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Slate vs Swagger UI: What are the differences?

What is Slate? Beautiful static documentation for your API, inspired by Stripe's and Paypal's API docs. Slate helps you create beautiful API documentation. Think of it as an intelligent, responsive documentation template for your API.

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.

Slate and Swagger UI belong to "Documentation as a Service & Tools" category of the tech stack.

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

Slate is an open source tool with 27.2K GitHub stars and 16.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Slate's open source repository on GitHub.

What is Slate?

Slate helps you create beautiful API documentation. Think of it as an intelligent, responsive documentation template for your API.

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 Slate and Swagger UI?
        Postman
        It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
        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.
        ReadMe.io
        Collaborative Developer Hubs
        jsdoc
        JSDoc 3 is an API documentation generator for JavaScript, similar to JavaDoc or PHPDoc. You add documentation comments directly to your source code, right along side the code itself. The JSDoc Tool will scan your source code, and generate a complete HTML documentation website for you.
        Gitbook
        It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.
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        Noah Zoschke
        Noah Zoschke
        Engineering Manager at Segment · | 29 upvotes · 207.2K views
        atSegmentSegment
        Postman
        Postman
        Markdown
        Markdown
        ReadMe.io
        ReadMe.io
        Swagger UI
        Swagger UI
        #Documentation
        #Api
        #QA

        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 · 61.1K views
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        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        Node.js
        Node.js
        hapi
        hapi
        Vue.js
        Vue.js
        Swagger UI
        Swagger UI
        Slate
        Slate

        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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        documentation tool for online docu on the REST-Services

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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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