Roundup of API Platforms and Specifications

While researching for full, end-to-end, lifecycle API management tools, I discovered many that fit the bill. In this post, I compare some popular API platforms and specification formats.


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API Platforms

The market is full of API platforms. Without going into details, here is a feature comparison for some of the popular platforms. I have created a matrix of feature sets that are crucial in deciding an API platform that will meet the needs.

Comparison matrix of API platforms

API Specification Formats

I thought I will mention the popular API Specification formats as well. The OpenAPI Specifications (previously Swagger API Specs) and RAML being the most popular.

Hope you liked the comparison of the API platforms and various specification formats.

I am working on an article that will cover building an API from scratch using the Swagger toolchain. So stay tuned!

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