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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.

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Pros of Charles
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      Free plan
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      Simple
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      Free custom domain support
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      Deployment via command line
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      Smart about urls
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      Fast
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      Automatic urls based on filenames
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      404 status page based on 404.html
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      Free ssl

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    Cons of Charles
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        No free redirects

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      What is Charles?

      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.

      What is Surge?

      Surge makes it easy for developers to deploy projects to a production-quality CDN through Grunt, Gulp, npm.

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      What are some alternatives to Charles and Surge?
      Fiddler
      It is a free web debugging proxy for any browser, system or platform. It helps you debug web applications by capturing network traffic between the Internet and test computers. The tool enables you to inspect incoming and outgoing data to monitor and modify requests and responses before the browser receives them.
      Postman
      It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
      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.
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