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The main objective of this article will be to explain how to improve our time when it is necessary to integrate a third-party system. Usually this is an API and the developer has no control over it. Also, the developer usually needs to poke fun at the API, the sMockin could help teams with this difficult task.

What is a dummy API server?

A dummy API mimics a real API server by providing realistic dummy API responses to requests. They can be on your local computer or on the public Internet. Responses can be static or dynamic and simulate the data the real API would return, matching the schema with the data types, objects, and arrays.

Mocked API

A simple overview of sMockin:

sMockin is an API mocking tool used to dynamically simulate HTTP endpoints.

Featuring a rich user interface and a dummy HTTP server, replication of existing APIs or creation of new APIs can be done quickly with JavaScript or without code.

Whether you are a developer who needs to simulate RESTFul endpoints or an engineer working with a complex SOA / IoT / microservice infrastructure, sMockin can help you by mimicking any services that are either unavailable, too difficult or time consuming to configure. .

sMockin works as a small web application that can be installed locally on a personal machine or centrally hosted and used by multiple users, all information about sMockin is here.

Starting and creating a dummy API


Make fun of an API

That’s it! After testing the sims API, call the endpoint using curl or other tools, then you will see that the test was performed using hey (hey -n 22 -c 1 – m GET http: // localhost: 8001 / invoices). In the image below, there are 10 requests with status code 200, 10 with status code 400, and 2 with status code 500.

Mock APIs using sMockin – DZone Integration

And, we’re finally done. Hope this article will enlighten you on how to use Smockin to simulate API responses to requests. sMockin has other options; it can be used as standalone, binary, source and docker.

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