Large enterprises embarking on Digital API transformation initiatives are increasingly relying on API Design Management platforms in addition to traditional API Management solutions to supercharge their business.
Poor API designs lead to poor service implementations and documentation which can slow down service delivery and negatively impact the ROI of the initiative.
We believe this is why Gartner named Stoplight a Cool Vendor in Application Development and Platforms. This report highlights Stoplight’s API Design Management platform.
Model, collaborate, and automate - don’t manually manage thousands of lines of API spec using a text editor. Stoplight’s extensible visual modeling technology is central to the Stoplight platform which has purpose-built automation for OpenAPI (fka Swagger) and JSON Schema specifications backed by git.
Collaborate, share, and validate your API Designs. Leverage best practices quickly, share common API artifacts easily, and report on API Style Guide adoption across the organization.
Automate your contract testing. Ensure that your API Design and your implementation are in synch.
Automatic indexing of your API Designs ensures all of your documentation is up to date. In addition, a cross organizational “API Design Catalog” is auto-generated for quick and efficient searching of API Design artifacts.
Gartner \[Cool Vendors in Application Development and Platforms], \[Jim Scheibmeir, Mark Driver, Thomas Murphy, Jason Wong, Mark O'Neill], \[2 May 2019].
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We decided to go for Stoplight because we are convinced that the API must be held by the business people (product owners). Before, they were used to designing processes or UI screens. Now, the screens are made by UX experts or by fintechs using our APIs. So, the product owners have to design the API, it's an important change, not all of them are ready. This is why a graphical tools is a good opportunity, perhaps the only one, to involve them in the design of API.
- Software Architect
Stoplight addresses the needs of API Development holistically with a strong emphasis on visual modelling and collaboration. It covers API Prototyping, Mocking, Specification, Shared Schemas, Documentation, Testing and Developer Portal generation - all customisable.
- Enterprise Architect