Insomnia REST Client vs OpenAPI Specification

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Insomnia REST Client vs OpenAPI Specification: What are the differences?

Developers describe Insomnia REST Client as "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. On the other hand, OpenAPI Specification is detailed as "An API description format for REST APIs". 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.

Insomnia REST Client and OpenAPI Specification can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Insomnia REST Client is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Insomnia REST Client's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Insomnia REST Client has a broader approval, being mentioned in 35 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to OpenAPI Specification, which is listed in 22 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and OpenAPI Specification
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 277.3K 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 OpenAPI Specification
  • 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
  • 5
    API Documentation
  • 5
    API Specification

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Cons of Insomnia REST Client
Cons of OpenAPI Specification
  • 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 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.

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      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.
      Paw
      Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
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