Let's Get the API Ready
July 29, 2021

Let's Get the API Ready

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.

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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.