Insomnia REST Client vs Shields.io

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Insomnia REST Client

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Insomnia REST Client vs Shields.io: What are the differences?

Insomnia REST Client: The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴. Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux; Shields.io: GitHub badges as a service. Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

Insomnia REST Client and Shields.io can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Insomnia REST Client are:

  • Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Data import/export
  • SSL client certificates

On the other hand, Shields.io provides the following key features:

  • Have your own GitHub badges
  • Visual consistency
  • Look good on high-res displays

"Easy to work with" is the top reason why over 8 developers like Insomnia REST Client, while over 3 developers mention "Easiest way to create lovely badges" as the leading cause for choosing Shields.io.

Insomnia REST Client and Shields.io are both open source tools. It seems that Insomnia REST Client with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Shields.io with 8.53K GitHub stars and 2.01K GitHub forks.

Digimedia ENVISION, 8villages, and Clippings are some of the popular companies that use Insomnia REST Client, whereas Shields.io is used by Movielala, InJoin, and Coveralls. Insomnia REST Client has a broader approval, being mentioned in 35 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to Shields.io, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and Shields.io
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 156.5K 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 Insomnia REST Client
Pros of Shields.io
  • 15
    Easy to work with
  • 10
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 2
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
    Opensource
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 4
    Easiest way to create lovely badges
  • 2
    Easy & Awesome
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Chef integration

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Cons of Insomnia REST Client
Cons of Shields.io
  • 2
    Do not store credentials in HTTP
  • 2
    Do not have team sharing options
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    What is Insomnia REST Client?

    Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

    What is Shields.io?

    Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

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    What are some alternatives to Insomnia REST Client and Shields.io?
    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.
    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.
    Paw
    Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
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