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Swagger UI vs Wiki.js: What are the differences?

Swagger UI: A 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; Wiki.js: A wiki engine running on Node.js and written in JavaScript. It is an open source, modern and powerful wiki app based on Node.js, Git, and Markdown. It runs on the flamingly fast Node.js engine and is optimized to conserve CPU resources.

Swagger UI and Wiki.js can be primarily classified as "Documentation as a Service &" tools.

Some of the features offered by Swagger UI are:

  • The UI works in any development environment, be it locally or in the web
  • Allow end developers to effortlessly interact and try out every single operation your API exposes for easy consumption
  • Quickly find and work with resources and endpoints with neatly categorized documentation

On the other hand, Wiki.js provides the following key features:

  • Page Permissions
  • Authentication Backends
  • Host Blocking

Swagger UI and Wiki.js are both open source tools. Swagger UI with 16.1K GitHub stars and 6.85K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Wiki.js with 5.39K GitHub stars and 722 GitHub forks.

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From a StackShare Community member: "I just started working for a start-up and we are in desperate need of better documentation for our API. Currently our API docs is in a README.md file. We are evaluating Postman and Swagger UI. Since there are many options and I was wondering what other StackSharers would recommend?"

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Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at ucreate.it · | 8 upvotes · 293.7K views

I use Postman because of the ease of team-management, using workspaces and teams, runner, collections, environment variables, test-scripts (post execution), variable management (pre and post execution), folders (inside collections, for better management of APIs), newman, easy-ci-integration (and probably a few more things that I am not able to recall right now).

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Sadik Ay
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I recommend Postman because it's easy to use with history option. Also, it has very great features like runner, collections, test scripts runners, defining environment variables and simple exporting and importing data.

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I use Swagger UI because it's an easy tool for end-consumers to visualize and test our APIs. It focuses on that ! And it's directly embedded and delivered with the APIs. Postman's built-in tools aren't bad, but their main focus isn't the documentation and also, they are hosted outside the project.

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Pros of Swagger UI
Pros of Wiki.js
  • 47
    Open Source
  • 34
    Can execute api calls from the documentation
  • 29
    Free to use
  • 19
    Customizable
  • 14
    Easy to implement in .Net
  • 13
    Mature, clean spec
  • 12
    API Visualization
  • 9
    Coverage
  • 6
    Scaffolding
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 5
    Vibrant and active community
  • 4
    Elegant
  • 3
    Adopted by tm forum api
  • 2
    Clear for React
  • 1
    Api
  • 1
    Can deploy API to AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda
  • 1
    Fast speed by node.js
  • 1
    Open Source

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Cons of Swagger UI
Cons of Wiki.js
  • 3
    Need to learn YAML and RAML
  • 2
    Documentation doesn't look that good
  • 1
    Doesn't generate code snippets in different languages
  • 1
    You don’t actually get in-line error highlighting
  • 1
    Does not support hypermedia
  • 1
    No tree structure by default

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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

What is Wiki.js?

It is an open source, modern and powerful wiki app based on Node.js, Git, and Markdown. It runs on the flamingly fast Node.js engine and is optimized to conserve CPU resources.

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What are some alternatives to Swagger UI and Wiki.js?
Postman
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
Docusaurus
Docusaurus is a project for easily building, deploying, and maintaining open source project websites.
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