RAML vs Restlet: What are the differences?
RAML: RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing. 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; Restlet: Provides tools for developers to design, create, run and manage APIs. It is an open source REST framework for the Java platform. It is suitable for both server and client Web applications. It supports major Internet transport, data format, and service description standards like HTTP and HTTPS, SMTP, XML, JSON, Atom, and WADL.
RAML and Restlet belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by RAML are:
- Create and pull in namespaced, reusable libraries, containing data types
- Annotations let you add vendor specific functionality without compromising your spec
- Traits and resource Types let you take advantage of code reuse and design patterns
On the other hand, Restlet provides the following key features:
- Native REST Support
- Secure and Scalable
- Broad Use Case Support