Insomnia REST Client vs Soap UI

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Insomnia REST Client vs Soap UI: What are the differences?

Developers describe Insomnia REST Client as "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. On the other hand, Soap UI is detailed as "An open source SOAP and REST API testing tool". It is an open source functional Testing tool for API Testing. It supports multiple protocols such as SOAP, REST, HTTP, JMS, AMF and JDBC. It supports functional tests, security tests, and virtualization.

Insomnia REST Client and Soap UI can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Insomnia REST Client is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Insomnia REST Client's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Insomnia REST Client has a broader approval, being mentioned in 35 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to Soap UI, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and Soap UI
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 176.8K 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 Soap UI
  • 16
    Easy to work with
  • 11
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 3
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map
  • 3
    Open source

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Cons of Insomnia REST Client
Cons of Soap UI
  • 2
    Do not store credentials in HTTP
  • 2
    Do not have team sharing options
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      What are some alternatives to Insomnia REST Client and Soap UI?
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      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.
      It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.
      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.
      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.
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