Postman vs Swagger Codegen: What are the differences?
Developers describe Postman as "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. On the other hand, Swagger Codegen is detailed as "*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.
Postman and Swagger Codegen can be categorized as "API" tools.
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, 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
Swagger Codegen is an open source tool with 10.1K GitHub stars and 4.75K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Swagger Codegen's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Postman has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2483 company stacks & 12130 developers stacks; compared to Swagger Codegen, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.