In lower environments, such as Development environment, uncovering API and API based integration limitations is often not possible due to the lack of quality and volume of data.
New problems are encountered when the API is promoted to environments where Production grade data is available. Then there are some problems that are only encountered in Live/Production Systems.
API Consumer applications either aren't prepared to handle errors or capture too little information when they encounter unexpected problems.
This results in costly defect analysis, disrupts active development, delays deliverables and breaks team's momentum.
Simulation features offered by Api-on-Cloud help development teams easily create scenarios beyond the happy path. Handle and process expected and unexpected scenarios and make your application more robust from the beginning.
Testing changes in a large and integrated System is complex. It is sometimes more expensive to test the code changes than the change itself.
if internal or external APIs are making it expensive to test changes to your System then consider using Api-On-Cloud for simulating your APIs. Simulated APIs can feed the exact data your Application expects, allowing the control to reach the exact component that you want to test. Save valuable time it takes to setup complex test scenarios and speed-up your testing and code delivery.
If your application needs to consume a REST API which is still under development then Api-on-Cloud can act as a virtual API that your application can connect to for its API based data consumption needs.
If your application exposes a REST API then setting-up a virtual API will unblock your API Consumers and allow you to focus on the API development or enhancement.
Setting up a new API running on Api-on-Cloud platform is quick and easy
Developing against a development environment can be unpredictable. The API that is to be consumed may become unresponsive at an inopportune moment causing disruption to the development process.
Work-around such disruptions by developing with a simulated API instead. Api-on-Cloud can serve as your back-up virtual API and keep your development or testing process moving along when your environment is unresponsive, unstable or unavailable.
End-to-End product demonstrations to Team Members, Leadership and Clients require careful planning and coordination. A change in the state of the environment, outage or simply running into an unexpected situation can derail a demo session quickly.
Api-on-Cloud can keep API responses predictable, eliminating some of the uncertainities involved in demonstrating large, heavily integrated systems.
Developing and hosting REST APIs online is an involved process. If you are looking to serve data via REST APIs and your data does not change frequently then consider using Api-On-Cloud for hosting your APIs without writing any code and dealing with deployment procedures.
You can create and publish your APIs in minutes, every API will get a publically accessible URL that can be used to retrieve the hosted data.
Sharing API Specifications is great, but would functioning APIs be even better? How about a Sandbox Environment hosting your APIs?
You can host simulated version of your APIs on Api-On-Cloud. Developers within or outside your Organization can explore sample data and learn to interact with your APIs in a Sandbox environment instead of your real environment. Providing a sandbox environment could be a useful strategy if the real APIs allow changing the internal state of your System
What if an API response doesn't include one or more of the required fields? What if the required fields are empty or just empty space? What if the fields have NULL as their value?
Api-On-Cloud comes built-in automated tests to simulate common data issues encountered when working with REST APIs. All it takes is a click of a button and start testing the impact of data issues on the stability of your API driven application.