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OpenAPI Specification vs OpenAPI: What are the differences?

Developers describe OpenAPI Specification as "An API description format for REST APIs". 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. On the other hand, OpenAPI is detailed as "Allows the owner of a network-accessible service to give universal access". It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.

OpenAPI Specification and OpenAPI can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

OpenAPI is an open source tool with 15.4K GitHub stars and 5.46K GitHub forks. Here's a link to OpenAPI's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, OpenAPI Specification has a broader approval, being mentioned in 34 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to OpenAPI, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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    What is OpenAPI?

    It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to OpenAPI and OpenAPI Specification?
    JsonAPI
    t is a format that works with HTTP. A main goal of the specification is to optimize HTTP requests both in terms of the number of requests and the size of data packages exchanged between clients and servers.
    Postman
    It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
    GraphQL
    GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012.
    OData
    It is an ISO/IEC approved, OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs. It helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the various approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats, query options, etc.
    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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