RESTful API Modelling Language (RAML) is a YAML based API language to describe RESTful APIs. RAML provides a structure for developers to start their development process and helps stakeholders understand what an API does beforehand. RAML specification promotes the standardisation and reusability of an API.
What is API Specification?
API Specification is the blueprint of an API, which communicates how an API behaves. It provides all the necessary information needed to describe an API, such as:
What is the expected request?
What is the response?
Data type library.
Where and how to start designing a RAML?
RAML can be developed using any of the following:
When working with MuleSofts' Anypoint Studio, we recommended designing a RAML in the design centre before importing it into the Anypoint Studio for flow implementation.