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.