This post summarises the benefits of using backend service mocks during APIs development. It lists the most popular API mocking frameworks and libraries used across the industry. Read the API mocking tutorial for practical steps.
Why we need mocks?
Mocking is part of software development lifecycle in almost every organization.
Why its so common?
In times of continuos deployment and DevOps practices – automation is the key element of modern software development lifecycle.
Automation allows development teams to utilise the array of software tools to significantly increase the productivity and software quality and faster time to market.
However, in order to continuously develop and test applications you have to handle multiple dependencies.
Many times, the dependencies are not under our control. We have no influence how these dependency systems are developed, released or tested.