What is RAML?
RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing. It's concise - you only write what you need to define - and reusable. It is machine readable API design that is actually human friendly.
RAML is a tool in the API Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses RAML?
25 companies reportedly use RAML in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, Taboola, and Quicken Loans.
77 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RAML.
Pros of RAML
Design Patterns & Code Reuse
Automatic Generation of Mule flow
- Create and pull in namespaced, reusable libraries, containing data types
- Annotations let you add vendor specific functionality without compromising your spec
- Traits and resource Types let you take advantage of code reuse and design patterns
- Easily define resources and methods then add as much detail as you want
RAML Alternatives & Comparisons
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