Written by Muhammad Aqib ArifMuleSoft Integration Architect
Over the last couple of years, the API revolution has been incredible; the APIs have become the standard for all software applications. It is no longer just a tool for hardcore developers, but anyone can use it. The API description languages are ways to explain APIs' behavior, and OpenAPI specification is one of those description languages.
OpenAPI Specification, also known as Swagger specification, is an API description format for REST APIs. An OpenAPI file allows describing the entire API, including endpoints, operations, parameters, authentication methods, etc. The API specifications can be written in YAML or JSON. Thus, the format is easy to learn and readable to both humans and machines.
Mulesoft has added support for implementing APIs with the OAS 3.0 format in Anypoint studio and also introduced the ability to scaffold OAS 3.0 API specifications to Mule flows. It has also introduced the transition from design to deploy by including support for testing and debugging the APIs within Anypoint Studio. And finally, updated API Manager to allow management of APIs in the OAS 3.0 format, Mule and non-Mule, with API gateways and proxies.
Follow the steps below to design a simple Employee API using OpenAPI specification in MuleSoft
So, the above example shows how we can design the API using OAS 3.0.
Look at the below table that describes the support of OAS 3.0 by all the products in Anypoint Platform for the API lifecycle stages of design, publish, and manage.
|API Lifecycle Stage||Product||OAS 3.0 Supported?|
|Deploy||Mule runtime engine||Yes|
The customer needed to implement the API designing solution, which should have a wide range of communities, and at the same time found it challenging to adopt a platform with a 360-degree view where everything comes on one plate. For example, API Security, API Portal, API Monitoring, API Visualizer, DevOps activities, and much more. So, Royal Cyber came up with the Solution to use OAS 3.0 for API designing and a 360-degree view platform as MuleSoft. Find more below how Royal Cyber added value for the customer.
The customer gained the following benefits with the help of Royal Cyber,
Integrated 360-degree view to understand and look forward to customer needs.
Improved agility with a flexible and evolving architecture.
Enhanced API security with the help of API Manager capabilities.
Covered the simple, fast, and reliable process of designing and developing APIs.
Greater ROI and happy customers.
Implementation of Design first approach.
MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform empowers everyone in the company — from IT to LoB, from a small enterprise to a big organization, from integration to API management — to unlock application's data and devices and go digital.
At Royal Cyber, we are excited to deliver innovations to empower everyone to create connected experiences. With MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform's power, we are steering towards the dream of enabling the composable enterprise – where digital capabilities can be created from existing applications using APIs. For more information, or to try Anypoint Platform you can email us at [email protected] or visit www.royalcyber.com.