Let's Get the API Ready
July 29, 2021

Let's Get the API Ready

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

SoapUI Pro New license

Overall Satisfaction with ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro)

ReadyAPI tools help us in the digital transformation which encompasses the API first approach, cloud native and micro-services based tech stack and platforms. REST APIs and services are built by numerous teams across departments and ReadyAPI is employed across different phases of SDLC lifecycle, from prototyping to development to testing and deployment.
  • Create virtualised services
  • Test the APIs and integrate in CI CD pipelines
  • Development teams use to define the skeleton of services along with OpenAPI / Swagger
  • Usability of GUI screens can be improved
  • Sharing of API projects across teams, similar to Postman, can be implemented
  • Time to market vastly increased
  • Wait time and dependency on other teams and their APIs decreased because of virtualisation
  • QA activities and thereby quality in overall delivery improved
ReadyAPI provides intuitive GUI capabilities compared to their own open source product.

When compared to Postman, ReadyAPI also supports SOAP based services, which is a saver especially when integrating with legacy or other third party systems.
Using ReadyAPI in testing improved the quality of the APIs test suites. The existing QA were able to quickly onboard and use the application as the learning curve was very little. Ease of use of the GUI is a great PLUS.
Usability of ReadyAPI positively impacted the QA and testing process as web application testing teams were able to quickly ramp up to the features of ReadyAPI. Its CI / CD integration was a major add-on. As Virtualisation was used in early phases of development and testing, the same contracts were used for testing and it saved lot of time.

Do you think ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro)'s feature set?

Yes

Did ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) again?

Yes

It is well suited in the development phase, when developers can import definitions (SOAP, REST) and work with different APIs. It can also be used to define contracts for API through Swagger / OpenAPI. In the testing phase, it can be integrated in CI / CD pipelines to run test suites for different APIs. Also, when multiple teams work on different APIs which are to be consumed by the other, virtualisation feature in ReadyAPI helps in creating virtualised services through the definitions / contracts created earlier.