Restlet Announces Enhanced API Testing, Integrated with Comprehensive API Platform
DHC by Restlet brings enterprise development techniques to APIs used by cloud and connected mobile applications with new testing, collaboration capabilities and integration with Maven, Jenkins
Palo Alto, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Restlet, providers of the leading API Platform as a Service, announced today the immediate availability of a new version of DHC by Restlet, the widely used web-based API testing tool. This is the first major product release since Restlet acquired DHC last year. DHC by Restlet now fully integrates with the other products that make up the Restlet Platform and provides extensive capabilities for discovery, unit testing and functional testing of web APIs.
For the millions of web and mobile developers who are using and consuming REST APIs, DHC by Restlet provides a rich set of capabilities to discover the APIs they need to use and call from within mobile, frontend or other applications. It lets API consumers create and send any API request using its visual interface, without writing programs or mastering arcane command-line programs, managing the history of calls and responses. And for developers who are creating and publishing APIs, DHC by Restlet lets them deliver rock-solid, extensively-tested APIs by making API testing an integrant part of their software integration and delivery processes.
“For mobile and web-based applications to reliably connect to enterprise systems and become first class citizens of the IT landscape, API testing needs to be brought up to the level expected in an enterprise software development processes,” said Jérôme Louvel, Chief Geek and Founder of Restlet. “Testing APIs needs to be easy and straightforward for developers, and it must be integrated into the general build and delivery process of applications.”
The new version of DHC by Restlet includes the following capabilities:
- Creation of functional test scenarios: individual, unit tests can be combined with conditional logic and parameterization, to create sophisticated and realistic test scenarios that closely emulate real-life use of the API by a frontend or mobile application.
- Save API calls and test scenarios to the cloud: thanks to new integration of DHC by Restlet with Restlet accounts, any user of another product from the Restlet Platform has access to the rich features of DHC by Restlet, and is able to store their API test projects online for easy retrieval from any computer.
- Sharing and reuse of tests across team members: users of DHC by Restlet are now able to share their projects (API calls and responses, unit tests, functional test scenarios, test results, etc.) with other members of the same team.
- Integration with Maven and Jenkins: the latest version of DHC by Restlet integrates natively with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery solutions. Plugins for Maven and Jenkins allows users to include up-to-date test scenarios in their software delivery toolchain, ensuring complete coverage of the automated tests.
DHC by Restlet, fully integrated with the other products of the Restlet Platform, can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. A Free Plan is available for all users, and more advanced capabilities are offered in the Solo Plan, Team Plan and Scale Plan, starting at $9 per month.
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 and follow @restlet on Twitter.