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Newman vs Postman: What are the differences?

What is Newman? CLI collection runner for Postman. Newman is a command-line collection runner for Postman. It allows you to effortlessly run and test a Postman collection directly from the command-line. It is built with extensibility in mind so that you can easily integrate it with your continuous integration servers and build systems.

What is Postman? Only complete API development environment. Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

Newman and Postman can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Newman is an open source tool with 3.67K GitHub stars and 524 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Newman's open source repository on GitHub.

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From a StackShare Community member: "I just started working for a start-up and we are in desperate need of better documentation for our API. Currently our API docs is in a README.md file. We are evaluating Postman and Swagger UI. Since there are many options and I was wondering what other StackSharers would recommend?"

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Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at ucreate.it | 8 upvotes 路 156.9K views

I use Postman because of the ease of team-management, using workspaces and teams, runner, collections, environment variables, test-scripts (post execution), variable management (pre and post execution), folders (inside collections, for better management of APIs), newman, easy-ci-integration (and probably a few more things that I am not able to recall right now).

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Sadik Ay
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I recommend Postman because it's easy to use with history option. Also, it has very great features like runner, collections, test scripts runners, defining environment variables and simple exporting and importing data.

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I use Swagger UI because it's an easy tool for end-consumers to visualize and test our APIs. It focuses on that ! And it's directly embedded and delivered with the APIs. Postman's built-in tools aren't bad, but their main focus isn't the documentation and also, they are hosted outside the project.

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Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow | 1 upvote 路 140.5K 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 Newman
Pros of Postman
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    • 484
      Easy to use
    • 368
      Great tool
    • 275
      Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
    • 155
      Easy setup, looks good
    • 143
      The best api workflow out there
    • 53
      It's the best
    • 53
      History feature
    • 44
      Adds real value to my workflow
    • 42
      Great interface that magically predicts your needs
    • 34
      The best in class app
    • 11
      Can save and share script
    • 9
      Fully featured without looking cluttered
    • 7
      Global/Environment Variables
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      Option to run scrips
    • 7
      Collections
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      Shareable Collections
    • 6
      Dead simple and useful. Excellent
    • 6
      Dark theme easy on the eyes
    • 5
      Awesome customer support
    • 5
      Great integration with newman
    • 4
      The test script is useful
    • 3
      Makes testing API's as easy as 1,2,3
    • 3
      Easy as pie
    • 3
      Saves responses
    • 3
      This has simplified my testing significantly
    • 3
      Simple
    • 3
      Documentation
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      Mocking API calls with predefined response
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      I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
    • 2
      API-network
    • 1
      Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
    • 1
      Continuous integration using newman
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      Graph
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      Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
    • 1
      Postman Runner CI Integration
    • 1
      Now supports GraphQL
    • 0
      <a href="http://fixbit.com/">useful tool</a>
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      Runner

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    Cons of Newman
    Cons of Postman
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      • 9
        Stores credentials in HTTP
      • 7
        Bloated features and UI
      • 7
        Poor GraphQL support
      • 6
        Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
      • 2
        Expensive
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        Can't prompt for per-request variables
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        Import curl
      • 1
        Support websocket
      • 1
        Import swagger

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      What is Newman?

      Newman is a command-line collection runner for Postman. It allows you to effortlessly run and test a Postman collection directly from the command-line. It is built with extensibility in mind so that you can easily integrate it with your continuous integration servers and build systems.

      What is Postman?

      It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

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