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OkHttp vs Paw: What are the differences?

Developers describe OkHttp as "An open source HTTP client". HTTP is the way modern applications network. It’s how we exchange data & media. Doing HTTP efficiently makes your stuff load faster and saves bandwidth. On the other hand, Paw is detailed as "The ultimate REST client for Mac". 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.

OkHttp and Paw belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by OkHttp are:

  • HTTP/2 support allows all requests to the same host to share a socket.
  • Connection pooling reduces request latency (if HTTP/2 isn’t available).
  • Transparent GZIP shrinks download sizes.

On the other hand, Paw provides the following key features:

  • Organize your Requests, make Groups or sort by Host, Name, etc.
  • Easily build your requests, enjoy Formatters and Dynamic Values.
  • See Request and Response infos, headers, and body.

Swat.io, Pubu, and Paw are some of the popular companies that use Paw, whereas OkHttp is used by FarmLogs, Gridle, and Tokopedia. Paw has a broader approval, being mentioned in 22 company stacks & 105 developers stacks; compared to OkHttp, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of OkHttp
Pros of Paw
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    • 46
      Great interface
    • 38
      Easy to use
    • 25
      More stable and performant than the others
    • 16
      Saves endpoints list for testing
    • 13
      Supports environment variables
    • 12
      Integrations
    • 9
      Multi-Dimension Environment Settings
    • 4
      Paste curl commands into Paw
    • 2
      Creates code for any language or framework

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    Cons of OkHttp
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      • 3
        It's not free
      • 2
        MacOS Only

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      What is OkHttp?

      HTTP is the way modern applications network. It’s how we exchange data & media. Doing HTTP efficiently makes your stuff load faster and saves bandwidth.

      What is 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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