In this series of articles we will attempt to compare Mockadillo with several API mocking services. For this article, we will be comparing Mockadillo’s features and pricing against Sandbox.
Sandbox is a complex and expensive tool that really allows you to create a wide array of scenarios, and include state inside of your endpoints, but for 90% of use cases is unnecessarily complex, and by using code and custom scripting it is harder to onboard new users to your existing projects.
|Hierarchy of elements||Yes||No|
|Generated response values||Yes||Yes|
|Long log retention||Yes||No|
|Team access control||Yes||Yes|
|Route conditions allowing fine grained control of responses||Yes||Yes|
|Visual conditions definition for responses||Yes||No|
|Route proxying to a different https endpoint||Yes||No|
|CORS support by default||Yes||Yes|
|Import of API definitions||Yes||Yes|
|Free plan logs request response content||Yes||No|
|Custom subdomain with free plan||Yes||No|
|Unlimited team members available||Yes||No|
|Basic plan price||$15||$39|
So we can see that even with a much more expensive service like Sandbox, Mockadillo offers more features, and the only thing lacking is a complex scripting interface. While that can give you an advantage in some scenarios, in 90% it just creates more complexity. Feel free to give us a try and see for yourself by signing up for a free account