Postman, a Bangalore-based provider of the most popular API toolchain available in India, has today announced a new Mock Server feature for its Postman Pro product line.
The newly introduced solution is designed to enable engineering teams in split stack architecture environments to simulate a back-end server, allowing front-end and back-end developers to work independently, more accurately and more quickly.
In a press statement, highlighting the reason behind the introduction of this new service, the company said:
Modern engineering teams are separated into independent, front-end and back-end development stacks which communicate via API – the split stack. Throughout the development process, delays on either the front- or back-end teams can present a challenge – holding up dependent teams from completing their work efficiently. Postman’s new Mock Servers will enable teams to simulate a back-end server, decoupling front-end and back-end development.
According to the company, it can speed development and testing, while minimizing time to market and without sacrificing quality or performance. The front-end developers can use Postman’s Mock Server feature to simulate the API, without spinning up a back-end server or relying on an actual response from the endpoint. When both ends of the service have been built, the front-end and back-end can once again be coupled and passed through live data.
With Postman’s new Mock Servers, split stack teams can work in parallel, freeing up developers who were previously restrained by development dependencies. This workflow forces clear communication about how the client and server will interact and enables isolated debugging.
Postman’s CEO and co-founder Abhinav Asthana said,
Mock servers were a much-requested feature by our API developer community. Offering this service highlights Postman’s commitment to providing the support that developers need and deserve.
Postman was founded in 2014 by Abhijit Kane, Abhinav Asthana, and Ankit Sobti. It is a powerful API testing suite which has become a must-have tool for several developers. The platform is designed specifically to make the API developer’s life easier. The company has emphasized supporting, not replacing, a developer’s existing workflow. The company launched Postman Pro in December last year for both individual developers and teams.