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Postman vs Runscope: What are the differences?

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; Runscope: API Performance Monitoring. Keep tabs on all aspects of your API's performance with uptime monitoring, integration testing, logging and real-time monitoring.

Postman and Runscope belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Postman are:

  • Compact layout
  • HTTP requests with file upload support
  • Formatted API responses for JSON and XML

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

  • Runscope Radar: Automatically monitor your APIs from around the globe. Integrates with PagerDuty, New Relic Insights, Keen IO, HipChat, Slack and more. Test complete API workflows with powerful assertions and notifications.
  • Runscope Metrics: API performance and usage reports.
  • Runscope API Traffic Inspector: Log and view API calls from any language or framework to any API to solve integration problems.

"Easy to use" is the top reason why over 463 developers like Postman, while over 15 developers mention "Great features" as the leading cause for choosing Runscope.

According to the StackShare community, Postman has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1725 company stacks & 2166 developers stacks; compared to Runscope, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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What is Postman?

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

What is Runscope?

Keep tabs on all aspects of your API's performance with uptime monitoring, integration testing, logging and real-time monitoring.
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    Reviews of Postman and Runscope
    Avatar of sergiotapia
    Senior Software Engineer
    Review ofPostmanPostman

    If you're building an API service, this Chrome extension is a must-have. It'll let you ping your endpoints using a nice clean UI that's built right into Chrome. You can also share your previous requests - a simple way to 'document' your API if you're short on time.

    Avatar of DaneLyons
    Cofounder
    Review ofPostmanPostman

    If someone is having trouble shipping data to the Knowtify API, I almost always share my postman collection. Working through the issue from there is typically pretty easy.

    Avatar of jgentes
    Founder of StartupCommunity.org at The Social Business
    Review ofPostmanPostman

    Not much to say, it's the best free tool out there for testing APIs. Get it.

    How developers use Postman and Runscope
    Avatar of shridhardalavi
    shridhardalavi uses PostmanPostman

    Postman is a powerful tool for performing integration testing with your API. It allows for repeatable, reliable tests that can be automated and used in a variety of environments and includes useful tools for persisting data and simulating how a user might actually be interacting with the system

    Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses PostmanPostman

    We use Postman in conjunction with our universal REST-API "JCVortex". Postman makes testing edge-cases hassle-free and lets testing look easy. Postman was also a great help to explore the Mojang-API, that we are dependent on, because it is the central repository for minecraft-account-data.

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    Rashid Muhammad uses PostmanPostman

    I use it for testing my Web Api. It's a easy tool for interacting with a RESTFul API and provides great tools for organizing requests. The Newman tool is great for allowing your tests to run in a CI/CD pipeline.

    Avatar of Xpertz
    Xpertz uses PostmanPostman

    Used to test API endpoints and monitor API which also acts as an API heartbeat to keep functions alive in Google Cloud in order to avoid timeout responses to Slack.

    Avatar of David Flynn
    David Flynn uses PostmanPostman

    We use Postman for all our API testing. Postman is invaluable. We would like to have a team licence so that we can use shared work spaces and test collections.

    Avatar of Nick De Cooman
    Nick De Cooman uses RunscopeRunscope

    Used Runscope for monitoring API uptime and data validation in context of the Harald beacon platform.

    Avatar of PSESD
    PSESD uses RunscopeRunscope

    Automated API tests for the backend and Ghost Inspector tests for the frontend

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