Insomnia REST Client vs JSON Server

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Insomnia REST Client

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JSON Server

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Insomnia REST Client vs JSON Server: What are the differences?

What is Insomnia REST Client? The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴. Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

What is JSON Server? Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds. For front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking. Created with <3 for front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking.

Insomnia REST Client and JSON Server can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

"Easy to work with" is the primary reason why developers consider Insomnia REST Client over the competitors, whereas "Stupid simple" was stated as the key factor in picking JSON Server.

Insomnia REST Client and JSON Server are both open source tools. JSON Server with 41.2K GitHub stars and 3.68K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Insomnia REST Client with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and JSON Server
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 218.3K 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 Insomnia REST Client
Pros of JSON Server
  • 16
    Easy to work with
  • 11
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 3
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
    Opensource
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map
  • 7
    Stupid simple

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Cons of Insomnia REST Client
Cons of JSON Server
  • 4
    Do not have team sharing options
  • 2
    Do not store credentials in HTTP
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    What is Insomnia REST Client?

    Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

    What is JSON Server?

    Created with <3 for front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking.

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    What tools integrate with Insomnia REST Client?
    What tools integrate with JSON Server?
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      What are some alternatives to Insomnia REST Client and JSON Server?
      Postman
      It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
      Amazon API Gateway
      Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.
      OpenAPI
      It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.
      OpenAPI Specification
      It defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection.
      Retrofit
      Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface
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