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Insomnia REST Client vs Rest.li: What are the differences?

Developers describe Insomnia REST Client as "The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 馃槾". 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, Rest.li is detailed as "A REST+JSON framework for robust, scalable service architectures, by LinkedIn". Rest.li is an open source REST framework for building robust, scalable RESTful architectures using type-safe bindings and asynchronous, non-blocking IO. Rest.li fills a niche for applying RESTful principals at scale with an end-to-end developer workflow for buildings REST APIs that promotes clean REST practices, uniform interface design and consistent data modeling.

Insomnia REST Client and Rest.li can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Insomnia REST Client and Rest.li are both open source tools. It seems that Insomnia REST Client with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Rest.li with 1.94K GitHub stars and 392 GitHub forks.

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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 Rest.li?

Rest.li is an open source REST framework for building robust, scalable RESTful architectures using type-safe bindings and asynchronous, non-blocking IO. Rest.li fills a niche for applying RESTful principals at scale with an end-to-end developer workflow for buildings REST APIs that promotes clean REST practices, uniform interface design and consistent data modeling.
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            What are some alternatives to Insomnia REST Client and Rest.li?
            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.
            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.
            Runscope
            Keep tabs on all aspects of your API's performance with uptime monitoring, integration testing, logging and real-time monitoring.
            RAML
            RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing. It's concise - you only write what you need to define - and reusable. It is machine readable API design that is actually human friendly.
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            Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and Rest.li
            Jason Barry
            Jason Barry
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            Insomnia REST Client
            Insomnia REST Client

            We've tried a couple REST clients over the years, and Insomnia REST Client has won us over the most. Here's what we like about it compared to other contenders in this category:

            • Uncluttered UI. Things are only in your face when you need them, and the app is visually organized in an intuitive manner.
            • Native Mac app. We wanted the look and feel to be on par with other apps in our OS rather than a web app / Electron app (cough Postman).
            • Easy team sync. Other apps have this too, but Insomnia's model best sets the "set and forget" mentality. Syncs are near instant and I'm always assured that I'm working on the latest version of API endpoints. Apps like Paw use a git-based approach to revision history, but I think this actually over-complicates the sync feature. For ensuring I'm always working on the latest version of something, I'd rather have the sync model be closer to Dropbox's than git's, and Insomnia is closer to Dropbox in that regard.

            Some features like automatic public-facing documentation aren't supported, but we currently don't have any public APIs, so this didn't matter to us.

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