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SmartBear Launches SwaggerHub to Manage the Workflow of an API's Lifecycle

October 02, 2015

To put it simply, application program interfaces (API) are meant to govern how one application talks to another. A well designed API simplifies the development process by providing the necessary building blocks of a program. In an age when there are millions of applications available in app stores and more are being created, the developer community is always looking for better tools. SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools for the connected world, launched SwaggerHub, a free platform that gives developers the tools they need to collaborate and coordinate across the entire workflow of an APIs lifecycle.

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SwaggerHub is an integrated platform for designing, building and managing Swagger APIs. Swagger is a simple and powerful representation of RESTful API with a repository of the largest ecosystem of API tooling. It is supported by thousands of developers in virtually all of the modern programming language and deployment environments. Some companies that have used Swagger to build services with RESTful APIs include Apigee, Getty Images, Intuit, LivingSocial, McKesson, Microsoft, Morningstar, PayPal and many others.

As an open-source API definition, Swagger is designed to integrate easily with other API lifecycle tools, and SwaggerHub simplifies the coordination to drive quality across team members so they can work together to iteratively design, build, document and manage an API.

“In today’s API economy, designing and discovering APIs has become critical for every organization building software today. With Swagger quickly becoming the dominant API description format, having an integrated platform for collaborating on Swagger-based APIs is a real boon to developers, integrators, consumers and everyone who is interacting with your API,” said Tony Tam, VP of Products, Swagger at SmartBear.

SwaggerHub is a free and open API-driven platform, which makes it that much easier to connect to other API-driven tools. The company announced the initial launch includes connectors to three of the most popular tools on the market, GitHub, DockerHub and Ready! API. It also comes with an open API that has integration capabilities to the SwaggerHub Registry, giving API providers a way to easily publish and retrieve APIs from SwaggerHub.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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