SmartBear Increases Functional Capabilities of API Development Platform- SwaggerHub

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 10, 2016
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SOMERVILLE, MA: SmartBear Software, a leading facilitator of software development through its entire development cycle, released a major upgrade for SwaggerHub, the company’s open API driven platform providing a collaborative development environment for APIs. As stated in the official press release, new SwaggerHub Domains allows API designers to simplify API design, support larger API design teams, centrally manage APIs better and provide a consistent experience for consumers.

Endorsing the SwaggerHub Domains, Carl Lehmann, a Hybrid IT analyst with 451 Research said, “APIs are core enablers of business transformation and now represent the go-to approach for integrating applications, services and micro-services across all forms of distributed IT architecture. Managing them requires lifecycle management tools like SwaggerHub Domains to assure their quality and efficiency of design and reuse.”

Following the Open API Specification Format, SwaggerHub allows general referencing of shared components and provides secure mechanism to reference them. The company claims it holds more than 3800 API from over 70 clients. Following the update, users can centrally manage both private and public components. The product’s features include publishing, versioning and synchronization with source control for teams of all sizes. During API design, the Swagger Editor can auto-suggest reusable components from the system making work processes more intuitive.

Developed by the core Swagger development team with a goal to leverage importance design before coding and collaborating on the intent of the API, adoption of the Swagger Specification, which has been donated to the Open API Initiative under The Linux Foundation, developers can reap more benefits from the value of a contract-first API design.

“Modularizing API design is quickly becoming essential for faster, more consistent development,” said Tony Tam, VP of Products, Swagger at SmartBear. “There are, however, potentially huge pitfalls to having dependencies on different components, especially when one of them changes unexpectedly. SwaggerHub Domains has been designed to bring collaboration and consistency to redundant aspects of API design.” he added.

Head Quartered in Boston, SmartBear boasts a user base of 4mn software professional through 25k companies across 194 countries. The company had recently released Ready! API TestServer, a new automated API testing solution which allows developers to find bugs faster and speed up the delivery of reliable, robust APIs. The product would enable developers and testing engineers to express tests as code to integrate functional testing earlier in development cycles, dynamically generate test recipes through scripts and other frameworks and execute parallel testing processes on a consolidated set of resources.