API Designer | API Testing
Design APIs for consumption and reuse
API Designer provides a web-based graphical environment for designing, documenting, and testing APIs. Complete with a single-click mocking service, API Designer makes it easy to engage fellow coders, teammates and customers at multiple stages in the design process, helping teams validate early and deliver value with every new API-led connection.
- Collaborate on your API spec with easy-to-write and read RAML or import Swagger
- Auto-generated console provides in-line and interactive documentation
- Design according to best practices with a context-aware shelf
- Validate designs before writing any code with the mocking service
- Push, pull and sync RAML specifications with Anypoint Studio
RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language) is a machine readable design specification that is human friendly. Without writing a single line of code, designers can perfect their API through active collaboration on API requirements and examples with customers, partners, internal engineers. Written a spec in Swagger/Open API? Import that too.
The real-time console provides a visual representation of how each API resource and method will function as it is created. The console doubles for interactive documentation, meaning designers and future users can see how the API will function and preview the API’s documentation before implementation work begins.
As designers create the API specification, the context-aware shelf within API Designer auto-populates with methods, resources, parameters and security components most appropriate for current element of the API being designed, aligning efforts to best practice.
With the mocking service, designers can share a real-time mock of the API design with other teams or engineers, letting mobile teams develop applications in parallel to API development, speeding delivery and ensuring APIs meet business requirements
Cross-functional teams of API designers and integration developers can push, pull sync, and refresh RAML specs across Anypoint Studio and API Designer, eliminating context switching and promoting fast feedback.
“As more and more APIs are defined by standard specifications, API design improves and becomes more consistent. Good API design helps developers maximize productivity and flexibility, eliminating the need for developers to waste countless hours struggling to consume RESTful APIs.”
Miško Hevery, AngularJS project founder