Announcing rapid API mocking via OpenAPI
Today we're excited to announce one of the first cool features resulting from Zuplo's bet on the OpenAPI standard: rapid mocking of APIs using examples inside an OpenAPI document - it's just what every
Sometimes it's better to show than tell, so in that spirit, check out the 2 minute video below that shows you the end-to-end experience.
With this powerful new capability, developers can effortlessly generate mock
endpoints that mimic the behavior of real APIs, speeding up development cycles
and enabling more efficient testing. Combined with our
sleep policy you can
even mix in some latency for added realism - just what every mockstar frontend
To get started, create a new project in Zuplo at portal.zuplo.com (or use an existing project if you have one). Hopefully you have an OpenAPI document (or you can get ChatGPT to generate one for you) with some juicy examples in it - I'm going to use the Postman OpenAPI doc from apis.guru.
Let's import your OpenAPI doc.
Don't forget to save your changes (CMD+S). Not all routes in this OpenAPI doc have examples but the route named Single API does, so lets use that one.
Select that route and expand the policies window. Click Add Policy to the
request pipeline and search for
Mock. You should find the new Mock API policy.
Accept the defaults and click OK. Save your changes (CMD+S).
Click the Test button next to the path field and click the URL to open the API response in your browser:
And boom 💥 you just mocked some of the postman API. Sign up for a free account at portal.zuplo.com and enjoy!
Also, check out the video below for a more detailed walkthrough.