About ReadyAPI

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.53, last modified on May 15, 2024

ReadyAPI allows teams to create, manage, and execute automated functional, security, and performance tests in one centralized interface – accelerating API quality for Agile and DevOps software teams.

ReadyAPI provides three modules on a single platform:

  • In ReadyAPI Test Module, you create functional tests to verify that your service works as expected. You can quickly create simple tests or build complex tests by using data-driven loops, property expansion, scripting, and so on.

    You can also use security tests with predefined and custom security scans to verify that your service can resist most common attacks.

  • In ReadyAPI Performance Module,you simulate a massive load on your web server to see how it works under these conditions. You can use various testing strategies to test different aspects of your server. With ReadyAPI Performance, you can run tests in parallel, as well as distribute tests among several test computers.

  • In ReadyAPI Virtualization Module, you virtualize your service to continue its testing regardless of the development stage. It allows you to create a complex behavior and simulate a real behavior. In addition, you can use VirtServer to run your virtual services in your network.

Why ReadyAPI?

  • Helps teams create automated, end-to-end workflows to drive complex functional, security, and load testing with or without scripting knowledge.

  • Enables seamless integration of API testing into a CI/CD pipeline, with native plugins for popular tools like Jenkins, TeamCity, and Azure Pipelines as well as a Command Line Utility.

  • Tests performance by generating local or cloud-based load against critical endpoints and web services.

  • Virtualizes and emulates services or dependencies in a distributed architecture to reduce development and testing delays.

  • Offers Git support to enable you to manage your test repositories and collaborate in teams.

  • Supports a variety of plugins to enable you to be productive in your ecosystem, leveraging tools such as Jira, Postman, etc.

  • Enables you to ensure the quality of services based on a wide range of API protocols and types (OpenAPI, AsyncAPI, WSDL, WADL, RAML, REST, SOAP, Kafka, JMS, gRPC, GraphQL).

  • Enables you to work with your different environments, supporting you in all the steps of your lifecycle.

Key Features

  • Functional Testing - test one or more APIs in simple or complex testing scenarios.

  • Performance Testing - easy to set up, based on the available functional tests, with comprehensive setup load test, configuration, reporting and stats, with scaling capabilities enabling you to run your load tests on a number of agents and machines.

  • Security Testing - a wide range of security scans to help you ensure that your API is not vulnerable to malicious attacks.

  • Multiprotocol support - OpenAPI, AsyncAPI, WSDL, WADL, RAML, REST, SOAP, Kafka, JMS, gRPC, GraphQL, MQTT.

  • API management – import, create, update, and refactor your APIs and their corresponding tests.

  • Support for a high variety of data sources – files, excel sheets, DBs, custom data, dynamically generated data, etc.

  • Support complex control mechanisms for your tests – data loops, conditional steps, delay/waiting steps, transfer/linkage steps, dynamic and just in time virtualization.

  • Support for chained tests to support complex scenarios in which you can pass data between tests.

  • Support for Properties and their dynamic usage.

  • Support for a wide variety of authentication methods (OAuth2.0, Basic, AWS, etc.).

  • Mocking and virtualization support – with local or remote virtual servers and virtual services.

  • Smart Assertions to validate a wide variety of test conditions and scenarios.

  • CI/CD support directly from ReadyAPI or support for centralized execution via Test Engine.

  • Collaborate and sync through a wide range of source control Git-based integrations.

  • Setup and configure different environments and endpoints, and dynamically manage and switch between them, according to your SDLC.

  • Support for using Groovy Scripts for more complex scenarios.

  • Use ReadyAPI in various setups – dedicated machines, VMs, and Docker instances.

  • Configurable ReadyAPI user experience.

To get started with ReadyAPI, see Quick Start.

To learn what features were implemented in the recent release, see What's New in ReadyAPI.

See Also

System Requirements
Installation Guide

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