Insomnia REST Client vs Swagger Codegen

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Insomnia REST Client

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Insomnia REST Client vs Swagger Codegen: What are the differences?

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; Swagger Codegen: *Generate API clients or server stubs for REST API *. It is an open source project which allows generation of API client libraries (SDK generation), server stubs, and documentation automatically from an OpenAPI Specification.

Insomnia REST Client and Swagger Codegen can be categorized as "API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Insomnia REST Client are:

  • Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Data import/export
  • SSL client certificates

On the other hand, Swagger Codegen provides the following key features:

  • Generate client SDKs in over 40 different languages for end developers to easily integrate with your API
  • Always updated with the latest and greatest changes in the programming world
  • Remove tedious plumbing and configuration by generating boilerplate server code in over 20 different languages

Insomnia REST Client and Swagger Codegen are both open source tools. Insomnia REST Client with 10.9K GitHub stars and 627 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Swagger Codegen with 10.1K GitHub stars and 4.75K GitHub forks.

Digimedia ENVISION, 8villages, and Clippings are some of the popular companies that use Insomnia REST Client, whereas Swagger Codegen is used by NDS, WAITR, and edu.chat, inc. Insomnia REST Client has a broader approval, being mentioned in 50 company stacks & 142 developers stacks; compared to Swagger Codegen, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and Swagger Codegen
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 148.2K 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 Swagger Codegen
  • 15
    Easy to work with
  • 10
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 2
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
    Opensource
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 1
    SDK Generation

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Cons of Insomnia REST Client
Cons of Swagger Codegen
  • 2
    Do not store credentials in HTTP
  • 2
    Do not have team sharing options
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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 Swagger Codegen?

    It is an open source project which allows generation of API client libraries (SDK generation), server stubs, and documentation automatically from an OpenAPI Specification.

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    What tools integrate with Insomnia REST Client?
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      What are some alternatives to Insomnia REST Client and Swagger Codegen?
      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.
      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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