Host your API Blueprints in an ASP.net website.
- Scans a terget folder (and all sub-folders) for blueprint markdown files (*.md)
- Loads all found markdown files and parse them into blueprint api markdown format using SnowCrash.net
- a HTTP Module will intercept any matching request to a blueprint's action throught its URI Template and respond with the blueprint's specified first response.
Mock Server logic
- All HTTP requests are intercepted using a HttpModule
- We try to find a matching blueprintbased on the following logic
- A Request's path must match a blueprint's URITemplate
- HTTP Method must match (GET, POST, etc.) OR it is an OPTIONS request
- OPTIONS response is still in development for now
- Find an example (request/response pair) that match the request Headers and Body
- incoming request must contain all header keys and exact values as in the blueprint example
- Body is then matched differently based on Content-Type
- JSON is deserialised and compared as two in-memeory objects (deep equality check using reflection)
- everything else is stripped off any whitespace and checked as string equality
- Respond with the matching example's response and stop any further ASP.net pipeline processing.
- if no matching blueprint found for that request, then the request continue its journey to the ASP.net pipeline to be processed as normal (be it WebForms, or MVC, or even WebAPI).
- CORS is not fully supported (specifically the OPIONS verb)
- URL Parameters are not currently supported
- Model/Schema is not validated
- will only capture and use the first (ordinal based) valid matching request/response (action) pair from the blueprint.
- SnowCrash.NET is a CLR/Native C++ DLL compiled in 32bit architecture. You will need some tweak to get it to work.
- Install Visual C++ Runtime 2012, you can find it in this MSDN URL
- Make sure you enable 32bit applications in your IIS APP Pool.
- (Not sure if really needed) Grant filesystem access (read + execute) to your App Pool identity to the physical folder of the website.