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Shields.io vs Tyk Cloud: What are the differences?

Developers describe Shields.io as "GitHub badges as a service". Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services. On the other hand, Tyk Cloud is detailed as "Open Source API Management". Tyk is a lightweight, open source API Gateway and enables you to control who accesses your API, when they access it and how they access it. Tyk will also record detailed analytics on how your users are interacting with your API and when things go wrong.

Shields.io and Tyk Cloud can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Shields.io are:

  • Have your own GitHub badges
  • Visual consistency
  • Look good on high-res displays

On the other hand, Tyk Cloud provides the following key features:

  • API Management Dashboard
  • API Analytics
  • API Developer Portal

"Easiest way to create lovely badges" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Shields.io, while over 5 developers mention "Full featured" as the leading cause for choosing Tyk Cloud.

Shields.io and Tyk Cloud are both open source tools. It seems that Shields.io with 8.53K GitHub stars and 2.01K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Tyk Cloud with 4.6K GitHub stars and 616 GitHub forks.

What is Shields.io?

Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

What is Tyk Cloud?

Tyk is a lightweight, open source API Gateway and enables you to control who accesses your API, when they access it and how they access it. Tyk will also record detailed analytics on how your users are interacting with your API and when things go wrong.
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