2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with ReadyAPI?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with ReadyAPI.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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DL
Senior Engineer at Splashtop
Real User
Top 20
2022-10-24T10:47:22Z
Oct 24, 2022

Many users will consider this solution expensive compared to the layout. It is more expensive than other solutions.

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VishalPatil - PeerSpot reviewer
Automation Architect at Cognizant
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-27T14:29:11Z
Sep 27, 2022

ReadyAPI can improve because it is limited to only SOAP and REST services. They should update the solution to include more protocols so that other people are not limited to SOAP and REST services. Other than would be able to utilize it. We should be given control over some of the customization of the reports, such as what things are to be included, and what are not to be included.

RolandCastelino - PeerSpot reviewer
QA lead at Bank of Montreal
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-26T14:43:27Z
Sep 26, 2022

There is a lot of room for improvement, mainly from the point of view of integrating ReadyAPI into the CI pipelines, and also the scripting aspect into Bitbucket. ReadyAPI is an extremely good and efficient standalone tool, but if you're collaborating on a project, it kind of becomes like a bottleneck. For use as a tool for group collaboration, there is some room for improvement. I would like to see two new features. Number one is version control with Bitbucket or Git, where we can actually see the scripts and have meaningful pull requests. Right now, everything sits inside an XML file, so it's very hard to review the code that anybody writes. If I have a ReadyAPI project, I want to not only have it on my local machine, but also in a version control system like Git or Bitbucket. At this time I can put the project there, but it's very hard to decipher the files that ReadyAPI exposes. It would be nice for them to have it more like a .gui file where the formatting of the file and the readability of the code is easier for other individuals. Second, is integration into a continuous integration pipeline, like a CI pipeline, where we can easily trigger, via Bamboo or Jenkins, and execute the scripts and maybe get the response of the results via an email or notification. Maybe it also needs integration into tools like Microsoft Teams or Slack, to get immediate feedback about the results of our execution. Those would be the new improvements I would like to see in their upcoming versions.

Sowmya Somepalli - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Automation Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-09-14T18:23:10Z
Sep 14, 2022

We have an older version of ReadyAPI and it's not supporting our whole tests, so we have had to migrate some or we've had difficulties running them because they're very old script. Better compatibility or more support for the older versions would be helpful. Also, I've been seeing the same UI for many years, since I was using the free version, and the paid version looks the same. I think the UI could be a little bit better.

Karel Husa - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Architect at Contractor
Real User
Top 10
2022-09-05T09:58:33Z
Sep 5, 2022

From my side, it is mainly licensing because some of my clients already considered it, but later on, they refused to obtain the license because they thought it was too costly. It was too expensive for them because each user needs to be licensed, and there are different licenses within the product. So, licensing was an issue for them. The support could also be improved to handle requests more quickly. Sometimes the support takes long, even for serious bugs.

SoumyaJain - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Test Engineer at Strategy Compass
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-17T20:15:10Z
Jul 17, 2022

An improvement for ReadyAPI would be automated import/export with third-party tools. It can also be hard for new testers to learn.

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SK
SDET at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-17T17:34:00Z
Dec 17, 2021

To generate a test suite in API, I had to create a separate one each time because otherwise it would just override the test. Each API had to be added separately. I thought I could just have one and then create different methods, but I had to add each API separately to create the test for that. That is an area that could be improved. It would be nice to have some kind of automation or organization.

AG
Manager, Clinical Applications QA Testing at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-12-01T16:38:00Z
Dec 1, 2020

Version control does not work well. It's has a git API which is defective and doesn't work well with our version repository, Bitbucket. We do all version control using git bash (command line driven), and sometimes we have to try several times to as there still hooks into the ReadyAPI git API which cause issues.

SP
IT Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
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2020-11-18T04:31:53Z
Nov 18, 2020

It doesn't have connectors to the NoSQL database. This is one of the things where they do not have a very solid strategy today. Other solutions have an in-built mechanism where I can directly and easily connect. An API is more around a user submitting a request on the frontend. It then hits the backend, puts the data, and responds back. If I am hitting MongoDB or NoSQL databases, I do not have ready-made inbuilt solutions in ReadyAPI that can easily help me in automating it faster. In our organization, we deal with NoSQL databases, and therefore, we need Groovy. We just cannot have a connector from ReadyAPI to do that. I have to write Groovy scripts. If you have themes that are predominantly using MongoDB, it leads to more maintenance and support activity because we are introducing more code into our commission. In terms of additional features, it can have cloud support. This is one of the things where we are getting into cloud support. We'll see how it works, but it is one of the doubts that we still have.

Balamurugan Arjunan - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-29T21:29:38Z
Oct 29, 2020

The reporting is not very robust and needs to be improved. They give the pass or fail criteria, but we need to know the history and also why it has failed. Essentially, the details that we see in other tools are missing. This is a request that we have made and we hope that these are implemented in the next version. They should include support for integrating with Xray, which is another test management tool. More generally, they should have a larger scope when it comes to integrating with test management tools.

Vallalarasu  Pandiyan - PeerSpot reviewer
Test Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-08-16T08:00:21Z
Aug 16, 2020

I think the security testing with API could be improved as they provide limited templates. It would be helpful if they provided us with more capabilities and the flexibility of adding more custom verification for the security testing part of ReadyAPI. Basically, some additional features would improve the product.

it_user1285470 - PeerSpot reviewer
Program Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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2020-03-30T07:58:00Z
Mar 30, 2020

The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.

MonoranjanGorai - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager - Technology at Publicis Sapient
Real User
2020-02-05T10:15:27Z
Feb 5, 2020

We stopped using this solution because of issues with scalability. Performance and memory management both need to be improved because other solutions use less memory for the same amount of data. I think that there was an open-source version, with a lower cost, then this would be a recipe to get into bigger markets.

RM
Testing Tool Expert at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-09-27T04:38:00Z
Sep 27, 2019

This solution is focused on web services, but it should be expanded to a complete test manager. For example, in the test suite, you can include a UI test, but this is with another tool. It is not fully integrated. ReadyAPI is not fully integrated with all system ecosystem tests. If ReadyAPI had more integration with all of the big tools on the market then this would be very useful.

LV
Test Manager at a logistics company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
Aug 26, 2019

I would like to see a better dashboard for monitoring in the next release of this solution. The reporting needs to be improved.

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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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RM
Testing Tool Expert at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 27, 2019
This is a cheap solution when you consider the money that will be saved in testing.
Vallalarasu  Pandiyan - PeerSpot reviewer
Test Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 16, 2020
When it comes to large enterprise, ReadyAPI is good. They also sell specific additional products but they don't force you to buy the complete package. You can select and purchase whichever products you want. The price is reasonable and I don't think it's very high, because of the flexibility - anyone can buy any product at any time.
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