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Product News : MuleSoft Advances API Design With New Tooling for RAML
on 2013/10/28 9:54:23 (532 reads)
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MuleSoft has released developer tooling for RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language), a concise, expressive language for specifying APIs. By offering the tooling as a free service available on APIhub as well as an open source download at RAML.org, MuleSoft enables any developer to build REST APIs that foster a standard, design-first approach. RAML contributors include: Miško Hevery, AngularJS project founder; Kin Lane, Presidential Innovation Fellow; Bill Scott, UX thought leader; and Uri Sarid, CTO.

"APIs are taking over the world. However, chaos and confusion are still prevalent without design standards for consistency and reuse. This leads to huge variability in quality, friction for the developers and wildly uncertain API initiatives for enterprises," said Uri Sarid, CTO at MuleSoft. "We believe that an open, simple and succinct spec for describing APIs, that captures their structure and fosters pattern-based design and reuse, will help unlock the potential of the API economy. RAML is the right candidate to do exactly that and we see the potential for it to garner broad adoption -- even now we're seeing others in the ecosystem rallying around RAML."

Design Compelling APIs with New MuleSoft Tooling

 

RAML is the first standard facilitating the design-first approach to APIs. The language captures the simplicity of HTTP -- the basis for the Web -- and is programming language agnostic. MuleSoft's tools expose the underlying value of RAML throughout the entire lifecycle of an API, from designing and building to evaluating and integrating. Released today, the new MuleSoft tooling includes:

* API Designer: a modern, web-based, intuitive development tool that guides you through the API design process with RAML and builds a live, visual representation of your API on the fly.
* API Console: a graphical representation of a RAML-documented API that visually exposes API structure and important patterns while providing access to static and interactive API documentation.
* API Notebook: live, web-based, persistent JavaScript console that helps developers explore and live test APIs, mashups, and use cases in the browser and save them for later.
 
To download the free tooling or contribute code and get involved, visit RAML.org. RAML tooling is also available as a free service on APIhub, the most comprehensive public repository and richest community for APIs: http://www.apihub.com/raml-tools.

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