and monetize APIs across clouds so that you and your customers can power digital applications and spur innovation.

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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