APItools聽vs聽Postman聽vs聽Restlet Studio

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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 路 241.7K 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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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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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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Decisions about APItools, Postman, and Restlet Studio

OpenAPI is an excellent tool for creating interactive and hosted documents when releasing an API to the public. We will leverage this, specifically for the public facing APIs that customers can integrate into (to automate creating projects and storing experiment data). Postman is more complicated to share with others and is not as rich for documentation.

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Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow | 1 upvote 路 216.1K views

Postman supports automation and organization in a way that Insomnia just doesn't. Admittedly, Insomnia makes it slightly easy to query the data that you get back (in a very MongoDB-esque query language) but Postman sets you up to develop the code that you would use in development/testing right in the editor.

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Pros of APItools
Pros of Postman
Pros of Restlet Studio
  • 3
    Flexibility
  • 2
    Price (free)
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Powerful
  • 1
    Easy way of debugging apps
  • 486
    Easy to use
  • 369
    Great tool
  • 275
    Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
  • 156
    Easy setup, looks good
  • 143
    The best api workflow out there
  • 53
    History feature
  • 53
    It's the best
  • 44
    Adds real value to my workflow
  • 42
    Great interface that magically predicts your needs
  • 34
    The best in class app
  • 11
    Can save and share script
  • 9
    Fully featured without looking cluttered
  • 7
    Option to run scrips
  • 7
    Collections
  • 7
    Global/Environment Variables
  • 6
    Dark theme easy on the eyes
  • 6
    Shareable Collections
  • 6
    Dead simple and useful. Excellent
  • 5
    Great integration with newman
  • 5
    Awesome customer support
  • 4
    Documentation
  • 4
    The test script is useful
  • 4
    Simple
  • 3
    This has simplified my testing significantly
  • 3
    Easy as pie
  • 3
    Makes testing API's as easy as 1,2,3
  • 3
    Saves responses
  • 2
    API-network
  • 2
    Mocking API calls with predefined response
  • 2
    I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
  • 1
    Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
  • 1
    Graph
  • 1
    Postman Runner CI Integration
  • 1
    Now supports GraphQL
  • 1
    Continuous integration using newman
  • 1
    Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
  • 0
    Runner
  • 0
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  • 1
    Powerful & intuitive API designer
  • 1
    GitHub Integration
  • 0
    Easy to used

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Cons of APItools
Cons of Postman
Cons of Restlet Studio
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    • 9
      Stores credentials in HTTP
    • 7
      Poor GraphQL support
    • 7
      Bloated features and UI
    • 7
      Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
    • 3
      Expensive
    • 2
      Not free after 5 users
    • 2
      Can't prompt for per-request variables
    • 1
      Support websocket
    • 1
      Import curl
    • 1
      Import swagger
    • 0
      Opaque Pricing Model

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    What is APItools?

    APItools is a service for developers to test and debug API traffic, troubleshoot, etc. and for devops to monitor API traffic. Available in the cloud and on-premise. Open source. In private beta.

    What is Postman?

    It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

    What is Restlet Studio?

    Packaged as a Chrome extension and accessible from any modern web browser, Restlet Studio instantly provides to any developer powerful API crafting capabilities. Through an intuitive interface, developers can visually define all the elements of a web API, and automatically generate the client SDK and server skeleton of their API.

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      What are some alternatives to APItools, Postman, and Restlet Studio?
      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.
      OpenAPI
      It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.
      OpenAPI Specification
      It defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection.
      Retrofit
      Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface
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