When comparing Spyder vs Postman, the Slant community recommends Postman for most people. In the question“What are the best developer tools for Mac OSX?” Postman is ranked 11th while Spyder is ranked 26th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Free and open-source
Released under the MIT license.
Pro Graph plotting support
Spyder can plot graphs and provide the list of all variables.
Pro Relatively lightweight
Pro Powerful autocompletion
Spyder's autocomplete features are made possible by a library called rope which gives Spyder powerful autocompletion.
Pro Has support for Vim bindings via plugin support
Aside from being an open sourced, actively developed IDE, vim key-binding support is also available. If you remember Pydee - this is it, albeit with a new name.
Pro Helps you to use documentation
Pro Enables to write consistent code
Pylint integration enables to check the code for PEP8 style guide and detect errors.
Pro Has cross platform support - Linux, Mac, and even Windows
Spyder (formerly Pydee) has support for all of the major operating platforms - Linux, Mac, and even Windows.
Pro Intuitive interface
Pro Good GitHub project
Pro Excellent variable explorer
Dynamic variable explorer with editor and visualizer
Pro Completely Python
Pro Flexible and powerful
Can easily add/remove parameters, headers, tests and more. Displays all the info you would want in a partitioned way so you can track exactly what you want. Able to save request and run them in bulk for testing real-user scenarios very efficiently.
Pro Clear interface
The interface of the program is clean and intuitive. Almost all features are accessible through a single click.
Pro Two versions of apps are available
Packaged app and an in-browser app are available for Google Chrome.
Pro Excellent user feedback loop
Postman is very responsive to users and listens to user feedback.
Pro Dark Theme
The app has a dark theme
Con Not beautiful
The default theme is not beautiful. And there are not many themes.
Con The documentation is poor when it comes to debugging
Not a lot of information about debugging is available in the documentation.
Con Consumes a lot of memory
If you're working with large data, especially arrays, another IDE should be considered as spyder uses at least 200-300Mb of memory.
Con Doesn't work right with localized queries
Con Proprietary, closed source software
Not free and open source