Charles vs Surge: What are the differences?
Developers describe Charles as "HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy". Charles is a web proxy (HTTP Proxy / HTTP Monitor) that runs on your own computer. Your web browser (or any other Internet application) is then configured to access the Internet through Charles, and Charles is then able to record and display for you all of the data that is sent and received. On the other hand, Surge is detailed as "Static web publishing for Front-End Developers". Surge makes it easy for developers to deploy projects to a production-quality CDN through Grunt, Gulp, npm.
Charles belongs to "API Tools" category of the tech stack, while Surge can be primarily classified under "Static Web Hosting".
According to the StackShare community, Charles has a broader approval, being mentioned in 16 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to Surge, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.