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


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


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.

Title Source Visit
Box Integrations Lessons Learned (2018-11-11) medium.com
Webhooks Made Easy with Stackery (2018-11-08) www.stackery.io
David, (2018-11-06) medium.com
Durable Function Recipe — Webhooks Made Easy (2018-10-29) medium.com
How to verify the authenticity of a GitHub App’s webhook payload (2018-10-26) medium.com
ChainRelay Webhooks API (2018-10-13) medium.com
The Potential Of Using Adobe I/O Event Webhooks To Collaborate (2018-09-07) streamdata.io
Adding Authentication to Your HTTP Triggered Azure Functions (2018-09-07) dzone.com
Solving Hubspot Webhooks’ 2 Second Rule (2018-09-04) medium.com
Custom Notifications with Alert Manager’s Webhook Receiver in Kubernetes (2018-09-02) medium.com
RSS Feed to Google Chat Webhook Using Cloud Functions (2018-08-28) dzone.com
Verifying Shopify webhooks with NodeJS & Express (2018-08-27) medium.com
Adobe I/O Events and Creative Cloud: Collaboration Workflows Just Got More Collaborative (2018-08-23) medium.com
Add a webhook automatically to your app whenever (2018-08-02) medium.com
Help Scout Mailbox Webhooks API (2018-07-28) www.programmableweb.com
[Ballerina] Event Notification via Webhooks (2018-07-21) medium.com
Setting Up Automation for Webhooks Testing (2018-07-21) dzone.com
Applying External Webhooks To Existing APIs Using AWS Lambda (2018-07-20) streamdata.io
What is a webhook and how to create one? (2018-07-12) medium.com
Scheduling Serverless Data Streams Using AWS Lambda And Cloudwatch Events (2018-07-12) streamdata.io
Searching For APIs With Webhooks Uncovers More Mature APIs (2018-07-11) streamdata.io
API Event Types For Data Collection Forms (2018-07-11) streamdata.io
Webhook Event Types In Use With Digital Badge APIs (2018-07-10) streamdata.io
New to webhooks? Start here. (2018-07-03) medium.com
Triggering a Jenkins build automatically when a push to Bitbucket introduced (2018-06-29) medium.com
what is a webhook? (2018-06-27) medium.com
Speeding Up Our Webhooks System 60x (2018-06-23) dzone.com
ALICE Staff Webhooks API (2018-06-23) www.programmableweb.com
Jenkins and github integration using webhooks (2018-06-22) medium.com
Advanced Github: Webhooks and Automation (2018-05-14) medium.com
Sending Build Status Notification From Google Container Builder to Github (2018-05-05) medium.com
Webhook Events Are Sign of a Maturing API Platform (2018-05-04) dzone.com
Integrate Legacy System using SQL Dependency and Webhook (2018-05-04) medium.com
Webtask.io Migrating to Node 8 (2018-04-20) auth0.com
Meya Webhooks API (2018-04-11) www.programmableweb.com
What are Webhooks? (2018-03-31) medium.com
Capturing Webhooks with Google Sheets — Runscope Blog (2018-03-30) blog.runscope.com
7 simple steps to integrate Intercom webhook via socket (2018-03-24) medium.com
Socket is making Webhook Easier than Ever! (2018-03-24) medium.com
71 seconds to build your free custom webhook (Illustrated step by step) (2018-03-09) medium.com
Events are Everywhere where there are APIs (2018-03-01) medium.com
Forge Post Deployment Webhooks (2018-02-19) medium.com
How to make a Webhook for Dialogflow Fulfillment (2018-02-18) medium.com
Don’t call us, we’ll call you: Sending webhooks with Rails (2018-02-09) medium.com
Setting up Strava Webhooks (2018-02-05) medium.com
Stop Using Servers to Handle Webhooks (2018-02-05) medium.com
Webhooks vs. Serverless: I Like Webhooks (2018-01-19) dzone.com
Callbacks and Promises Living Together in API Harmony (2018-01-19) medium.com
X (2018-01-06) medium.com
Custom integrations with outgoing webhooks (2018-01-04) medium.com
New Webhook and Clips API Endpoints Available Today (2017-12-13) medium.com
Getting Hooked on Xero with AWS Lambda (2017-12-10) medium.com
The #1 Problem with Webhooks in Data Integration, and How We’ve Fixed It (2017-12-08) medium.com
Chained Builds with Codeship API v2 (2017-12-07) blog.codeship.com
Trigger workflows in Slack with webhooks (2017-12-06) medium.com
Simple Mailgun Webhook handling in Java with Jersey (2017-12-03) medium.com
Webhooks open beta is here! (2017-11-30) medium.com
Webhook for you and me (2017-11-24) medium.com
Securing Webtasks Part 2: Using Middleware (2017-11-21) auth0.com
5 Steps to Getting Started with Webhooks on UCL API (2017-11-01) medium.com
Webhooks, Games API, and Video Retrieval API (2017-10-24) medium.com
A beginner’s guide to using webhooks (2017-10-23) medium.com
Protect your webhooks with Laravel Shield (2017-10-13) laravel-news.com
How We Empower Our Users With Webhooks and APIs (2017-10-12) medium.com
Web Hooks for Gitlab using PHP and Shell Scripts (2017-10-10) medium.com
By 2020, 50% of Managed APIs Projected to be Event (2017-10-07) medium.com
Securing Webtasks Part 1: Shared Secret Authorization (2017-10-04) auth0.com
Stripe Webhooks (2017-09-28) medium.com
Automatic deployment on push to GitHub repository (2017-09-24) medium.com
WebHooks vs WebSub: Which Is Better For Real (2017-09-21) nordicapis.com
Mellifera 13: Export to MISP, Webhooks, API Keys & ES 5 (2017-09-15) blog.thehive-project.org
GitHub (2017-09-11) github.com
Monolith to Microservice: Architecture Behind V2 Webhooks (2017-09-11) medium.com
Why is Serverless Extensibility better than Webhooks? (2017-09-11) auth0.com
Discover Webhook, the Prota OS app to make integrations (2017-09-05) medium.com
Heroku Webhooks: Powering New Integrations and Real (2017-08-22) blog.heroku.com
For the Best Security, Think Beyond Webhooks (2017-08-22) auth0.com
select last number of rows in spread sheet to return . (2017-08-12) medium.com
Video 101 — Webhooks (2017-08-09) medium.com
Working with Mailgun webhooks (2017-08-08) medium.com
Webhooks improved (2017-08-05) medium.com
wilt/07.22.2017 (2017-07-23) medium.com
What are Hubspot webhooks and why are they useful? (2017-07-19) medium.com
Getting historical messages via webhooks (2017-07-12) medium.com
Webhook vs API: What’s the Difference? (2017-07-10) medium.com
Push and Pull Webhooks Make Message Events API Easy (2017-07-09) medium.com
How to connect Meteor with Slack? (2017-07-06) medium.com
Validate Stripe webhooks with Symfony (2017-07-05) medium.com
Some thoughts on using AWS Lambda with Slack Webhooks (2017-07-03) medium.com
Automation using GitHub Events (2017-06-29) medium.com
How to debug SharePoint Webhooks locally ? (2017-06-24) medium.com
Step by step guide to consuming Webhooks with Rails Application (2017-06-19) medium.com
Webhooks in WorkflowGen (2017-06-17) medium.com
All about Office 365 Webhooks (2017-06-16) medium.com
Revoking JWTs (2017-06-14) medium.com
Integrating Machine Data Analytics in New Relic Insights via Sumo Logic Webhooks (2017-06-08) blog.newrelic.com
Taking advantage of Mailchimp web hooks (2017-06-08) medium.com
Webhook App (2017-06-02) webhookapp.com
Product Announcement: Webhooks by Subaccount and Multiple Bounce Domains (2017-06-02) www.sparkpost.com
Connecting Intercom and Slack with a Serverless Webhook (2017-05-24) auth0.com
Serverless Webhooks with Auth0 Extend (2017-05-19) auth0.com
Accepting Github Webhooks with Socket (2017-04-21) medium.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 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.


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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.


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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 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 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 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.