http-message VS L5-Swagger

Compare http-message vs L5-Swagger and see what are their differences.


The purpose of this PSR is to provide a set of common interfaces for HTTP messages as described in RFC 7230 and RFC 7231 (by php-fig)
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http-message L5-Swagger
11 4
6,648 2,086
0.3% -
0.0 6.5
18 days ago about 1 month ago
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of http-message. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of L5-Swagger. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-13.
  • Pragmatic development
    6 projects | | 13 Oct 2022
    First, swagger-php generates openapi.yaml based on code attributes, and then the spectator checks API responses to match openapi specification. The popular L5-Swagger is redundant in this case, as it is based on the same swagger-php with the addition of Swagger UI.
  • What's your go-to API documentation generator
    4 projects | | 2 Oct 2022
    Any particular package? I'm looking for something that will ideally inspect the api.php or controllers, and generator from there. I've found this: -- will give it a go.
  • Swagger/Open api integration in laravel
    3 projects | | 25 May 2022
    I have been using laravel since one and a half years, mainly for apis building. I also use dotnet where the integration of swagger/open api is very easy. With some attributes, we can customize our documentation (http codes, possible return types,..). I am looking for a way to use it in laravel but I don't find one that satisfies me. I have tried [L5-Swagger]( but I don't find it practical for several reasons : - Too much comments to write
  • Validate your PHP API tests against OpenAPI definitions – a Laravel example
    10 projects | | 22 Mar 2022
    The second one is L5 Swagger, a popular package bringing Swagger PHP and Swagger UI to Laravel. We actually don't need Swagger PHP here, as it uses Doctrine annotations to generate OpenAPI definitions and we're going to manually write our own instead. We do need Swagger UI, however, and the package conveniently adapts it to work with Laravel (the -W option is simply here to also update related dependencies, to avoid conflicts).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing http-message and L5-Swagger you can also consider the following projects:

swagger-php - A php swagger annotation and parsing library

laravel-openapi - Generate OpenAPI specification for Laravel Applications

laravel-request-docs - Effortless API documentation tool for Laravel applications. Swagger alternative.

openapi-psr7-validator - It validates PSR-7 messages (HTTP request/response) against OpenAPI specifications

ui - Laravel UI utilities and presets.

Nyholm PSR-7 - A super lightweight PSR-7 implementation

skeleton - A skeleton repository for League Packages

seat - 🌀✳️ SeAT: A Simple, EVE Online API Tool and Corporation Manager

openapi-httpfoundation-testing-laravel-example - OpenAPI HttpFoundation Testing: a Laravel Example

laradocgen - Generates static HTML documentation for Laravel based on Markdown with a realtime preview.

Laravel - The Laravel Framework.