API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.

3Scale

3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.

Runscope

Runscope is a SaaS-based company that provides solutions for API performance testing, monitoring and debugging.

Tyk

Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast, scalable and modern, and offers an API management platform with an API Gateway, API analytics, developer portal and API Management Dashboard.

Restlet

Restlet is providing the fastest and easiest API-First Platform as a Service that developers and non-developers working on API projects can use.

API Design News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API design conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is designing their APis and the underlying schema used as part of their requests and responses.

Title Source Visit
Best Practices in Designing GraphQL APIs (2017-10-21) medium.com
Let’s Stop Building APIs Around a Network Hack (2017-10-20) medium.com
Creating Generic RESTful API Services (2017-10-20) medium.com
Get ready to REST (2017-10-18) medium.com
How API Languages Evolve (2017-10-17) www.apiacademy.co
GOOD NAMING CONVENTIONS FOR RESTFUL API (2017-10-17) medium.com
Reusable API mechanisms in ASP.NET Web API 2. Part 1: Introduction (2017-10-12) medium.com
The NEW API Pattern (2017-10-12) developers.redhat.com
grpc / The gRPC Meetup Kit (2017-10-09) grpc.io
Various Variables Effecting API Design (2017-10-09) medium.com
REST vs GraphQL (2017-10-05) medium.com
Using JSON (2017-10-05) nordicapis.com
The Next Step to Build Better APIs — Consistent Data Structure (2017-10-03) medium.com
Top 5 things to be careful about API Design and Development (2017-10-01) medium.com
Keeping your APIs lean and Queries Fast — Part I (2017-10-01) medium.com
Protected: REST best practices 101 (2017-09-29) tyk.io
A Bite of REST (2017-09-26) medium.com
Golang Gin (2017-09-26) medium.com
Hiding API fields dynamically — Laravel 5.5 (2017-09-26) medium.com
PUT vs PATCH vs JSON (2017-09-25) medium.com
Introspected REST: An alternative to REST and GraphQL (2017-09-24) introspected.rest
GraphQL, from a REST perspective (2017-09-21) medium.com
RFC 8246 (2017-09-20) tools.ietf.org
Introducing KaiZen OpenAPI Editor: the open source Eclipse editor for OAS 2.0 & 3.0 (2017-09-20) www.reprezen.com
Bizcoder (2017-09-20) www.bizcoder.com
The pain of designing and visualizing APIs and how to solve it (2017-09-19) medium.com
When Should You Use Path Variable and Query Parameter? (2017-09-17) medium.com
5 Small Steps to a Better Web API (2017-09-13) medium.com
GraphQL & gRPC (Part 1) (2017-09-13) medium.com
Know how RESTful your API is: An Overview of the Richardson Maturity Model (2017-09-13) developers.redhat.com
GraphQL vs REST: Overview (2017-09-11) philsturgeon.uk
Developing APIs in ABAP — just REST, not OData. (2017-09-09) medium.com
A Pragmatic approach to REST API design — Lessons from building our API platform (2017-09-08) medium.com
Working with Visual Builder business Object REST APIs — Part 2: Create, Update, and Delete (2017-09-07) medium.com
Tips and tricks for API pagination (2017-09-07) medium.com
Introducing RESTful JSON – Stephen Mizell – Medium (2017-09-05) medium.com
Reflections on the REST Architectural Style and "Principled Design of the Modern Web Architecture" (2017-09-05) research.google.com
Iterating Through APIs with Multiple Pages (2017-09-04) medium.com
New Feature: Object Pagination (2017-09-01) medium.com
REST APIs and status codes (2017-08-31) medium.com
Strange Brew: How the Web’s 418 Error Code Became Steeped in Controversy (2017-08-27) thenewstack.io
Difference Between API and Web Service (2017-08-26) medium.com
Bizcoder (2017-08-21) www.bizcoder.com
Response Codes Demystified (2017-08-21) medium.com
Develop and Deliver an API (2017-08-18) medium.com
Apiary (2017-08-18) medium.com
Return well (2017-08-18) medium.com
How to Optimize the API Response Package (2017-08-17) nordicapis.com
API design fundamentals: analytics or it didn’t happen (2017-08-16) medium.com
Evolving API Pagination at Slack (2017-08-15) medium.com
The API Cornucopia (2017-08-15) medium.com
Troubleshooting common Clover REST API error codes (2017-08-14) medium.com
A Happy Compromise Between Customization and Cacheability (2017-08-13) philsturgeon.uk
Which HTTP status code should I use? (2017-08-09) medium.com
ApiBldr (2017-08-09) apibldr.com
REST API Design Antipatterns (2017-08-03) medium.com
From RPC to Serverless, Prefabricated PaaS Accelerates Business Velocity (2017-08-02) medium.com
Pagination with Mongoose (2017-07-31) medium.com
Kill Your API : The Burger Analogy (2017-07-28) developers.redhat.com
Microservices, APIs, SOA: Friends, enemies, or frenemies? (2017-07-27) developer.ibm.com
Introduction to Graph APIs (2017-07-26) zapier.com
REST v. gRPC (2017-07-26) husobee.github.io
The Ultimate Guide to API Design (2017-07-18) blog.codeship.com
No REST for the wicked (2017-07-16) medium.com
Building Better REST APIs (2017-07-15) medium.com
RESTful Services (2017-07-13) medium.com
The HTTP OPTIONS method and potential for self (2017-07-12) zacstewart.com
Rails GET params (2017-07-12) medium.com
Good User Experience and API Success both require clarity in API Responses (2017-07-10) medium.com
1.7 define /todo/{id} DELETE endpoint (2017-07-10) medium.com
Instagram’s Public JSON APIs – Motyar – Medium (2017-07-10) medium.com
Ambassador 0.10.1, with gRPC and authentication support (2017-07-05) www.datawire.io
Writing beautiful REST Apis (2017-06-30) medium.com
Swagger, the API Economy, REST, Linked Data, and a Semantic Web (2017-06-24) medium.com
10 Things I Hate About Your API — Amanda Folson (2017-06-22) medium.com
The Microservice Design Canvas (2017-06-22) www.apiacademy.co
Developing RESTful APIs with Kotlin (2017-06-22) medium.com
Introducing the Chunked Upload API (2017-06-20) medium.com
4 Mantras for Designing Scalable APIs (2017-06-20) nordicapis.com
Representing State in REST and GraphQL (2017-06-19) philsturgeon.uk
Twitter API: Cursoring (2017-06-19) medium.com
RESTful Services (2017-06-16) developers.redhat.com
Best Practices for API Error Handling (2017-06-15) nordicapis.com
API design fundamentals: usage driven design (2017-06-14) medium.com
Scenarios v3.3 Update (2017-06-12) medium.com
REST API for Dummies: The Store Metaphor (2017-06-12) medium.com
RESTful Services (2017-06-11) medium.com
The Definitive Guide for building REST APIs (2017-06-10) medium.com
Transclude Preference for the HTTP Prefer Header (2017-06-09) rawgit.com
Amazon API Gateway Enables Customization of Error Responses (2017-06-06) aws.amazon.com
Three Principles of API First Design (2017-06-02) medium.com
REST API Design Tips from Experience (2017-05-30) medium.com
Service (2017-05-30) www.bmc.com
Accordion APIs How (2017-05-30) medium.com
Which wordlist endpoints would be useful for you? — API Developer Community (2017-05-27) forum.oxforddictionaries.com
Recently posted on our blog at www.lunchbadger.com (2017-05-25) medium.com
RFC 3117 (2017-05-25) tools.ietf.org
Robustness principle (2017-05-25) www.wikiwand.com
Why you should follow the robustness principle in your APIs (2017-05-25) engineering.klarna.com
API Lifecycle: Design Stage (Part 2 of 4) (2017-05-24) medium.com
Pagination, Filtering, and Sorting — API Working Group 0.0.1.dev223 documentation (2017-05-23) specs.openstack.org
Sorting — Twitter Developers (2017-05-23) dev.twitter.com
REST API Sorting Paging and Filtering (2017-05-23) www.thrinacia.com
The Resource Groups Tagging API Makes It Easier to List Your Resources by Using a New Pagination Parameter (2017-05-22) aws.amazon.com
The Resource Groups Tagging API Makes It Easier to List Your Resources by Using a New Pagination Parameter (2017-05-22) aws.amazon.com
The Resource Groups Tagging API Makes It Easier to List Your Resources by Using a New Pagination Parameter (2017-05-22) aws.amazon.com
API Design: Think First, Code Later (2017-05-20) cheesecakelabs.com
REST API — Back to Basics (2017-05-18) medium.com
The four levels of consistency in API design (2017-05-18) restlet.com
mnot’s blog: How to Think About HTTP Status Codes (2017-05-17) www.mnot.net
restful (2017-05-17) gist.github.com
Proposal: Expand OpenAPI to include RPC APIs · Issue #801 · OAI/OpenAPI (2017-05-16) github.com
Tweet: REST Anti-Patterns https://t.co/EC42OtetFw via @InfoQ (2017-05-10) twitter.com
Oracle API Platform Cloud Enables Customers to Drive Business Transformation and DesignFirst (2017-05-10) www.prnewswire.com
Putting gRPC multilanguage support to the test (2017-05-08) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
8 Steps to Help Your API be Forward Compatible (2017-05-07) www.programmableweb.com
The two perspectives of API design (2017-05-06) restlet.com
Tweet RT restlet The two perspectives of API design by apihandyman httpstcodM5qOjuSkp httpstcoEsquxdyEdn (2017-05-05) twitter.com
Yelp Adds GraphQL Support to Fusion API Introduces Developer Beta Program (2017-05-05) www.programmableweb.com
Building for Builders Stripe039s 8 Tips for Designing APIs and Supporting Developers (2017-05-04) www.programmableweb.com
REST API Industry Debate OData vs GraphQL vs ORDS (2017-05-03) www.progress.com
The two perspectives of API design (2017-05-03) restlet.com
Little rules for designing with data (2017-05-02) github.com
API Mediation Why You Need an API Experience Layer (2017-05-01) nordicapis.com
ResourceCentric API Calls Switching Up the Cloud Elements Hubs (2017-04-28) dzone.com
gRPCWeb Moving past RESTJSON towards typesafe Web APIs (2017-04-27) spatialos.improbable.io
Summarizing requests (2017-04-26) www.apiful.io
Manage your gRPC APIs with Google Cloud Endpoints (2017-04-26) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
Tweet 7 Tips for Designing a Better REST API httpstco7QQsjLd33P (2017-04-25) twitter.com
What is the difference between API Design and API Architecture APIUniversity (2017-04-25) api-university.com
Introducing ProtocolOriented BDD in Swift for iOS Apps Part 1 (2017-04-25) dzone.com
Deliveroo API Design Guidelines added to the API Stylebook (2017-04-25) apihandyman.io
Using field masks with update requests to Google APIs (2017-04-21) gsuite-developers.googleblog.com
7 Tips for Designing a Better REST API (2017-04-20) www.kennethlange.com
Is Protobuf 5x Faster Than JSON Part 2 (2017-04-20) dzone.com
SOAP vs REST A Look at Two Different API Styles (2017-04-20) www.business2community.com
Building an API lessons learned the hard way part 2 (2017-04-19) medium.com
Microservices APIs and Swagger How They Fit Together (2017-04-19) dzone.com
Simplicity Utility x Data Success (2017-04-13) blog.mparticle.com
Tweet Materia v07 is now available httpstcooPDC7PPxXt User Management Addon SendGrid ampamp mailjet Addons Permissions management (2017-04-12) twitter.com
Restlet Studio Supports RAML 10 API Specification (2017-04-12) www.programmableweb.com
The 5 Basic API Design Paradigms (2017-04-10) blog.cloudobjects.io
API Design Standards With Andy Beier (2017-04-07) businessintelligence.com
ALM Rest API posting design steps (2017-04-06) community.hpe.com
You should not try to normalise the vocabulary across all Bounded Contexts pcalcado (2017-04-05) philcalcado.com
7 Tips for Developing Great APIs (2017-04-05) www.designnews.com
Using field masks with Google APIs for partial response (2017-04-05) developers.googleblog.com
API Design on the Scale of Decades (2017-04-04) nordicapis.com
API design for machine learning software experiences from the scikitlearn project (2017-03-22) arxiv.org
BigCommerce uses Postman before a single line of code is written (2017-03-21) blog.getpostman.com
RESTful SNMP Over HTTP Part II (2017-03-20) dzone.com
RESTful SNMP Over HTTP Part III (2017-03-20) dzone.com
Introducing Muon (2017-03-18) daviddawson.me
A Nice API Design Gem Strategy Pattern With Lambdas (2017-03-16) blog.jooq.org
Is GraphQL The End of REST Style APIs (2017-03-09) nordicapis.com
Ultimate Guide to API Design (2017-03-08) blog.qmo.io
Two Forgotten Aspects to an API Design First Approach (2017-03-08) medium.com
4 Ways Your API Is Not Quite What I Want (2017-03-08) zapier.com
Two Forgotten Aspects to an API Design First Approach (2017-03-08) medium.com
API Eventing Is The Next Big Opportunity For API Providers (2017-03-07) tyk.io
Autocomplete and tooltips for variables are now live (2017-03-07) blog.getpostman.com
Google API Design Guide added to the API Stylebook (2017-03-05) apihandyman.io
Tweet On my todo list for this week end adding the googlecloud API design guidelines to the httpstco7SladfsXcYhellip httpstcodBxrxEd7iN (2017-03-04) twitter.com
Arent 301s 302s and Canonicals All Basically the Same (2017-03-03) moz.com
Designing APIs With RAML (2017-03-01) dzone.com
REST over WebSockets instead of HTTP (2017-02-25) medium.com
API Design Guide Cloud APIs Google Cloud Platform (2017-02-22) cloud.google.com
API update Scroll API Segments and rate limits (2017-02-22) medium.com
Designing robust and predictable APIs with idempotency (2017-02-21) stripe.com
Writing OpenAPI Swagger Specification Tutorial Part 9 Extending the OpenAPI specification (2017-02-19) apihandyman.io
Article Untangling an APIfirst Transformation at Scale Lessons Learnt at PayPal Part 1 (2017-02-17) www.infoq.com
Implementing DomainDriven Design in PHP (2017-02-15) dzone.com
ConsumerOriented API Design (2017-02-15) api-university.com
Modeldriven RESTful API for CRUD and more (2017-02-14) www.codeproject.com
An Overview of ExperienceBased API Integration Patterns (2017-02-10) dzone.com
The Simple Guide to HTTP Verbs PATCH PUT and POST (2017-02-08) dzone.com
Use a Local API to Protect Global Methods in a Distributed Environment (2017-02-07) www.codeproject.com
HTML APIs What They Are And How To Design A Good One (2017-02-07) newze.net
Visualising complex APIs using API Map (2017-02-04) hackernoon.com
API Design Collaboration tool (2017-02-02) devkraken.wordpress.com
Designing a True REST State Machine (2017-01-31) nordicapis.com
Looking for commonality among HTTP request APIs (2017-01-16) snarky.ca
Signatures with PUT vs POST (2017-01-14) forums.asp.net
Building Your API for Longevity Part 1 SpecDriven Development (2017-01-06) www.nginx.com
3 Ways to Make Your API Responses Flexible (2017-01-05) zapier.com
zalandorestfulapiguidelines A model set of guidelines for RESTful APIs (2017-01-05) github.com
On the Origins of APIFirst Companies (2017-01-04) blog.readme.io
Protobuf Alternative to REST for Microservices (2017-01-03) www.ensor.cc
DDD REST Domain Driven APIs for the Web (2017-01-02) www.infoq.com
Beautiful Node APIs (2017-01-01) webapplog.com
Creating a Simple Android REST Client Using HTTPRPC (2016-12-29) dzone.com
Modernizing Legacy PHP apps with APIs (2016-12-28) leanpub.com
Future of APIs (2016-12-19) medium.com
The Power of OpenClosed Principle (2016-12-19) dzone.com
API Design for C epub (2016-12-18) thywifyjudit.full-design.com
API Modeling A ZeroCode Way To a Designer API (2016-12-14) www.tibco.com
Foundations of RESTful Architecture (2016-12-14) dzone.com
7 Secrets to Designing Alexa Skills (2016-12-14) dzone.com
Swagger toolbox (2016-11-12) swagger-toolbox.firebaseapp.com
OpenAPI GUI (2016-11-12) mermade.github.io
Announcing the New Apigee Edge Experience Apigee (2016-11-07) apigee.com
Building The LinkedIn Knowledge Graph (2016-11-02) engineering.linkedin.com
Why I Dont Like UPDATE Methods In API Design (2016-11-02) www.bennadel.com
Introducing Seamless Source Control Integration With Bitbucket and SwaggerHub (2016-10-31) dzone.com
Introduction to APIFirst Design (2016-10-31) www.programmableweb.com
Designing better Web APIs Part I arefscom (2016-10-19) arefs.com
From Good to Great API (2016-10-19) api-university.com
API Usability Matters UX and CX is like DX and (2016-10-18) dret.typepad.com
The API problem (2016-10-15) medium.com
API Best Practices API Design (2016-10-14) medium.com
Struggling with code to optimize how you chain APIs for advanced data analytics (2016-10-13) community.havenondemand.com
API Best Practices API Design (2016-10-12) medium.com
Web App Next Stop In Our Software Journey REST Services Part III (2016-10-12) dzone.com
swaggergistio Saving and Versioning Swagger definitions (2016-10-10) jordwalsh.com
Tweet Learn The importance of loose coupling in REST API design httpstcor7kuJ1KzIc httpstcowHUqOfBYPu (2016-10-06) twitter.com
Designing and documenting your API (2016-10-06) medium.com
Day 31 (2016-10-06) medium.com
Functional Augmented State Transfer FAST Architecture for Computationally Intensive Network Applications (2016-10-06) arxiv.org
A Web API ecosystem through featurebased reuse (2016-10-04) arxiv.org
Why to Prioritize Your API Strategy Before Your API Design (2016-10-04) www.programmableweb.com
Software backward compatibility undocumented APIs and importance of history etc (2016-10-03) www.codeproject.com
Metaphors of Big Data (2016-10-01) dismagazine.com
HTTP Status Trek REST Fest 2016 (2016-10-01) apihandyman.io
How to fix CORS problems Restlet We Know About APIs (2016-09-29) restlet.com
What is API Design (2016-09-28) api-university.com
Announcing the OpenSource beaR Library (2016-09-28) www.esa.doc.gov
Sunlight at the 21st Century Neighborhoods Symposium How humanizing data will improve our communities (2016-09-26) sunlightfoundation.com
Apimint Rapidly Prototype APIs (2016-09-25) www.apimint.com
Evolution to RESTful with NoSQL Documents (2016-09-21) medium.com
There is No REST API (2016-09-20) blog.howarddierking.com
RPC vs REST is not in the URL (2016-09-20) www.bizcoder.com
Understanding REST And RPC For HTTP APIs (2016-09-20) www.smashingmagazine.com
RESTful Web Service With Example (2016-09-19) dzone.com
Here comes GraphQL The Real Adam (2016-09-16) therealadam.com
Learn API DevOps from the Experts Design Testing Deployment (2016-09-15) restlet.com
How to Take Your API From RPC to Hypermedia in 7 Steps (2016-09-15) www.programmableweb.com
The GitHub GraphQL API GitHub Engineering (2016-09-14) githubengineering.com
Maintaining API Working As A Software Engineer (2016-09-11) cvesters.wordpress.com
Introducing API Templates With Reusable System and Process APIs (2016-09-09) blogs.mulesoft.com
RESTful Web API Design with Nodejs (2016-09-08) adobeland.wordpress.com
Restful API Design An Opinionated Guide (2016-09-08) dzone.com
The Secret Sauce Behind Building an Elastic API (2016-09-07) www.streamingmedia.com
API Design Book Available Today (2016-09-07) api-university.com
Understanding The New Swift 3 API Design Guidelines (2016-09-07) blog.teamtreehouse.com
How to sort API expand fields (2016-09-06) www.yiiframework.com
JSON Version of Web Concepts (2016-09-03) webconcepts.info
Specref (2016-09-03) www.specref.org
Better API Design With Java 8 Optional (2016-08-30) dzone.com
Why Consistency Matters Across the Media Types Offered by an API (2016-08-30) www.programmableweb.com
Internal API Design for Distributed Teams (2016-08-29) www.lullabot.com
RESTful APIs and MediaTypes (2016-08-26) akrabat.com
User Interface An Essential part of a Effective API design (2016-08-23) www.cioreview.com
Be Explicit with Your APIs Data (2016-08-20) spin.atomicobject.com
Article Creating RESTful Services with T4 Based on Model and Interfaces (2016-08-19) www.infoq.com
Five Steps Before Developing a Smart Home Skill (2016-08-18) developer.amazon.com
OptoNews Tip Whats a RESTful API and why does it matter (2016-08-17) blog.opto22.com
API Design Building and Enforcing an Internal Style Guide (2016-08-16) nordicapis.com
O Slack API How Do I Love Thee (2016-08-16) medium.com
Use of API Design and Management Policies (2016-08-11) dzone.com
Shaming People for Not Being or Understanding REST Is Why We Have So Much Inconsistency in API Design (2016-08-09) dzone.com
Getting Your REST is Important (2016-08-03) www.tibco.com
Restlet Studio 13 is out (2016-08-03) restlet.com
Microsoft REST API Guidelines Are Not RESTful (2016-07-21) www.infoq.com
Microsoft Publishes REST API Guidelines 23 (2016-07-21) www.programmableweb.com
GitHub Microsoftapiguidelines Microsoft REST API Guidelines (2016-07-19) github.com
API Errors Are First Class Citizens (2016-07-15) dzone.com
Presentation REST Considered Harmful (2016-07-12) www.infoq.com
Scaling Your API Design Workflow (2016-07-10) blog.apiary.io
HTTPRPC 30 Released Announcement (2016-07-01) dzone.com
Three APIs Making the Case Against Building It Yourself (2016-06-29) everydeveloper.com
Why Your API039s EndUsage Context Matters To Great API Design (2016-06-21) www.programmableweb.com
Why Your API039s EndUsage Context Matters To Great Developer Experiences (2016-06-21) www.programmableweb.com
API Design in Nodejs with Express (2016-06-15) shop.oreilly.com
How API First Design Could Have Avoided These Failures (2016-06-14) www.programmableweb.com
JSONLD Building Meaningful Data APIs (2016-06-09) dzone.com
The Basics of REST and RESTful API Development (2016-06-06) www.hongkiat.com
A Consumer of a Properly Designed RESTful API Is Writing to an Interface Not an Implementation (2016-05-20) dzone.com
RAMLing Again With API Workbench From Setup to Design (2016-05-19) dzone.com
Building a great API Lessons learned from working with dozens of REST APIs (2016-05-17) blog.bugsnag.com
Thinking About An API Proxy To Add Link Header To Each API Response (2016-05-03) apievangelist.com
HTTP Header Awareness Using The Link Header For Pagination (2016-05-02) apievangelist.com
Never Put Secrets in URLs and Query Parameters (2016-04-29) www.fullcontact.com
REST API Design at Devoxx France (2016-04-25) restlet.com
The Relationship Between BDD and API Design (2016-04-23) dzone.com
API Names and Begging the Negatives (2016-04-22) dzone.com
Build a REST API with XML Payload (2016-04-22) dzone.com
Build Better Mobile Apps Data and API Best Practices (2016-04-21) www.builtinchicago.org
Worlds First API Design Hackathon (2016-04-21) blog.apiary.io
How to Improve API Errors With Defensive Design (2016-04-16) www.programmableweb.com
Consumeroriented API Design (2016-04-12) api-university.com
What is a welldesigned API (2016-04-06) api-university.com
RFC 7807 Problem Details for HTTP APIs (2016-04-04) tools.ietf.org
Screencast Design a web API from scratch with Restlet Studio (2016-04-01) restlet.com
What Skills Do Your APIs Offer (2016-03-31) launchany.com
Quality API Design and Implementation through RepreZen and SmartBear (2016-03-30) www.reprezen.com
A Tale of Two Chatbots Internet Ethics Views From Silicon Valley (2016-03-29) www.scu.edu
Great APIs Have One Thing in Common (2016-03-22) everydeveloper.com
Well wishes and warnings in the Web API (2016-03-21) medium.com
Discover the attention surrounding URNs support for a new identifier (2016-03-18) www.altmetric.com
One API many facades (2016-03-16) restlet.com
Do My APIs Have The Skills They Need To Compete In A Voice And Bot Enabled World (2016-03-15) apievangelist.com
Designing APIs With Customers in Mind (2016-03-14) www.builtinaustin.com
Article One API Many Facades (2016-03-13) www.infoq.com
Designing a Web API with Restlet Studio Visual API editor (2016-03-09) restlet.com
3 Approaches to Monadic API Design in Haskell (2016-03-08) blog.pusher.com
API Design Challenges Competing Demands (2016-03-05) www.biske.com
Designing Web APIs with Restlet Studio (2016-03-04) restlet.com
StopLight Launches Visual API Design Tools (2016-03-01) www.infoq.com
Interview John Sheehan on Web API Quality (2016-02-27) www.infoq.com
Presentation 5 AntiPatterns in Designing APIs (2016-02-23) www.infoq.com
Resolving the FrontendBackend API Design Conflict (2016-02-17) launchany.com
Dear API Designer Are You Sure You Want to Return a Primitive (2016-02-17) dzone.com
Why Github039s Scientist 10 Could Be Great for API Versioning (2016-02-17) www.programmableweb.com
Resolving the FrontendBackend API Design Conflict (2016-02-17) launchany.com
Using a Prototype as an API Product Specification (2016-02-16) sendgrid.com
Introducing API Templates (2016-02-16) www.socketlabs.com
Sharing and saving your Web API design project in the cloud (2016-02-15) restlet.com
REST essentials for the QuickBooks API (2016-02-04) developer.intuit.com
Lessons From Training 1400 People in Web API Design (2016-02-02) launchany.com
an online tutorial with friends (2016-02-02) www.amundsen.com
How CloudRail Handles the Seven Deadly Annoyances of API Design (2016-01-29) cloudrail.com
Reverse Engineering APIs From The Common APIs Models We Know (2016-01-25) apievangelist.com
Paging in ASPNET Web API (2016-01-21) www.codeproject.com
Apiaryio Now Features Swagger Support (2016-01-19) www.programmableweb.com
RESTful ServiceDesign How to overcome the CRUDnature of the RESTstyle (2016-01-13) itblogs.stephanbauer.me
API Design Inspiration on GitHub (2016-01-12) blog.apiary.io
Public GETs In Concert With Private POST PUT And DELETE For Your APIs (2016-01-08) apievangelist.com
Passing Json data to a RESTful WCF 4 service using JsonNet (2016-01-07) www.codeproject.com
Web API A Solid Approach (2016-01-05) www.codeproject.com
inadarei Howto HTTP Caching for RESTful and Hypermedia APIs (2015-12-18) www.freshblurbs.com
Enhancing Your Apiary Workflow MSON Dredd Style Guides and More on Vimeo (2015-12-17) vimeo.com
REST Fest 2015 Glenn Block FiveInFive in REST Fest 2015 on Vimeo (2015-12-17) vimeo.com
Presentation Designfirst APIs in Practice (2015-12-16) www.infoq.com
A Fun Way To Explore HTTP Status Codes With A Subway Map From Restlet (2015-12-13) dzone.com
Understanding HTTP content negotiation (2015-12-10) restlet.com
Designing Evolvable APIs for the Web Formats (2015-12-08) nordicapis.com
Daniel Jacobson on Ephemeral APIs and Continuous Innovation at Netflix (2015-11-28) www.infoq.com
Designing Evolvable APIs for the Web Identification (2015-11-25) nordicapis.com
API Design Using Behavior Driven Development (2015-11-24) blog.smartbear.com
Architectural Styles for APIs SOAP REST and RPC (2015-09-13) api-university.com
There Is A Big Opportunity Right Now When It Comes To API Design Tooling (2015-09-13) apievangelist.com
REST in AEM by Roy Fielding (2015-09-11) www.slideshare.net
A Quick Example Of An API Provider Putting Content Type Negotiation To Work (2015-08-31) apievangelist.com
We Need an Open Abstraction Layer to Help Us Better Define and Design Our APIs (2015-08-28) apievangelist.com
The API Design Guide Is Just The Beginning Of The Journey Better Get Started (2015-08-28) apievangelist.com
Crafting and Publishing API Design Guide Shows That You Are Further Along In Your API Journey (2015-08-28) apievangelist.com
DTO engages with developers for API design mandate (2015-08-25) www.technologydecisions.com.au
Resources Not Data (2015-08-21) www.windley.com
API development startup Apiary raises 68M and launches a testing service VentureBeat Deals by Jordan Novet (2015-08-18) venturebeat.com
A Common Open Source API Design Editor Is Needed For API Service Providers (2015-08-14) apievangelist.com
HTTP Status Codes httpstatuses (2015-08-10) httpstatus.es
How To Design Great APIs With APIFirst Design and RAML (2015-07-10) www.programmableweb.com
My API Design Research Distilled Down As Single PDF Guide (2015-07-08) apievangelist.com
Now in Production DELETE page (2015-07-08) blogs.msdn.com
My API Design Research Distilled Down As Single PDF Guide (2015-07-07) apievangelist.com
The API Design Tooling I Have Included In My Research (2015-06-30) apievangelist.com
Tightening Up The Organizations That Are Included In My API Design Research (2015-06-30) apievangelist.com
Why Its OK To Design Imperfect APIs (2015-06-30) www.programmableweb.com
API Design Considerations for The Internet of Things (2015-06-30) www.programmableweb.com
The API Design Tooling I Have Included In My Research (2015-06-29) apievangelist.com
Breaking Down Publication References With The Global Change Information System API (2015-06-23) apievangelist.com
Lessons learnt from shipping APIs for Microsofts cloud platform (2015-06-19) sriramk.com
Decoupling the Mind of the API Designer (2015-06-12) blog.apiary.io
A Tale of Four API Designs Dissecting Common API Architectures (2015-06-11) nordicapis.com
Splitting My Blog API Into Two Separate APIs For News And Analysis (2015-06-10) apievangelist.com
Using API Definitions To Help API Providers With Their API Design Roadmap (2015-06-10) apievangelist.com
New JSON API Specification Aims to Speed API Development (2015-06-10) www.programmableweb.com
Decoupling the Mind of the API Designer (2015-06-09) blog.apiary.io
Visions Of My Perfect API Design Editor Using Electron (2015-06-04) apievangelist.com
Why Not To Overlook API Planning And What To Do About It (2015-06-04) www.programmableweb.com
Top 5 Development Tips for a Killer API (2015-06-04) nordicapis.com
Integrations are Hard Part II API Resources Search and Pagination (2015-06-03) cloud-elements.com
Article The Power of RAML (2015-06-02) www.infoq.com
How to build APIs efficiently (2015-05-30) api-university.com
RESTful API Design Part III Error Handling (2015-05-26) blog.cloud-elements.com
Article From Doodles to Delivery An API Design Process (2015-05-26) www.infoq.com
7 Important API Design Lessons (2015-05-21) nordicapis.com
Apigee API Studio Designing Testing and Sharing APIs (2015-05-21) www.infoq.com
Apigee adds some Swagger to API design (2015-05-21) www.pcadvisor.co.uk
Restlet and SmartBear Partner to Deliver Restlet Studio Plugin for Ready API (2015-05-20) restlet.com
Versioning APIs (2015-05-15) blog.clearbit.com
A Guide to REST and API Design (2015-05-11) transform.ca.com
Do you really know why you prefer REST over RPC (2015-05-10) apihandyman.io
Nearly all web APIs get paging wrong (2015-05-08) vermorel.com
Guest Post Why The API Pattern Is Broken And How We Can Fix It (2015-05-05) apievangelist.com
The Role of the API Designer (2015-05-03) blog.apiary.io
Understand about DELETE Verb in Web API RESTful Services using Data from Both Request Body As Well As URI (2015-04-28) www.codeproject.com
Api Design AntiPatterns (2015-04-25) www.slideshare.net
The data the hypermedia and the documentation (2015-04-23) apihandyman.io
HTTP Verbs Demystified PATCH PUT and POST (2015-04-21) cloud-elements.com
Introduction to Apiary Overview of Apiary and How to Create APIs (2015-04-20) www.developer.com
REST API design tips (2015-04-19) kwtrnka.wordpress.com
API Part of the Creative Palette (2015-04-14) nordicapis.com
Bizcoder Solving Dropboxs URL Problems (2015-04-10) www.bizcoder.com
Solving Dropboxs URL Problems (2015-04-10) www.bizcoder.com
418 Im a teapot and other bad API responses (2015-04-09) cloud-elements.com
Building Reusable REST API Services Part 3 of 4 (2015-04-08) blog.dreamfactory.com
In a REST world theres room for nonREST APIs (2015-04-07) www.programmableweb.com
JSON API Spec Goes Through The Hacker News Gauntlet (2015-04-06) www.programmableweb.com
How to Decide How Many HTTP Status Codes Your API Needs (2015-04-02) www.programmableweb.com
InfoQ eMag Web APIs From Start to Finish (2015-03-31) www.infoq.com
Bizcoder API Design Notes Smart Paging (2015-03-31) www.bizcoder.com
eCommerce API Design The Good The Bad and The Etsy API (2015-03-30) cloud-elements.com
The ways of the API smartness (2015-03-28) apihandyman.io
APIs arent apps Make them as thin and light as possible (2015-03-23) www.infoworld.com
HTML6 APIs as Natural Friends (2015-03-21) blog.smartbear.com
I have my opinions on API design (2015-03-20) bryson3gps.wordpress.com
The API Field of Dreams Build It Correctly and They Will Come (2015-03-18) www.developer.com
20 API Design Tips to Stop Annoying Developers (2015-03-17) jergames.blogspot.com
Why Your APIs Need Design Help (2015-03-16) www.digitalgov.gov
Designing a Web API (2015-03-16) restlet.com
10 Usability Lessons for APIs (2015-03-14) www.linkedin.com
Augmenting A Read Only API With AN External POST PUT And DELETE (2015-03-12) apievangelist.com
Facebook Applies Versioning Strategy to Marketing API (2015-03-10) www.programmableweb.com
Targeting Some APIs In My Stack For House Cleaning And Maybe Some Design Iterations (2015-03-09) apievangelist.com
Ideal REST API design betim drenicas blog (2015-03-09) betimdrenica.wordpress.com
We Need An Open Library Of The Most Common Utility API Implementations (2015-03-07) apievangelist.com
POST effyouthisistherighturl RESTful API Design (2015-03-04) blog.cloud-elements.com
Apigee Product Highlight Video SmartDocs (2015-03-03) apigee.com
My API Design Research (2015-03-03) apievangelist.com
Dropbox Sparks Controversy With API Design Decision (2015-03-03) www.programmableweb.com
Metadesign The intersection of art design and computation OReilly Radar (2015-03-02) radar.oreilly.com
ApplicationLevel Profile Semantics ALPS (2015-03-02) tools.ietf.org
Common Cases When Using SOAP Makes Sense (2015-03-02) nordicapis.com
Dropbox starts using POST and why this is poor API design (2015-03-02) evertpot.com
Hypermedia API maturity model Part I Hypermedianess (2015-02-28) apihandyman.io
The beautiful API and the bestial backoffice API Handyman (2015-02-27) apihandyman.io
Bizcoder Dont Design A Query String You Will One Day Regret (2015-02-26) www.bizcoder.com
What Makes an Agile API (2015-02-24) nordicapis.com
Metadesign The intersection of art design and computation (2015-02-24) radar.oreilly.com
My Brain Dump On An API Definition Fueled Life Cycle (2015-02-22) apievangelist.com
A Guide to REST API Design API Academy (2015-02-21) www.apiacademy.co
Using Templates For Documentation Driven API Design (2015-02-21) nordicapis.com
LucyBot Get your APIs consumers moving faster (2015-02-20) lucybot.com
API Best Practices The Wrap Up (2015-02-20) blogs.mulesoft.com
MuleSoft Releases RAML NET Parser Visual Studio Extension (2015-02-20) www.programmableweb.com
LucyBot Eliminates CrossLanguage Programming Necessity (2015-02-20) www.programmableweb.com
Collaborators New External API (2015-02-19) blog.smartbear.com
Using Templates for Documentation Driven API Design (2015-02-19) nordicapis.com
Community Debates API Specification Alternatives (2015-02-18) www.infoq.com
How API Description Languages Enable API IDEs (2015-02-18) www.programmableweb.com
Utilising API Blueprint in API Clients (2015-02-17) blog.apiary.io
apiaryioapiblueprint Gitter (2015-02-17) gitter.im
A Guide to REST API Design (2015-02-16) www.apiacademy.co
Why you must design your private API in english API Handyman (2015-02-08) apihandyman.io
Introducing the Organization Component in Codenvy (2015-01-22) blog.codenvy.com
Server Skeletons In Restlet Studio And APISpark (2015-01-06) apievangelist.com
Does One API Description Language Fit an Entire Enterprise (2015-01-06) blog.soa.com
Connecting Our History At The Digital Public Library of America Using APIs And JSONLD (2015-01-06) apievangelist.com
The Core of Your API (2014-12-23) www.windley.com
Constructing URLs the easy way (2014-12-03) www.bizcoder.com
Restlet Studio, the First Cross-Language IDE for APIs (2014-12-03) restlet.com
REST APIthy: #ReadFielding (2014-12-02) rest-apithy.blogspot.ca
Designing APIs for the Web (2014-09-25) tehparadox.com
WillowTree Apps Applies Service Virtualization to API Development (2014-09-25) www.programmableweb.com
API Readiness: do you have what you need? (2014-09-25) blog.smartbear.com
Bizcoder - A drive by review of the Uber API (2014-08-21) bizcoder.com
Creating Bottom Line Growth by Aligning APIs and Market Trends (2014-08-21) www.mashery.com
A drive by review of the Uber API (2014-08-20) www.bizcoder.com
MuleSoft Summit Heads to Chicago New York (2014-08-20) blogs.mulesoft.com
Integrating Mule ESB with .NET Based Rules Engines (2014-08-19) blogs.mulesoft.com
RAML: THE BIRTH OF AN API DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE FIT FOR THE ENTERPRISE (2014-08-15) blog.akana.com
Retail Industry APIs and API Management: Helping Us Shop Til? We Drop (2014-08-14) www.mashery.com
Healthcare APIs: Just What the Doctor Ordered (2014-08-07) www.mashery.com
Building an easier on-ramp: Introducing the Anypoint Templates Library (2014-08-06) blogs.mulesoft.com
Stop Talking About Hypermedia and REST - Start Building Adaptable APIs (2014-08-05) www.mashery.com
Four Big Mistakes In Your REST API Strategy (2014-08-04) blog.dreamfactory.com
API Management 2.0: Empowering the Enterprise for the Third Industrial Revolution (2014-07-31) www.mashery.com
Reaffirming Intel Services? Connection with Developers and Open Source at OSCON (2014-07-30) www.mashery.com
Introducing the Anypoint Platform for APIs (2014-07-30) blogs.mulesoft.com
Best Practices REST API from Scratch - Introduction (2014-07-25) www.sitepoint.com
APIs: The Key to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse? (2014-07-25) www.mashery.com
Upcoming Webinar ? Integrating Salesforce and SAP (2014-07-25) blogs.mulesoft.com
Don?t just throw APIs at the problem! (2014-07-24) blogs.mulesoft.com
HTTP Response Codes and You | OP3Nvoice (2014-07-23) clarify.io
Legos vs APIs ? Top Integration and API Articles of the Week (2014-07-18) blogs.mulesoft.com
Hot off the Press: 18F?s API Standards (2014-07-16) www.digitalgov.gov
The Real World Cup Winner: APIs (2014-07-16) blogs.mulesoft.com
Hot off the press: 18Fs API Standards (2014-07-15) 18fblog.tumblr.com
API-Centric Data Architectures - Part II (2014-06-24) apigee.com
What is a Developer Evangelist? (2014-06-23) www.mashery.com
Designing Irresistible APIs (2014-06-19) www.princesspolymath.com
Why You Should Care Netflix is Shuttering Its Public API (2014-06-18) blogs.mulesoft.com
New eBook: APIs and IT Rationalization (2014-06-16) apigee.com
What is the ?Internet of Things? and how does it relate to APIs? (2014-06-13) www.mashery.com
The Connected K-9 (2014-06-09) www.mashery.com
Happiness is a well-designed API | ZDNet (2014-06-06) www.zdnet.com
Wearables and Devices Will Drive a New Paradigm in Managing Clinical Data (2014-06-05) www.mashery.com
API Manager ? Simple JAVA Client Access Example (2014-06-03) blogs.mulesoft.com
JSON vs simpleJSON vs ultraJSON (2014-06-02) blog.dataweave.in
Toward a Lean API Strategy (2014-05-29) www.apiacademy.co
APIs, Connectors and Integration Applications (2014-04-17) blogs.mulesoft.com
API documentation made beautiful with Apiary.io (2014-02-28) www.itworld.com
FloridaSU Expands Innovation Lab with Cube 3D Printers (2014-02-28) www.3dsystems.com
A Practical? by D. Keith Casey Jr (2014-02-27) leanpub.com
Application Programming eXperience: It?s all about *X - Mobile Apps Stuff (2014-01-28) manfredbo.tumblr.com
Jakub Nesetril, CEO of Apiary on Web APIs and Developer Experience (2014-01-28) www.infoq.com
The Human Aspects of API Design: An Interview with Apiarys Jakub Nesetril (2013-11-14) www.infoq.com
More Thoughts on an API Commons (2013-11-10) www.3scale.net
Designing APIs for the Internet of Things (IoT) (2013-10-30) www.apiacademy.co
APIs At The Heart of your Mobile App Strategy (2013-10-28) blog.akana.com
How To Test REST API with API Blueprint and Dredd (2013-10-17) blog.apiary.io
No more outdated API documentation! (2013-10-10) blog.apiary.io
RAML - RESTful API modeling language (2013-10-02) raml.org
New API Blueprint available at Apiary (2013-10-02) blog.apiary.io
Apiary Is Growing (2013-09-17) blog.apiary.io
Learn how to find the Opportunity of Data at the 2013 Business of APIs Conference in San Francisco (2013-09-05) www.mashery.com
JSON and XML (2013-09-03) developer.infoconnect.com
MASHERY I/O DOCS - DOCS THAT ROCK (2013-08-27) www.mashery.com
Designing APIs for Asynchrony (2013-08-24) blog.izs.me
Api Design, Part 2: Design Messaging Styles By Balancing... (2013-08-20) www.forrester.com
Api Design, Part 1: Rest Is The Leading But Not Only... (2013-08-20) www.forrester.com
Api Design, Part 3: Make Transactions And Error Handling... (2013-08-20) www.forrester.com
Api Design, Part 4: Future-proof And Secure Your Apis... (2013-08-20) www.forrester.com
The Secrets of Awesome JavaScript API Design (2013-08-16) dzone.com
The Future of Medical Technology is Already in Your Hands (2013-08-08) www.mashery.com
HOW USA TODAYS API POWERS PARTNERSHIPS (2013-08-06) www.mashery.com
The Importance of Impermanence in API Design (2013-08-06) www.programmableweb.com
The Future of TV and APIs (2013-08-01) www.mashery.com
4 Fresh Rotten Tomatoes API Integrations (2013-07-31) www.mashery.com
Joshua Bloch: Bumper-Sticker API Design (2013-07-27) www.infoq.com
Unlock your datas Potential - Treat your APIs as Products (2013-07-12) www.mashery.com
Micro Service Architecture (2013-07-09) yobriefca.se
Treat Your API Users as Customers (2013-07-09) www.mashery.com
API Design: A New Model for Pragmatic REST (2013-07-04) blog.apigee.com
Signs youre veering from good API design (2013-07-03) blog.apiaxle.com
API Design: Harnessing HATEOAS, Part 2 (2013-07-03) blog.apigee.com
API Crafting Secrets: Into Flightstats APIs (2013-07-02) www.3scale.net
Presenting your API as a Product ? Designing your API for Data Exchanges (2013-07-01) www.mashery.com
Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java Framework Architect (2013-06-29) tinydl.com
Better Rest API design 1 (2013-06-27) hao-deng.blogspot.com
Present your API as a Product ? API Portal Presentation Best Practices (2013-06-26) www.mashery.com
Get packing with Masherys API Packager (2013-06-21) www.mashery.com
API Design: Harnessing HATEOAS, Part 1 (2013-06-20) apigee.com
Data-Driven Aesthetics (2013-06-19) www.nytimes.com
When Good API Design is a Waste of Time (2013-06-19) www.apiacademy.co
RESTful APIs: White House Sets The Standard(s) (2013-06-17) www.programmableweb.com
API Design: Honing in on HATEOAS (2013-06-17) apigee.com
Designing Hypermedia APIs (2013-06-11) www.designinghypermediaapis.com
API Design Wiki (2013-06-11) wiki.apidesign.org
Web API Design Cookbook (2013-06-11) www.w3.org
API Management ? The New Black? (2013-06-05) www.mashery.com
APIs vs. The Myth of the Omnichannel Retailer (2013-06-05) www.mashery.com
Why you should treat your API like a product (2013-06-04) www.mashery.com
Swagger with WSO2 API Manager (2013-05-31) blog.cobia.net
API Hierarchy of Needs | API UX (2013-05-30) apiux.com
Big Data, IoT, API...Newer technologies protected by older security (2013-05-30) www.mashery.com
Flying Higher with APIs (2013-05-23) www.mashery.com
Consistency is Key When Designing APIs (2013-05-22) blog.strikeiron.com
Omni-channel Explosion: Mashery Signs Strategic Agreement with NetSuite (2013-05-16) www.mashery.com
Mashery + Intel = The Ultimate Mashup (2013-05-09) www.mashery.com
Platform Success Strategies: Communicate the Value of Your API (2013-04-30) www.mashery.com
Stop Designing Fragile Web APIs by Mathieu Fenniak (2013-04-29) mathieu.fenniak.net
White House API Standards (2013-04-26) github.com
Three Ways to Think About API Design (2013-04-26) www.programmableweb.com
REST API Design Rulebook (2013-04-26) shop.oreilly.com
API Design and Architecture Boot Camp from Layer 7 (2013-04-26) www.ca.com
API Design and Documentation (2013-04-26) www.digitalgov.gov
API Design from Apigee (2013-04-26) apigee.com
Want to Attract Developers to your API? Set Them Free (2013-04-26) www.mashery.com
Sports APIs ? A Perfect Fit (2013-04-25) www.mashery.com
Designing APIs for Humans (2013-04-25) john-sheehan.com
APIs are changing the game for data delivery (2013-04-23) www.mashery.com
Machine Sensor Data, APIs and Productivity (2013-04-18) www.mashery.com
Connecting with APIs (2013-04-16) www.mashery.com
Creative Market Launches Photoshop Extension, Announces Upcoming Release of New API (2013-04-11) www.programmableweb.com
Designing A RESTful API That Doesnt Suck (2013-03-24) devo.ps
New API Blueprint Format Basics?The Apiary Blog (2013-02-21) blog.apiary.io
API Design Development Guidelines (2013-02-16) dzone.com
API Design from Apigee - 3rd Edition (2013-01-16) apigee.com
OData and Impact on API Design (video slides) (2012-06-03) apigee.com
Why Startups Need an API (2012-04-21) tune.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Design Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

API Academy

Your Guide to API Design & Implementation Best Practices. API Academy delivers online lessons and in-person consulting services covering essential API techniques and tools for business managers, interface designers and enterprise architects.

API Stylebook

Collections Of Resources For API Designers. Publicly available API design guidelines are analyzed to list covered topics and their references within each one. All references to a specific topic throughout all analyzed guidelines are easily accessible. Browse each topic and be inspired by references from different guidelines. Design Guidelines cover different topics in different ways, get easy access to all references on each on

Apiary

Apiary.io is a hosted suite of tools that help companies build web APIs quickly, test and monitor them easily and document them effortlessly. It provides API owners with necessary infrastructure and helps them build relationship with their users. Core of the self-service solution is API Blueprint, an efficient format for describing an API, aspiring to define new gold standard for REST API development. The product uses this Blueprint to streamline adoption of new services and simplify integration to other systems.

Apigee API Studio

Apigee launched their API Studio out of their earlier Apigee-127 product, their work on the Swagger platform and editor, and their BaaS offering. The new studio opens up the ability for developers to design, mock, test and share via their online open source based platform.

APIMATIC

APIMATIC is an automatic SDK generator for Hypermedia APIs. Providing SDKs or client libraries not only reduces the time required for your customers to begin consuming your API, but also provides competitor advantage by targeting the variety of programming languages. While the market pressures you to release early and release often, you will often find yourself constrained with respect to time and resources. As a result, maintaining SDKs becomes untenable which ends up becoming a support nightmare.

Apimint

APIMINT is an API lifecycle management tool. With our design first approach, all stake holders get a platform to collaborate and give feedback on API design and structure. We make sure your all your teams can easily agree and understand your APIs.

Gelato.io

Gelato.io is a tool for creating really great API Documentation and Developer Portals. You can describe your API, import and sync with Swagger or API Blueprint, write awesome guides (or get them written for you), have your developers register and get updates when things change, get an automatic API Explorer - everything a good Documentation Site needs and more!

gRPC

gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking and authentication. It is also applicable in last mile of distributed computing to connect devices, mobile applications and browsers to backend services.

Materia

A modern development environment to build advanced mobile and web applications. Materia is an easy-to-use backend to build all kinds of applications (mobile, web, gaming and more). Materia tooling aims to manage the entire development cycle for building enterprise class backends.

MuleSoft

MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise. With the rise of cloud and mobile, enterprises face a choice: get overwhelmed by the resulting explosion of end points or seize the opportunity to gain competitive advantage. Founded on the idea that connecting applications should not be hard, MuleSoft lets organizations harness the power of their applications through integration. MuleSoft’s Anypoint™ technology eliminates costly, time-intensive point-to-point integration, enabling business agility.

RepreZen API Studio

RepreZen's solution focuses specifically on the API design process in large organizations and complex ecosystems. API management platforms address various aspects of the downstream lifecycle: packaging, provisioning, metering, proxy, and client portal. API Studio easily ties into API management platforms using generated API description formats including WADL, Swagger, RAML and others.

Restlet

APISpark is an  cloud API platform that lets you create, host, manage and use web APIs. Using the Restlet Framework at its core, APISpark simplifies the web API experience, the time to market, and the overall cost to get started and to scale you APIs.  Restlet is a web API platform vendor, pioneer of RESTful web APIs. APISpark serves our customers around the world, providing software to build web APIs, which includes APISpark, the PaaS version of Restlet.  APISpark lets you build and deploy your web APIs, which includes the creation, hosting and management--all in one solution.

StopLight

StopLight provides engineering teams with a new way to document, test, and build web APIs. Our technology easily and automatically maps an API, and then provides tooling and services to reduce development time, and increase reliability and accessibility.

Web Concepts

The Web's Uniform Interface is based on a large and growing set of specifications. These specifications establish the shared concepts that providers and consumers of Web services can rely on. Web Concepts is providing an overview of these concepts and of the specifications defining them. One example for how this works is the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), which defines the media type text/html and a set of link relation types such as alternate and section. Web Concepts provides a structured, quick, and interlinked overview of these and many more concepts that together establish the Web surface.

Apicurio

The apicurio studio project is a standalone API design studio that can be used to create new or edit existing API designs (using the OpenAPI specification).

If you think there is an organization I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Design Tooling

As I study each API, and API related service, I'm always looking for open source tooling that has been developed around these APIs and API services. This is an aggregate of tooling I've come across and aggregated as part of my API design research.

API Design Guide

18F API Standards

18F is a technology team inside the US federal government. 18F is very API-focused: our first project was an API for business opportunities. This document captures 18F's view of API best practices and standards. We aim to incorporate as many of them as possible into our work. APIs, like other web applications, vary greatly in implementation and design, depending on the situation and the problem the application is solving.

api-design-guide

Several Cisco business units have teamed up to create this RESTful API design guide. Collectively, this includes DevNet, Collaboration, and the Application Platform Group. The objective of this document is to act as a guide to define the future, it does not represent the current state of all REST APIs at Cisco.

api-guidelines

The Microsoft REST API Guidelines, as a design principle, encourages application developers to have resources accessible to them via a RESTful HTTP interface. To provide the smoothest possible experience for developers on platforms following the Microsoft REST API Guidelines, REST APIs SHOULD follow consistent design guidelines to make using them easy and intuitive.

apiguide

The DTO is working to release draft API design guide describing contemporary best practices in API design and developer empathy. The final document will be mandatory policy that all Commonwealth agencies must follow, and that citizens could be entitled to expect. The agency has published a version control version on Github with a public ticket system for issues and support, and invited our users to help make it better.

Cloud Foundry Cloud Controller API Style Guide

This document serves as a style guide for the Cloud Controller API. It is intended to act as a repository for patterns and best practices when designing and developing new API endpoints. This is a living document; It will change over time as we learn more about our users and develop features.

Google API Design Guide

This is a general design guide for networked APIs. It has been used inside Google since 2014 and is the guide we follow when designing Cloud APIs and other Google APIs. It is shared here to inform outside developers and to make it easier for us all to work together. Google Cloud Endpoints developers may find this guide particularly useful when designing gRPC APIs, and we strongly recommend such developers use these design principles.

Haufe Group API Design Guide

Purpose of this style guide is to gather a list of rules, best practices, resources and our way of creating REST APIs in Haufe Group. The style guide addresses API Designers, mostly developers and architects, who want to design an API. Intention is to ease the design process by providing helpful rules to create a successful API that your customers will love.

http-api-design

This guide describes a set of HTTP+JSON API design practices, originally extracted from work on the Heroku Platform API. This guide informs additions to that API and also guides new internal APIs at Heroku. We hope it’s also of interest to API designers outside of Heroku. Our goals here are consistency and focusing on business logic while avoiding design bikeshedding. We’re looking for a good, consistent, well-documented way to design APIs, not necessarily the only/ideal way.

OpenStack API Design Guide

To improve the developer experience of API users by converging the OpenStack API to a consistent and pragmatic RESTful design. The working group creates guidelines that all OpenStack projects should follow for new development, and promotes convergence of new APIs and future versions of existing APIs.

Paypal API Design Standards

Paypal has developed their own API design standards, providing a common blueprint for their teams to follow, while also transparently sharing with their API community, and the wider API industry to follow.

Realtime API Design Guide from Fanout

An API Design Guide dedicated to helping you understand the common design approaches, as well as the pros and cons of realtime API design, showcasing the implementations of 16 public real-time APIs--developed by Fanout.io

API Specification

Barrister RPC

Barrister is a RPC system that uses an external interface definition (IDL) file to describe the interfaces and data structures that a component implements. It is similar to tools like Protocol Buffers, Thrift, Avro, and SOAP.

OpenAPI-Specification

The goal of The OpenAPI Specification is to define a standard, language-agnostic interface to REST APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection. When properly defined via OpenAPI, a consumer can understand and interact with the remote service with a minimal amount of implementation logic. Similar to what interfaces have done for lower-level programming, OpenAPI removes the guesswork in calling the servi

RESTful API Description Language (RADL)

RESTful API Description Language (RADL) is an XML vocabulary for describing Hypermedia-driven RESTful APIs. Unlike most HTTP API description languages, RADL focuses on defining a truly hypermedia-driven REST API from the client's point of view. Unlike description languages based on JSON or Markdown, RADL makes it easy to integrate documentation written in HTML or XML. The APIs that RADL describes may use any media type, in XML, JSON, HTML, or any other format.

RESTful API Modeling Language

RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) is a simple and succinct way of describing practically-RESTful APIs. It encourages reuse, enables discovery and pattern-sharing, and aims for merit-based emergence of best practices. The goal is to help our current API ecosystem by solving immediate problems and then encourage ever-better API patterns. RAML is built on broadly-used standards such as YAML and JSON and is a non-proprietary, vendor-neutral open spec.

Data Specification

Open Data Protocol (OData)

OData (Open Data Protocol) is an OASIS standard that defines the best practice for building and consuming RESTful APIs. OData helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats and query options etc.

Design Editor

api-designer

API Designer is a standalone/embeddable editor for RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language) written in JavaScript using Angular.JS. By default, the editor uses an in-browser filesystem stored in HTML5 Localstorage.

RAML Store

RAML Store provides a simple storage API plus a persistence plugin which enables you to run the RAML API Designer locally (rather than using a cloud service) and still be able to manage and collaborate on your design. The service is built with node.js, using express and mongodb.

Apicurio

The apicurio studio project is a standalone API design studio that can be used to create new or edit existing API designs (using the OpenAPI specification).

Design Notebook

RAML API Notebook

API Notebook is a web-based, persistent, JavaScript scripting workspace that enables live testing and exploring of APIs, and saving API use cases as markdown gists, so they are versioned, forkable and shareable. It's an example of literate programming. It is provided under the open-source CPAL license.

Hypermedia

Collection+JSON

Collection+JSON is a JSON-based read/write hypermedia-type designed to support management and querying of simple collections.

HAL

HAL is a simple format that gives a consistent and easy way to hyperlink between resources in your API. Adopting HAL will make your API explorable, and its documentation easily discoverable from within the API itself. In short, it will make your API easier to work with and therefore more attractive to client developers. APIs that adopt HAL can be easily served and consumed using open source libraries available for most major programming languages. It's also simple enough that you can just deal with it as you would any other JSON.

JSON-LD

JSON-LD is a lightweight Linked Data format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale. JSON-LD is an ideal data format for programming environments, REST Web services, and unstructured databases such as CouchDB and MongoDB.

Mason

Mason is a JSON format for introducing hypermedia elements to classic JSON data representations. With Mason, you get hypermedia elements for linking and modifying data, features for communicating to client developers and standardized error handling. Mason is built on JSON, reads JSON, writes JSON and generally fits well into a JSON based eco-system.

RESTdesc

Semantic descriptions for hypermedia APIs. RESTdesc allows you to capture the functionality of hypermedia APIs, so automated agents can use them. Despite their powerful capabilities, RESTdesc descriptions are easy to master. The description is not a goal in itself: you want your API to be used. See how RESTdesc opens up your API for discovery, based on its functional characteristics.

Semantics

JSON-LD

JSON-LD is a lightweight Linked Data format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale. JSON-LD is an ideal data format for programming environments, REST Web services, and unstructured databases such as CouchDB and MongoDB.

gRPC

gnostic

Compile OpenAPI descriptions into equivalent Protocol Buffer representations. Profit.

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