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n:point vs Postman: What are the differences?

n:point: JSON storage bins with schema validation. JSON storage bins that won't break your app Set up a lightweight JSON endpoint in seconds, then add a schema to edit your data safely at any time.; 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.

n:point and Postman belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by n:point are:

  • Schema validation - Add JSON Schema to enforce the structure of your data
  • Schema and data locking - Once you're confident that your schema or data won't change, lock them down so your app will never break
  • Flexible syntax - Forget the quotes! You can use javascript object syntax ({ a: 1 } instead of { "a": 1 })

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

n:point is an open source tool with 55 GitHub stars and 3 GitHub forks. Here's a link to n:point's open source repository on GitHub.

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From a StackShare Community member: "I just started working for a start-up and we are in desperate need of better documentation for our API. Currently our API docs is in a file. We are evaluating Postman and Swagger UI. Since there are many options and I was wondering what other StackSharers would recommend?"

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Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at | 8 upvotes 路 297.7K 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

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 265.3K 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 n:point
Pros of Postman
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 4
      The test script is useful
    • 4
    • 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
    • 2
      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
    • 1
      Postman Runner CI Integration
    • 1
      Now supports GraphQL
    • 1
      Continuous integration using newman
    • 1
      Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
    • 0
      <a href="">useful tool</a>
    • 0

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    Cons of n:point
    Cons of Postman
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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
      • 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 n:point?

      JSON storage bins that won't break your app. Set up a lightweight JSON endpoint in seconds, then add a schema to edit your data safely at any time.

      What is Postman?

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

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

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