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- September 28, 2016

QA engineers can share complex API tests with development and ops team members, integrate automated API testing into Maven and Jenkins DevOps systems

Palo Alto, Calif., September 28, 2016 – Restlet, providers of the leading API platform, today announced a new version of Restlet Client (fka DHC), an advanced API testing tool that helps DevOps teams easily create and share complex API tests among QA, development, and operations. For the first time, Client supports a scenarios-centric view that allows multiple tests to be saved and connected together. As mobile, microservices, and IoT trends push DevOps teams to publish more APIs to the cloud in less time, organizations have faced problems with scalable API testing. Restlet Client solves these problems by making it easy to create, share, and maintain complex automated API tests.

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“Our new version of Restlet Client meets the needs of DevOps team that want to thoroughly test their APIs throughout the development, test, and deploy cycle,” said Jerome Louvel, founder and Chief Geek of Restlet. “Restlet is bridging the gap between API and DevOps communities, helping to drive API standards and working with popular DevOps technologies like Maven and Jenkins. We’re building even more integration with DevOps technologies and welcome open cooperation.”

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DHC is part of the Restlet Platform for APIs, which is used by more than 2 million developers. It works with any web API, including third-party APIs.

Other new features

  • Easy navigation between Restlet Client (test), Restlet Studio (design), and Restlet Cloud (data APIs and management)
  • Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) workflow support
  • Vastly improved continuous API testing support with Jenkins and Maven integration
  • Real-life simulation of mobile or web front-end behavior using conditional logic to branch or retry calls. Variables can be passed from one response to the next request to simulate the behavior of people interacting with your application
  • Automated test scenario builder that saves history and compares new tests to history, accepts variables as test inputs and define references between request and response
  • One button click of Maven pom.xml and scenarios

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DHC is freely available as a cloud application. Professional versions of the Restlet Platform start at $9/month. Plans that support team collaboration and continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) start at $49/month.

See the plans and sign up for a free account at:
https://restlet.com/pricing/

More information on Restlet Client is available here:
https://restlet.com/modules/client/

About Restlet
Restlet knows APIs: the company’s API Platform as a Service (apiPaaS) provides API developers and developers using APIs with a comprehensive, well-integrated set of capabilities to consume, design, develop and deploy APIs in the cloud, easily and quickly. Thanks to the Restlet Platform, developers leverage APIs to make cloud, mobile, web and IoT applications easier to build, maintain and secure. To encourage growth of the API development community, Restlet also builds and maintains Restlet Framework, the world’s most widely used open source REST API framework. Named a Cool Vendor in Specialized PaaS by Gartner, Restlet has headquarters in Palo Alto, California. For more information visit restlet.com or follow @restlet on Twitter.