Use RAML to Design Your API
RAML lets you see what your API looks like as you design it, using easy to read plain text. Without having to write a single line of code you can not only perfect your API design, but also create a fully functional mock for customers, partners, or even your own internal engineers to review and build off of.
Use RAML to Build Your API
RAML enables developers and engineers to do what they do best – write code. No more guesswork or getting halfway through your API only to realize the design doesn’t work or is inconsistent. You can also reduce your time to market (and bug based headaches) by using the many tools available to help you generate the general structure of your API from your RAML files.
Use RAML to Test Your API
Most engineers hate writing unit tests. RAML lets you generate a majority of the tests by running a simple shell command. No more manual tests (although we certainly recommend creating your own), and even better – you can even use third party services such as API Fortress, API Science, Parasoft, Postman, and SmartBear for your testing needs.
Use RAML to Document Your REST API
Say goodbye to spending hours writing and maintaining API documentation. With RAML all of your documentation can be easily generated, letting you provide up-to-date documentation, all at the click of a button.