VP Innovation at Axway, Co-founder at Vordel

Mark O'Neill

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Value of an "Echo" API Endpoint

This morning I was looking at the (excellent) API documentation of one of Axway's API Management customers, and I thought I'd write a quick blog post about a simple and sometimes under-used Best Practice. In this case, the Best Practice is to include an "echo" operation. This makes it easy to test the API (along with the in place testing, which you also see with the "Try it out" button). It's simple to setup an "echo" endpoint using Axway's API Management (just drag in a "Reflect" onto the canvas, it's as simple as that).

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Mark O'Neill is VP Innovation at Axway - API and Identity. Previously he was CTO and co-founder at Vordel, which was acquired by Axway. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to SOA World Magazine and Cloud Computing Journal, Mark holds a degree in mathematics and psychology from Trinity College Dublin and graduate qualifications in neural network programming from Oxford University.