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Swagger UI

A Collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation
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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
Swagger UI is a tool in the Documentation as a Service & Tools category of a tech stack.
Swagger UI is an open source tool with 18.7K GitHub stars and 7.6K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Swagger UI's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Swagger UI?

Companies
367 companies reportedly use Swagger UI in their tech stacks, including ViaVarejo, Alibaba Travels, and Zalando.

Developers
874 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Swagger UI.

Swagger UI Integrations

Git, Node.js, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Apache OpenWhisk are some of the popular tools that integrate with Swagger UI. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with Swagger UI.
Public Decisions about Swagger UI

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Swagger UI in their tech stack.

Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH | 23 upvotes 路 1.2M views

Our whole Node.js backend stack consists of the following tools:

  • Lerna as a tool for multi package and multi repository management
  • npm as package manager
  • NestJS as Node.js framework
  • TypeScript as programming language
  • ExpressJS as web server
  • Swagger UI for visualizing and interacting with the API鈥檚 resources
  • Postman as a tool for API development
  • TypeORM as object relational mapping layer
  • JSON Web Token for access token management

The main reason we have chosen Node.js over PHP is related to the following artifacts:

  • Made for the web and widely in use: Node.js is a software platform for developing server-side network services. Well-known projects that rely on Node.js include the blogging software Ghost, the project management tool Trello and the operating system WebOS. Node.js requires the JavaScript runtime environment V8, which was specially developed by Google for the popular Chrome browser. This guarantees a very resource-saving architecture, which qualifies Node.js especially for the operation of a web server. Ryan Dahl, the developer of Node.js, released the first stable version on May 27, 2009. He developed Node.js out of dissatisfaction with the possibilities that JavaScript offered at the time. The basic functionality of Node.js has been mapped with JavaScript since the first version, which can be expanded with a large number of different modules. The current package managers (npm or Yarn) for Node.js know more than 1,000,000 of these modules.
  • Fast server-side solutions: Node.js adopts the JavaScript "event-loop" to create non-blocking I/O applications that conveniently serve simultaneous events. With the standard available asynchronous processing within JavaScript/TypeScript, highly scalable, server-side solutions can be realized. The efficient use of the CPU and the RAM is maximized and more simultaneous requests can be processed than with conventional multi-thread servers.
  • A language along the entire stack: Widely used frameworks such as React or AngularJS or Vue.js, which we prefer, are written in JavaScript/TypeScript. If Node.js is now used on the server side, you can use all the advantages of a uniform script language throughout the entire application development. The same language in the back- and frontend simplifies the maintenance of the application and also the coordination within the development team.
  • Flexibility: Node.js sets very few strict dependencies, rules and guidelines and thus grants a high degree of flexibility in application development. There are no strict conventions so that the appropriate architecture, design structures, modules and features can be freely selected for the development.
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Joshua Dean K眉pper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) | 4 upvotes 路 124.1K views

We use Swagger Inspector in conjunction with our universal REST-API "Charon". Swagger Inspector makes testing edge-cases hassle-free and lets testing look easy. Swagger Inspector was also a great help to explore the Mojang-API, that we are dependent on, because it is the central repository for minecraft-account-data.

We previously used Postman but decided to switch over to Swagger Inspector because it also integrated seamlessly into Swagger UI, which we use for displaying our OpenAPI specification of said REST-API.

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Swagger UI's Features

  • The UI works in any development environment, be it locally or in the web
  • Allow end developers to effortlessly interact and try out every single operation your API exposes for easy consumption
  • Quickly find and work with resources and endpoints with neatly categorized documentation
  • Cater to every possible scenario with Swagger UI working in all major browsers

Swagger UI Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Swagger UI?
Postman
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
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
Apiary
It takes more than a simple HTML page to thrill your API users. The right tools take weeks of development. Weeks that apiary.io saves.
Gitbook
It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.
jsdoc
JSDoc 3 is an API documentation generator for JavaScript, similar to JavaDoc or PHPDoc. You add documentation comments directly to your source code, right along side the code itself. The JSDoc Tool will scan your source code, and generate a complete HTML documentation website for you.
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Swagger UI's Followers
1028 developers follow Swagger UI to keep up with related blogs and decisions.