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Falcor vs Postman: What are the differences?

Falcor: A JavaScript library for efficient data fetching, created by Netflix. Falcor lets you represent all your remote data sources as a single domain model via a virtual JSON graph. You code the same way no matter where the data is, whether in memory on the client or over the network on the server; Postman: Only complete API development environment. Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

Falcor and Postman can be categorized as "API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Falcor are:

  • One Model Everywhere
  • The Data is the API
  • Bind to the Cloud

On the other hand, Postman provides the following key features:

  • Compact layout
  • HTTP requests with file upload support
  • Formatted API responses for JSON and XML

Falcor is an open source tool with 9.36K GitHub stars and 449 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Falcor's open source repository on GitHub.

Typeform, PedidosYa, and Swat.io are some of the popular companies that use Postman, whereas Falcor is used by Netflix, AngularClass, and PiggyPot. Postman has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1752 company stacks & 2232 developers stacks; compared to Falcor, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at ucreate.it | 8 upvotes 路 297.3K 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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Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow | 1 upvote 路 265K 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 Falcor
Pros of Postman
  • 2
    Promotes microservices
  • 2
    Small API
  • 2
    Data is the API
  • 2
    One Model Everywhere
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    efficient data fetching
  • 1
    Bind to the Cloud
  • 1
    Virtual JSON Resource
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Backed by Netflix
  • 1
    JSON Graph
  • 488
    Easy to use
  • 369
    Great tool
  • 274
    Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
  • 155
    Easy setup, looks good
  • 143
    The best api workflow out there
  • 53
    It's the best
  • 53
    History feature
  • 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
    Collections
  • 7
    Option to run scrips
  • 7
    Global/Environment Variables
  • 6
    Dead simple and useful. Excellent
  • 6
    Shareable Collections
  • 6
    Dark theme easy on the eyes
  • 5
    Awesome customer support
  • 5
    Great integration with newman
  • 4
    Simple
  • 4
    The test script is useful
  • 4
    Documentation
  • 3
    Easy as pie
  • 3
    Saves responses
  • 3
    Makes testing API's as easy as 1,2,3
  • 3
    This has simplified my testing significantly
  • 2
    API-network
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    I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
  • 2
    Mocking API calls with predefined response
  • 1
    Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
  • 1
    Graph
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    Postman Runner CI Integration
  • 1
    Now supports GraphQL
  • 1
    Continuous integration using newman
  • 1
    Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
  • 0
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  • 0
    Runner

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Cons of Falcor
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    • 9
      Bloated features and UI
    • 9
      Stores credentials in HTTP
    • 8
      Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
    • 7
      Poor GraphQL support
    • 5
      Expensive
    • 3
      Can't prompt for per-request variables
    • 3
      Not free after 5 users
    • 1
      Import curl
    • 1
      Import swagger
    • 1
      Support websocket

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    What is Falcor?

    Falcor lets you represent all your remote data sources as a single domain model via a virtual JSON graph. You code the same way no matter where the data is, whether in memory on the client or over the network on the server.

    What is Postman?

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

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