Designing REST API with OAS and Remain API Studio


If you’re not yet optimizing the advantages of REST API, OpenAPI Specification (OAS) by the Linux Foundation® and Remain Software’s Remain API Studio, you may not quite understand what you’re missing. We’ll introduce you to the purpose, methodology and benefits and how you can leverage them to accomplish your goals like never before.

What Is REST and Why Use It?

Using an API provides a standard way of communicating. JSON is widely accepted as the primary data format for APIs. The REpresentational State Transfer (REST) architectural style provides interoperability between computer systems on the Internet, enabling the flexibility that allows two applications to talk over the Internet using tools similar to those used by web browsers. REST APIs utilize the following actions: GET, POST, PUT and DELETE.

Moreover, it's important to build REST APIs according to OAS standards. Benefits of this include bypassing time- and resource-consuming middleware and the ability to leverage your existing skill set to deliver your data and services. Creating and maintaining REST APIs properly from scratch can be a very complex process. We engineered Remain API Studio to make it faster, easier and more efficient.

Designing REST APIs with Remain API Studio

Use Remain API Studio to create and edit REST APIs and full OAS spec-compliant API definitions, all with speed, ease and reliability. We have you covered through the entire API design process with an easy-to-use rich visual editor, import and export capabilities, code generation, integrated testing and built-in documentation. The real power lies in the ability to visually maintain your API specification in a human-readable, graphical way. (No need to bog yourself down in JSON or YAML source.) The source code is available on the Source tab, for a peek or to maintain the code there, and the Schema tab will be updated accordingly. Once the specification is created, code can be generated to process the API.  

Remain API Studio is available as a standalone solution or, for complete management of the development cycle, it is fully integrated with TD/OMS, our multiplatform DevOps/ALM solution.

BENEFITS OF REST API WITH OAS AND REMAIN API STUDIO


Benefits of REST APIs utilizing OAS

  • Mobile strategy.

  • Low-code strategy.

  • Reuseability.

  • Self-serving global access for your customers.

  • Utilize a world-wide standard.

  • Choose from many standard services.

  • Focus on your core business and not boilerplate code.

  • API strategy for the future.

Remain API Studio

  • Fully compliant with the latest OAS specification.
  • Visually maintain your API specification in a human-readable way.
  • Import and export functions let you extract API specs (all or some, as in only one schema!) straight from the source and export them locally.
  • Generate an API server framework or client within our workspace and start coding immediately.
  • Full-fledged testing capabilities integrated in the studio, so you can easily test your APIs and see if your API spec is complete.
  • Shortened development cycle. 
  • Fully integrated and automated mock server.
  • Includes a code generator for the most popular programming languages.

Help for Remain API Studio

Remain API Studio contains built-in documentation throughout the product, accessible by clicking the "i" for information.

In addition our Helpdesk staff is available for any questions that you may have; simply email us at helpdesk@remainsoftware.com

Many customers prefer to access our Helpdesk through our support site at helpdesk.remainsoftware.com. The site provides a webportal for all communications with us, including opening a task, commenting and attaching relevant documentation or logs. Get all the information you need to track your issue, and search for existing answers to similar questions.