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.

Dreamfactory

DreamFactory Software develops and markets a technology that enables developers to connect modern mobile applications to enterprise back-end infrastructure in the cloud.

API Testing News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

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 Testing 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.

webhooks.io

Fast, Reliable, Scalable Webhook Delivery Platform. Never drop or miss a webhook again. Manage your delivery flow and guarantee delivery to your applications with our webhook proxy service. Provide scalability and high availability to your incoming webhooks in a matter of minutes. Need to send a single webhook to multiple applications? Webhooks.io allows you to register a single endpoint with your vendor and send that webhook to multiple destinations. Within each destination, you can even setup individual retry policies.

Request Bin

RequestBin gives you a URL that will collect requests made to it and let you inspect them in a human-friendly way. Use RequestBin to see what your HTTP client is sending or to inspect and debug webhook requests.

REST Hooks

REST Hooks itself is not a specification, it is a collection of patterns that treat webhooks like subscriptions. These subscriptions are manipulated via a REST API just like any other resource.

Webtask

Run code with an HTTP call. No provisioning. No deployment. Run server-side code for your JavaScript and native applications. Just worry about your code. Run code on each Stripe Payment, a GitHub Push, or any webhook, without setting up servers. Allow your customers to extend your product using Node.js code instead of creating your own DSL.

webscript.io

Webscripts respond to HTTP requests, making them easy to call from web and mobile apps. Webscripts have all the features you need, like password hashing and persistent storage, plus the full programmability of Lua. Many developer tools, such as GitHub and Stripe, offer webhooks as a way of delivering notifications. Webscripts are a fast and easy way to receive those webhooks. Our built-in request logging makes them equally easy to debug on-the-fly. Webscripts can also be activated on a schedule, providing a simple way to build monitoring or other automation.

Azure Automation

Automate all of those frequent, time-consuming, and error-prone cloud management tasks. Azure Automation helps you focus on work that adds business value. By reducing errors and boosting efficiency, it also helps to lower your operational costs.

Hook.io

hook.io is the leading open-source provider of microservice and webhook hosting. Our service is built with  by Developers for Developers. hook.io provides free hosting for Microservices and Webhooks. These hosted services have full integrated access to the hook.io Developer API.

Iron.io

Iron.io is a cloud application services provider. Available on multiple platforms and clouds, Iron.io products eliminate the need to worry about managing and scaling infrastructure, letting developers focus on building great applications. IronMQ, an industrial-strength message queue, and IronWorker, a high-scale task queue, are elastic, durable and high-performance application services built with the cloud in mind.

Zapier

Zapier lets SaaS users create integrations that push data between hundreds of best-in-breed web applications without having to write any code or wrangle APIs.

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 Testing Tooling

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

If there is a tool that you think should be listed here, let me know by submitting a Github issue or Tweeting a link at me. I'm always looking for new types of tools, and get better at organizing them here and making sense.