MockLab is a SaaS tool for mocking/simulating APIs, which I’ve been bootstrapping for the last couple of years.
Why would anyone want to mock an API?
A few reasons - often the API you’re building against isn’t ready yet, and you get stuck waiting for a release before you can properly test your app. Or it might not have a stable sandbox. If you’re using a 3rd party API it might cost you money every time you run your tests, and many companies flat out refuse to let you run performance tests against their APIs (including every payment provider except Stripe as far as I can tell).
Finally, mocking APIs allows you to test edge cases and failure modes the real system won’t produce on demand, but probably will in production come Black Friday.
Although MockLab launched about a year ago it’s been somewhat under the radar, with all leads so far coming from wiremock.org (the OSS tool it’s based on). I’ve been trying to improve the website with a view to getting it in front of a wider audience, so I’d really appreciate any constructive feedback you can give on any part of the experience.