ReadyAPI offers a lot of power and flexibility for testing web services and APIs
July 28, 2021

ReadyAPI offers a lot of power and flexibility for testing web services and APIs

Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro)

I use ReadyAPI [(formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro)] to quickly test web services. We consume services from many different vendors, clients, and other business partners. SOAP web services can be very tedious to manually test. ReadyAPI allows us to quickly import service definitions and test requests and uses cases before beginning proper implementation in our projects.
  • Import service definitions for quick discovery
  • Send requests and inspect responses
  • Set up test suites/cases
  • Code generation is out dated
  • XML generation can be a bit disorganized at times
  • Allows us to test SOAP services in minutes rather than hours
  • Save and share services and test scenarios
ReadyAPI vs Postman: ReadyAPI makes testing WSDL, SOAP, etc. much easier and quicker. Postman would require you to manually construct the SOAP envelopes and metadata XML, which is a lot of work for something that is meant to be a quick test.
Yes, we have saved hours on testing. Because we can automatically create fillable forms for all of a service's methods and quickly change data to test, we can easily and quickly test services.
All of our users are developers and so we cannot speak from personal experience about less technical users. However the user interface would still require some functional knowledge of how services work, though details of the XML implementation wouldn't be required. I could see this being used for product owners and QA testers to work with engineering and provide feedback on development.

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

No

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?

No

We use ReadyAPI [(formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro)] to test other web services for evaluation and discovery purposes. WSDL and other SOAP services are especially tedious to manually test in other generic HTTP testing tools, especially with large payloads. ReadyAPI lets us skip the needless scaffolding and send requests quickly, so that we can begin development on consuming the services in our projects.

ReadyAPI also allows configurable test cases for WSDLs, which enable integration testing of a service that might otherwise be difficult or tedious.

ReadyAPI can test REST and other simple HTTP requests, but is tedious for one-off testing of these types of APIs.