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RAML vs Swagger UI: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Swagger UI? dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation. Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API.

RAML belongs to "API Tools" category of the tech stack, while Swagger UI can be primarily classified under "Documentation as a Service & Tools".

"API Specification" is the primary reason why developers consider RAML over the competitors, whereas "Open Source" was stated as the key factor in picking Swagger UI.

Rainist, Zalando, and Hootsuite are some of the popular companies that use Swagger UI, whereas RAML is used by Taboola, ikusei, and Anchnet. Swagger UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 205 company stacks & 107 developers stacks; compared to RAML, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

What is Swagger UI?

Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API
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      What are some alternatives to RAML and Swagger UI?
      YAML
      A human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored or transmitted.
      Apiary
      It takes more than a simple HTML page to thrill your API users. The right tools take weeks of development. Weeks that apiary.io saves.
      Postman
      It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
      Amazon API Gateway
      Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.
      Insomnia REST Client
      Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.
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      Noah Zoschke
      Noah Zoschke
      Engineering Manager at Segment · | 28 upvotes · 169.4K views
      atSegmentSegment
      Swagger UI
      Swagger UI
      ReadMe.io
      ReadMe.io
      Markdown
      Markdown
      Postman
      Postman
      #QA
      #Api
      #Documentation

      We just launched the Segment Config API (try it out for yourself here) — a set of public REST APIs that enable you to manage your Segment configuration. A public API is only as good as its #documentation. For the API reference doc we are using Postman.

      Postman is an “API development environment”. You download the desktop app, and build API requests by URL and payload. Over time you can build up a set of requests and organize them into a “Postman Collection”. You can generalize a collection with “collection variables”. This allows you to parameterize things like username, password and workspace_name so a user can fill their own values in before making an API call. This makes it possible to use Postman for one-off API tasks instead of writing code.

      Then you can add Markdown content to the entire collection, a folder of related methods, and/or every API method to explain how the APIs work. You can publish a collection and easily share it with a URL.

      This turns Postman from a personal #API utility to full-blown public interactive API documentation. The result is a great looking web page with all the API calls, docs and sample requests and responses in one place. Check out the results here.

      Postman’s powers don’t end here. You can automate Postman with “test scripts” and have it periodically run a collection scripts as “monitors”. We now have #QA around all the APIs in public docs to make sure they are always correct

      Along the way we tried other techniques for documenting APIs like ReadMe.io or Swagger UI. These required a lot of effort to customize.

      Writing and maintaining a Postman collection takes some work, but the resulting documentation site, interactivity and API testing tools are well worth it.

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      Tim Nolet
      Tim Nolet
      Founder, Engineer & Dishwasher at Checkly · | 7 upvotes · 43.9K views
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      Slate
      Slate
      Swagger UI
      Swagger UI
      Vue.js
      Vue.js
      hapi
      hapi
      Node.js
      Node.js
      JavaScript
      JavaScript

      JavaScript Node.js hapi Vue.js Swagger UI Slate

      Two weeks ago we released the public API for Checkly. We already had an API that was serving our frontend Vue.js app. We decided to create an new set of API endpoints and not reuse the already existing one. The blog post linked below details what parts we needed to refactor, what parts we added and how we handled generating API documentation. More specifically, the post dives into:

      • Refactoring the existing Hapi.js based API
      • API key based authentication
      • Refactoring models with Objection.js
      • Validating plan limits
      • Generating Swagger & Slate based documentation
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      How developers use RAML and Swagger UI
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      p009922 uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      documentation tool for online docu on the REST-Services

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      PSESD uses RAMLRAML

      To document PRS and EARS API's.

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      dotmos uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      Document our REST API.

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      Minyoung Kim uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      REST API 도큐먼트 관리

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