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Rest.li vs Swagger UI: What are the differences?

What is Rest.li? A REST+JSON framework for robust, scalable service architectures, by LinkedIn. Rest.li is an open source REST framework for building robust, scalable RESTful architectures using type-safe bindings and asynchronous, non-blocking IO. Rest.li fills a niche for applying RESTful principals at scale with an end-to-end developer workflow for buildings REST APIs that promotes clean REST practices, uniform interface design and consistent data modeling.

What is Swagger UI? dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation. Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API.

Rest.li and Swagger UI are primarily classified as "API" and "Documentation as a Service &" tools respectively.

Rest.li is an open source tool with 1.94K GitHub stars and 392 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rest.li'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 README.md 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 ucreate.it · | 8 upvotes · 294.8K 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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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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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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Pros of Rest.li
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    • 47
      Open Source
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      Can execute api calls from the documentation
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      Free to use
    • 19
      Customizable
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      Easy to implement in .Net
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      Mature, clean spec
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      API Visualization
    • 9
      Coverage
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      Scaffolding
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      Easy to use
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      Vibrant and active community
    • 4
      Elegant
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      Adopted by tm forum api
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      Clear for React
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      Api
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      Can deploy API to AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda

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    Cons of Rest.li
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      • 3
        Need to learn YAML and RAML
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        Documentation doesn't look that good
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        Doesn't generate code snippets in different languages
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        You don’t actually get in-line error highlighting
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        Does not support hypermedia

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      What is Rest.li?

      Rest.li is an open source REST framework for building robust, scalable RESTful architectures using type-safe bindings and asynchronous, non-blocking IO. Rest.li fills a niche for applying RESTful principals at scale with an end-to-end developer workflow for buildings REST APIs that promotes clean REST practices, uniform interface design and consistent data modeling.

      What is Swagger UI?

      Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API

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

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        What are some alternatives to Rest.li and Swagger UI?
        Spring
        A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
        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.
        RestSharp
        It is probably the most popular HTTP client library for .NET. Featuring automatic serialization and deserialization, request and response type detection, variety of authentications and other useful features
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