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API Definitions 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 defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Title Source Visit
Using Postman Snippets (2018-11-05)
JSON Drivers: Parsing Hierarchical Data (2018-11-02)
Patch for JSON Api (2018-11-02)
OAS 3.0 (2018-11-02)
Folksonomies: how to do things with words on social media (2018-11-01)
Mule 4: Fixed Width Data to JSON Transformation Using CopyBook (2018-10-30)
Developing Your Enterprise Machine Learning Vocabulary (2018-10-29)
Datafiniti Simplifies Business Data Search with Taxonomy Field Release (2018-10-29)
Open API 3.0 Support In WSO2 API Manager (2018-10-29)
Create an OpenAPI definition for a function (2018-10-26)
Fintech Sector Backs Ambitious 'Global API Standard' (2018-10-22)
Create an OpenAPI From a GET API Request (2018-10-14)
HTTP Logging and Go API Template Updates (2018-10-13)
JSONExport: JSON to Model (2018-10-06)
Design APIs Easier than Ever with SWAGGER 2.0 (2018-09-14)
Spark SQL: An Introductory Guide (2018-09-08)
FHIR Connector Implementation Using Mirth: HL7 Standard Data Exchange (2018-09-07)
Data Wrangling with Apache Kafka and KSQL (2018-09-07)
Firestore Data Model (2018-09-06)
Ballerina: A Programming Language for Cloud Native Computing (2018-08-29)
XML (2018-08-28)
Our API Specification Workflow (2018-08-27)
Javalin 2.0 supports WebJars web libraries, JSON modularization (2018-08-24)
Learning About The Research Information Exchange Markup Language (RIXML) (2018-08-24)
HashiCorp Terraform 0.12 Preview: Reliable JSON Syntax (2018-08-22)
An Aggregate Map and Location API Postman Collection (2018-08-21)
Data Standardization – A Call to Action in the United States (2018-08-20)
Defining Spring Cloud Contracts in Open API (2018-08-20)
Templatizing AWS Serverless Functions Using OpenAPI (2018-08-13)
ONC's 2nd Interoperability Forum Focuses on FHIR API, Faxes (2018-08-10)
Swagger examined (part 2): The DBSync’s Swagger API (2018-08-04)
Decoupling Systems with Apache Kafka, Schema Registry and Avro (2018-08-03)
Apache Atlas — Using the v2 Rest API (2018-08-01)
Count Values in a JSON Array Returned From a REST API Call (2018-08-01)
OpenAPI 3 meets NodeJS (2018-08-01)
Improving the developer experience with OpenAPI Specification (2018-07-21)
Why JSON Isn't a Good Configuration Language (2018-07-17)
Pipeline as YAML: Alpha release (2018-07-16)
GraphQL Remote Schema Stitching in a Multi (2018-07-16)
How we use Go Swagger at Phrasee (2018-07-12)
Improving the developer experience with OpenAPI Specification (2018-07-12)
GoLang Customized JSON Serialization in Web API (2018-07-10)
Getting Started With the OpenAPI Specification (2018-07-10)
Importance Of API Enumerators In ECommerce (2018-07-03)
Opportunity For OpenAPI (2018-06-29)
cal/ at master · metadevpro/cal (2018-06-29)
Companies with Recipe APIs (2018-06-01)
GraphQL Schema Design: Building Evolvable Schemas (2018-06-01)
FHIR information exchange capability now coming of age (2018-05-14)
Stoplight ❤️ the OpenAPI Initiative (2018-05-14)
In the midst of HLTH, Redox unveils FHIR API (2018-05-08)
Driving The API Lifecycle Forward With SmartBear And The OpenAPI (2018-05-04)
Configuring a Jenkins Pipeline using a YAML file (2018-04-24)
Solving OpenAPI and JSON Schema Divergence (2018-04-13)
Modularizing your GraphQL schema code (2018-04-12)
Why Do People Dislike JSON? – APIs You Won’t Hate (2018-04-12)
How to Sync Your OpenAPI Schema in Stoplight With GitHub and Runscope (2018-04-11)
How API Authentication And Pricing Impact Stream Rank (2018-04-09)
Embracing Standardization with JSON API (ft. Ember + Rails) (2018-03-27)
GitHub (2018-03-22)
RAML User Stories: Patrick Schiess (2018-03-19)
Converting FHIR JSON to CSV with Flexter (2018-03-16)
JSON vs XML vs TOML vs CSON vs YAML (2018-03-12)
The Good Collection – Postman Blog (2018-03-09)
Common Mistakes Developers Make In Their OpenAPI 3 Files (2018-03-09)
Common Mistakes Developers Make In Their OpenAPI 3 Files (2018-03-08)
Twitter (2018-03-08)
JSONAPI resources. Caution (2018-03-06)
Accelerating Your Open API 3.0 and Swagger API Design & Development with Advanced Mocking (2018-03-05)
Artifacts of Shared Understanding (2018-03-02)
Sync your specs 😎 (2018-03-01)
Design (2018-02-28)
If you want to make Web APIs easier and standardize them you should have a look at OData… (2018-02-25)
Adopting OpenAPI to describe DNSimple API v2 (2018-02-23)
How Data Standards Will Modernize Our Government’s Regulatory Regime (2018-02-22)
Speed up connectors’ turnaround with swagger specification (2018-02-21)
BIAN issues new API guidelines (2018-02-21)
Meetup: How APIs Will Make or Break Your Success with PSD2 and Open Banking (2018-02-20)
Schema (2018-02-19)
Enhance your integration with Specification Extensions (2018-02-19)
The Best of Both Worlds: Relational + JSON (2018-02-16)
How to produce RAML with Spring REST Docs using restdocs (2018-02-15)
Developing cross (2018-02-13)
“The use of XML and APIs to connect with clients and suppliers is playing an increasingly prominent… (2018-02-13)
JSON of 5,950+ USA Cities and Their States (2018-02-06)
Pew calls on ONC to include unstructured EHR data in APIs (2018-01-12)
API First Approach and API Management With Swagger (2018-01-09)
Array enumeration in RAML (2018-01-02)
Your first OpenAPI document (Part II: Data model) (2017-12-31)
Jackson Annotations for JSON (Part 3): Deserialization (2017-12-25)
Kotlin DSL: From Theory to Practice (2017-12-23)
Consistently bad parsing of YAML (2017-12-23)
Dynamically Generate Tags for Database Entries (2017-12-22)
How to Generate Your Avro Schema Automatically (2017-12-21)
Which Camel DSL to Choose and Why? (2017-12-21)
What is JSON and why is it important? (2017-12-20)
Data Transformation: XML to JSON And JSON to XML With Apache Camel (2017-12-19)
Design APIs first in Node.js using Swagger, without swagger templating (2017-12-18)
Why use RAML data types? (2017-12-18)
XBRL International Certifies DataTracks' DMS (2017-12-14)
XBRL International Certifies DataTracks' DMS (2017-12-14)
Microsoft/OpenAPI.NET: The OpenAPI.NET SDK contains a useful object model for OpenAPI documents in .NET along with common serializers to extract raw OpenAPI JSON and YAML documents from the model. (2017-12-13)
Jackson Annotations for JSON (Part 1): Serialization and Deserialization (2017-12-12)
Your first OpenAPI document (Part I: Introduction) (2017-12-09)
MuleSoft With OpenAPI Specification (2017-12-08)
Launching an Instance from a Launch Template (2017-12-07)
Xero’s OpenAPI story (2017-12-06)
JSON Schema Markdown Tool (2017-12-06)
Correct way of posting JSON using fetch (2017-12-05)
WHISHWORKS Announces 31 API Recipes for MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform (2017-12-05)
Writing and testing API specifications with API Blueprint, Dreed and Apiary (2017-12-04)
Check Swagger API Specs without hosting Swagger UI (2017-12-04)
UK: PSD2 Standard On Secure Communication: A Balancing Act (2017-12-03)
Speed up connectors' turnaround with Swagger Specification (2017-12-02)
Better OpenAPI spec developer experience with Gists (2017-12-02)
Using a mocking service to create Postman Collections – Postman Blog (2017-12-01)
Using A Schema (2017-11-30)
JSON Processing 1.1: The JSON Pointer Challenge (2017-11-27)
MVP OpenAPI spec for CKAN API — lessons learned (2017-11-26)
What´s New in Open API Specification (OAS 3.0) (2017-11-23)
How To Make A Self (2017-11-21)
Integrating Hakiri with Codeship (2017-11-17)
JSON (De)Serialization in Swift (2017-11-17)
New JSON Hot Function Format (2017-11-17)
Why We Joined the Open API Movement (2017-11-17)
Data Modeling Guidelines for NoSQL JSON Document Databases (2017-11-15)
Microsoft’s Cosmos DB Gets Cassandra (2017-11-15)
Unlocking the Power of Parsing JSON in Ruby (2017-11-13)
Create Your First OpenAPI Definition With Swagger Editor (2017-11-12)
GitHub (2017-11-09)
Laravel API Resources + JSON API Spec (2017-11-08)
Tech Swagger (2017-11-06)
JSON Schema’s Role in Building and Deploying Your API (2017-11-02)
Standard practice (2017-11-01)
Adding Swagger to your Spring Rest API written in Kotlin (2017-11-01)
What Is the Difference Between Swagger and OpenAPI? (2017-10-31)
What’s New with OData 4: OData 2 vs OData 4 (2017-10-30)
Importing API definition into gateway using swagger. (2017-10-30)
Create Models and Mapping Templates for Request and Response Mappings (2017-10-25)
Fostering Ecosystem (2017-10-19)
YAML Language Server and the Extension for VS Code (2017-10-18)
How API Languages Evolve (2017-10-17)
ECMA 404(JSON) and ECMAScript will be ISO standards (2017-10-17)
Spec (2017-10-15)
AWS APIGateway: Swagger Import vs Cloudformation Resources (2017-10-13)
OpenTracing: An Open Standard for Distributed Tracing (2017-10-10)
GitHub (2017-10-10)
Create an Elixir Phoenix API — Part 2— Generate an API Swagger Specification (2017-10-10)
OpenAPI Extensibility Takes a Step Forward (2017-10-09)
OpenAPI 3.0: How to Design and Document APIs with the Latest OpenAPI Specification [On (2017-10-06)
How to Utilize OpsGenie’s OpenAPI Specification (2017-10-06)
GraphQL (2017-10-04)
The Next Step to Build Better APIs — Consistent Data Structure (2017-10-03)
Pluggable Extensions to the OpenAPI Specification Language (2017-10-02)
RIP: The Semantic Web (2017-10-02)
ISO Settles in on Establishing Standards for the Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms (2017-09-21)
Kafkaesque (2017-09-20)
Bizcoder (2017-09-20)
OpenAPI and Transparent Process (2017-09-18)
Commit to API Contracts (2017-09-15)
HAR 1.2 Spec (2017-09-11)
mozilla (2017-09-07)
The Spy Pattern (2017-08-30)
One Month Since OpenAPI v3.0 (2017-08-26)
Sharing Threat Intelligence Using STIX (2017-08-25)
Bizcoder (2017-08-21)
OData FAQs: Why Should REST API Developers Use OData? (2017-08-18)
How JSON Toppled XML and Other Lessons from the Vintage Computer Fest (2017-08-18)
JSON Home: Why, What, and How (with Clojure) (2017-08-14)
Building Business Systems with Domain (2017-08-11)
Tutorial (2017-08-11)
6 Most Significant Changes in OAS 3.0 (2017-08-10)
The Future is Compatible: The Role of API Description in Development (2017-08-09)
The postman always rings twice (2017-08-09)
API Design and the Future of API Descriptions Formats (2017-08-07)
Creating a REST API Server with Swagger (2017-08-06)
What is a HAR File? (2017-08-03)
Track Laravel Model Changes with Laravel Auditing (2017-08-01)
Scenarios v3.4 Release (2017-07-31)
Domain Governance (2017-07-29)
The OAI Announces the OpenAPI Specification 3.0.0 – Open API Initiative (2017-07-26)
The OpenAPI Specification Turns 3 (2017-07-26)
JSON for the Accounting API (2017-07-24)
Chasing the Perfect API Specification Workflow (2017-07-20)
Scale an Open API based web API with Cloud Endpoints (2017-07-19)
oasis (2017-07-17)
No Standard For Standards (2017-07-17)
Open Data Blueprint (2017-07-12)
Does Your Industry Need a Well (2017-06-29)
OpenAPI v3 JSON Schema by timburks · Pull Request #1236 · OAI/OpenAPI (2017-06-28)
Declarative Infrastructure with the Jsonnet Templating Language (2017-06-26)
Http (2017-06-25)
3.3 Hasura Auth API + Postman collection (2017-06-25)
Press Releases : DOCOMO Announces docomo AI Agent Open Partner Initiative (2017-06-23)
API Standardization Industry Group (2017-06-23)
Getting Started with the ThreatConnect Query Language (TQL) (2017-06-21)
Getting Started with the ThreatConnect Query Language (TQL) (2017-06-21)
FHIR® Developer Days 2017 (2017-06-20)
Announcing Azure Functions OpenAPI (Swagger) support preview (2017-06-12)
Scenarios v3.3 Update (2017-06-12)
dwSQL Intro · GitBook (2017-06-12)
Support for Export to WSDL Added (2017-06-12)
Introducing Our SendGrid Template Migration Tool (2017-06-12)
KDL: A Notation to Describe Kubernetes Application Deployments (2017-06-06)
Documenting APIs with Swagger (2017-06-02)
Software Defined Talk: An AWS Private Cloud Strategy, and YAML (2017-06-02)
Descriptions for request attributes in Postman (2017-06-02)
4 ways to improve SEO with schema and structured data (2017-06-02)
Introducing the AsyncAPI specification (2017-05-27)
dropbox/stone: Write your APIs in stone. (2017-05-27)
A new way to debug your data models – The Event Log (2017-05-25)
Comparing OpenAPI/Swagger 2.0 and 3.0.0 (2017-05-23)
New Metafields: Required and Value (2017-05-22)
box/box (2017-05-21)
Embracing OpenAPI (Swagger) at Box (2017-05-18)
A new way to debug your data models (2017-05-17)
JSON Feed: Home (2017-05-17)
Lagom (2017-05-17)
Proposal: Expand OpenAPI to include RPC APIs · Issue #801 · OAI/OpenAPI (2017-05-16)
Concepts to Integration – Standardization (2017-05-12)
Tweet: AWS Schema Conversion Tool now extracts from SQL Server data warehouses! (2017-05-11)
Automatic discovery of Web API Specifications: an example-driven approach (2017-05-10)
APIMATIC Blog - APIMatic Turns 3; Announcing Support of OAS 3.0 (2017-05-09)
The HTTP API Space Is Consolidating Around OAS (2017-05-06)
REST API Industry Debate: OData vs GraphQL vs ORDS (2017-05-03)
Payload Transformation: XML to Object (2017-04-29)
Release OAS 3.0.0-rc1 Released! · OAI/OpenAPI-Specification · GitHub (2017-04-28)
GeoJSON Text Sequences (2017-04-28)
Open API and RAML: Better Together (2017-04-28)
Tweet: 5 Ways the OpenAPI Specification Spurs API Agility (2017-04-27)
A Short History of OAI and API Specification (2017-04-27)
A Short History of OAI and API Specifications (2017-04-26)
Release v3.0.0 · whitlockjc/json-refs · GitHub (2017-04-25)
Simplify Your Salesforce Data with Custom Metadata Type Relationships (2017-04-25)
Tweet: Share your Postman Collections with your team over the cloud. View our tutorial on collaborating using Postman: (2017-04-24)
MuleSoft Joins the OpenAPI Initiative: The End of the API Spec Wars (2017-04-21)
MuleSoft Joins Linux Foundation Open API Initiative to Accelerate Innovation in API Specifications (2017-04-20)
Microservices, APIs, and Swagger: How They Fit Together – Quantix (2017-04-19)
Microservices, APIs, and Swagger: How They Fit Together (2017-04-19)
Cinchoo - Using JSON format configuration values (2017-04-18)
Payload Transformation: JSON to XML (2017-04-18)
Payload Transformation: JSON to Object (2017-04-15)
Why Your API Needs Machine-Readable Descriptions (2017-04-14)
What’s New in OpenAPI 3.0 (2017-04-14)
Restlet Studio Supports RAML 1.0 API Specification (2017-04-12)
What sets RAML 1.0 apart from OAS 2.0? (2017-04-12)
Swagger, the REST Kryptonite (2017-04-08)
Concepts to Integration – Metadata (2017-04-07)
CloudFormation Designer now supports YAML (2017-04-06)
GitHub - refractproject/minim-alps: Minim ALPS Namespace (2017-04-06)
Best JSON Formatter and JSON Validator: Advance JSON Formatter (2017-04-05)
OpenAPI / Swagger Resource List for API Developers (2017-04-04) Just Released New Restaurant Menu Markup (2017-04-03)
Convert API Definitions Into Swagger, API Blueprint, and RAML within Postman (2017-03-22)
Access OData From Microsoft Power BI (2017-03-22)
This could be the year for Issa’s bill requiring open, standardized financial data format (2017-03-20)
Promote your local businesses reviews with markup (2017-03-18)
Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases (RFC 7545) (2017-03-17)
FHIR is No Longer Just a Concept (2017-03-16)
How Allscripts is collaborating and encouraging use of #FHIR (2017-03-16)
Five things they didnt tell you were changing in OpenAPI 3.0.0-RC0 (2017-03-15)
Microsoft Flow now supports the Postman Collection format! (2017-03-14)
Backup and Sync your Postman Collections on GitHub (2017-03-14)
@readmeio: Weve got Swagger! (2017-03-13)
Consumer Reports Proposes Open Source Security Standard To Keep The Internet Of Things From Sucking (2017-03-10)
"Web Publications" is the rebranding of @w3c #PWP, and if youre interested in publishing on the web, have a look! (2017-03-09)
Introducing Custom Rules (2017-03-09)
Public Review of JSON-P Specification 1.1 is Now Open (2017-03-08)
Autocomplete and tooltips for variables are now live! (2017-03-07)
Testing N1QL (Part 4): Using Query Templates to Create Queries (2017-03-05)
YASMIN (Yet Another jSon Message notatIoN) (2017-03-04)
To turn up the awesomeness on your service you can create a Swagger service definition for it! (2017-03-03)
Building With Open Standards Will Result in IT Longevity (2017-03-02)
The most beautiful and customizable JSON/JSONP highlighter that your eyes have ever seen (2017-03-02)
Lufthansa Open API · GitHub (2017-03-01)
Open API Initiative Announces Release of the OpenAPI Spec v3 Implementer’s Draft (2017-03-01)
W3C Begins Standards Work on Web of Things to Reduce IoT Fragmentation (2017-02-25)
My Understanding of ArcNet Protocol (2017-02-23)
Writing OpenAPI (Swagger) Specification Tutorial - Part 9 - Extending the OpenAPI specification (2017-02-19)
AWS Config Rules Adds AWS CloudFormation Templates and a Test Mode for Rule Authoring (2017-02-16)
CommonWell First to Use Argonaut Project FHIR Specifications (2017-02-16)
A Guide to JSON-LD for Beginners (2017-02-16)
Tweet: Docs are up - Your API could be covered by spec driven contract tests today - no excuses! (2017-02-15)
Rest Api Modeling Language (2017-02-13)
GoodRelations: The Professional Web Vocabulary for E-Commerce (2017-02-10)
PSD2 Marks the Beginning of an Era of Secure Payment (2017-02-10)
Capgemini Announces Open Banking Solution for PSD2 (2017-02-10)
OData support in IIB? (2017-02-07)
UNESCO Thesaurus published with Semantic Web standards Open-Source software (2017-02-06)
WebAPI - (2017-02-02)
Feds back FHIR, big-time (2017-02-02)
Emerging FHIR standard doesn’t solve semantic interoperability (2017-01-31)
Defining Syslog: Daemons, Message Formats, and Protocols (2017-01-31)
JSON to XML Transformation Using DataWeave (2017-01-20)
Tweet: New Blog! Securely Sharing Your Swagger API Docs with DreamFactory! (2017-01-13)
Apps metadata for API discovery and code generation (2017-01-13)
Getting the best Oracle API information with Swagger and a pinch of... (2017-01-11)
Securely Sharing Your Swagger API Docs with DreamFactory (2017-01-11)
Mermade/openapi_specifications: Open API Specifications (2017-01-05)
A Complete Guide to JSON-LD (2017-01-05)
Amazon Web Services (2017-01-05)
Cisco Supports Redfish Standard: API Enhances UCS Programmability (2017-01-04)
GitHub - yarax/swagger-to-graphql (2016-12-30)
Amazon States Language (2016-12-27)
Future of APIs (2016-12-19)
simeji/jid: json incremental digger (2016-12-15)
U.S. jury sides with Arista over Cisco in copyright battle (2016-12-14)
Why Emburse Opened Its vCard Solution to Developers (2016-11-13)
Swagger toolbox (2016-11-12)
Staggered by Swagger (2016-11-12)
OpenAPI GUI (2016-11-12)
GitHub - zapier/zapier-platform-schema: The core Zapier Platform schema. (2016-10-31)
Introducing Seamless Source Control Integration With Bitbucket and SwaggerHub (2016-10-31)
The Need for Open Standards in Predictive Analytics (2016-10-16)
Virtual Panel: Document and Description Formats for Web APIs (2016-10-14)
How To Create a Trusted Web API Spec (2016-10-12)
OPML to JSON converter (2016-10-11) ? Saving and Versioning Swagger definitions (2016-10-10)
Web API Return List of Custom Type (JSON) (2016-10-03)
Metaphors of Big Data (2016-10-01)
An Open API Initiative Update (2016-09-30)
API Buyer Beware: The Issue of AWS Compatibility (2016-09-27)
One smart city standard to rule them all? (2016-09-26)
Usage of Swagger 2.0 in Spring Boot Applications to document APIs (2016-09-23)
How Defining Some API Standards and Best Practices Might Benefit Enterprises (2016-09-21)
Generating Swagger (OpenAPI specification) from your LoopBack Application (2016-09-20)
AWS CloudFormation Update ? YAML, Cross-Stack References, Simplified Substitution (2016-09-19)
Atlassian joins Open API Initiative, open sources RADAR doc generator (2016-09-19)
New Developer Resource: Abstraction Layers, Schemas, and State Management ? oh my! (2016-09-12)
Stage Intelligence Adds Support for the GBFS Open Data Standard into its BICO Distribution Solution (2016-09-10)
Designing APIs With RAML (2016-09-09)
Introducing API Templates With Reusable System and Process APIs (2016-09-09)
Boxs developer platform revamped with new content types, UI tools (2016-09-08)
ASP.NET Core APIs in the Fast Lane With Swagger and Autorest (2016-09-06)
JSON Version of Web Concepts (2016-09-03)
Specref (2016-09-03)
Poll results: top reason for using Swagger/RAML (2016-09-01)
Using Templates to Transform Web Service Results into Markup (2016-08-31)
Why Consistency Matters Across the Media Types Offered by an API (2016-08-30)
ASP.NET Web API Documentation using Swagger (2016-08-29)
Test Your Swagger API (2016-08-25)
What is the Difference Between API Documentation, Specification, and Definition? (2016-08-16)
Planet Platform Postman Collection by kjbrazil (2016-08-15)
Implement Swagger Documentation for REST APIs (2016-08-14)
Uri Sarid on RAML 1.0 Release and Latest MuleSoft API News (2016-08-03)
Tyk joins the Open API Initiative! (2016-08-02)
Writing OpenAPI (Swagger) Specification Tutorial ? Part 8 ? Splitting specification file (2016-08-02)
Tweet: Introducing gh-ost: our online schema migration tool for MySQL by @ShlomiNoach (2016-08-01)
Media Types for Hypertext Sensor Markup (2016-07-29)
What is Swagger and Why it Matters (2016-07-10)
How to test API endpoint using Atom and RAML? (2016-07-04)
A Brief History of RAML (2016-07-03)
What are your thoughts on FHIR? (2016-07-01)
HTTP-RPC 3.0 Released [Announcement] (2016-07-01)
Using Google Tag Manager to Dynamically Generate Schema/JSON-LD Tags (2016-07-01)
Swagger Vulnerability Leads to Arbitrary Code Injection (2016-06-23)
Rapid7 discloses remote code execution flaw in Swagger (2016-06-23)
Ask DZ: Swagger API on Multiple OSGI Bundles Using Apache Karaf (2016-06-21)
DHC supports HTTP Archive v1.2 (HAR) (2016-06-21)
SwaggerHub Enables Instant Serverless Infrastructure with New AWS Integration (2016-06-15)
Writing OpenAPI (Swagger) Specification Tutorial ? Part 7 ? Documentation (2016-06-12)
Designing and documenting your APIs using RAML (2016-06-11)
JSON-LD: Building Meaningful Data APIs (2016-06-09)
RAMLing Again With API Workbench: From Setup to Design (2016-05-19)
Import RAML Directories in Postman Directly (2016-05-19)
RAML 1.0 is out! (2016-05-17)
Poll results: Do you prefer YAML or JSON for your Swagger? (2016-05-16)
Overcoming Swagger Annotation Overload by Switching to JSON (2016-05-14)
API Fortress Launches Automatic Test Generation with RAML (2016-05-14)
OpenAPI Specifications For 642 of the Types (2016-05-11)
How far should Web API definition languages go? (2016-05-10)
How to use RAML to Auto-Generate C# Code for Dynamic Web API Provisioning (2016-05-07)
Writing OpenAPI (Swagger) Specification Tutorial ? Part 5 ? Advanced Input And Output Modeling (2016-05-06)
API Views With OpenAPI Spec And Liquid (2016-05-04) OpenAPI Specs (2016-05-02)
JSON Schema: Why and How (2016-05-01)
APIs.json Annotation (2016-04-26)
Playing With One Possible OpenAPI Spec for the Human Services Data Specification (HSDS) (2016-04-23)
Dramatically Increase Visibility in Search for WordPress Using JSON-LD Payloads and This PHP Snippet (2016-04-22)
Writing OpenAPI (Swagger) Specification Tutorial ? Part 4 ? Advanced Data Modeling (2016-04-17)
The OpenAPI Specification at Cloud Expo Europe (2016-04-14)
Amazon API Gateway Now Supports Swagger Definition Import (2016-04-09)
What?s wrong with my Swagger definition? (2016-04-07)
RFC 7807 - Problem Details for HTTP APIs (2016-04-04)
Article: C#/Web API Code Generation Patterns for the RAML User (2016-04-04)
The More I Gather OpenAPI Specs the More I Realize How We Obsess Over the Unecessary (2016-04-04)
Finicity Launches TxPUSH to Create Financial Data Aggregation Standard (2016-03-30)
Import and test your Swagger API definitions in DHC (2016-03-29)
You asked, weve answered, Postman Collections! (2016-03-29)
Examples of Validations for LoopBack Models (2016-03-29)
JSON-LD: Building Meaningful Data APIs (2016-03-24)
Calling an OData Service From Python ? UK Parliament Members Data Platform (2016-03-23)
What is APIs.json? And What is Next for the API Discovery Format? (2016-03-22)
Writing OpenAPI (Swagger) Specification Tutorial ? Part 3 ? Simplifying specification file (2016-03-19)
Publishing JSON Schema Documentation With Docson (2016-03-17)
HTTP-RPC 2.5 Released (2016-03-15)
An IMS Proposal ? Eliminate all use of JSON-LD (2016-03-14)
Introducing Auth0 for Postman Collections (2016-03-09)
Writing OpenAPI (Swagger) Specification Tutorial ? Part 1 ? Introduction (2016-03-02)
Writing OpenAPI (Swagger) Specification Tutorial ? Part 2 ? The Basics (2016-03-02)
Should You Craft Your Own API Definition Format? (2016-02-25)
DreamFactory 2.1 released, includes OpenAPI spec upgrade (2016-02-25)
Rapier: Cut Through the Tedium of API Specification (2016-02-23)
RAMLing Around With Mule ( Part 2 ) (2016-02-21)
Concern Around Mapping and Discussing Shadow Mobile APIs Shows Signs of an Imbalance (2016-02-18)
The Ion Data Interchange Format (2016-02-17)
Using a Prototype as an API Product Specification (2016-02-16)
RAMLing Around With Mule (2016-02-16)
Presentation: Creating Java REST Servers from Swagger API Definitions (2016-02-16)
Getting Started With OData (2016-02-14)
REST API Documentation Part 2 ? Swagger, RAML, and Open API (2016-02-02)
API Blueprint Evolving in Two Areas Where OpenAPI Spec (aka Swagger) Falls Short (2016-01-29)
Using API Gateway mapping templates to handle changes in your back-end APIs (2016-01-26)
WADL and Swagger United in Apache CXF (2016-01-22) Now Features Swagger Support (2016-01-19)
Screencast: Import and translate RAML API definitions (2016-01-19)
We?ve got Swagger (2016-01-18)
Strategy Markup Language (StratML) (2016-01-13)
Linting OpenStreetMap Data (2016-01-13)
EP Labs Helix | Elastic Path Developer Site (2016-01-12)
json-schema-matcher 0.1.1 (2016-01-12)
Interview with Tony Tam on Open API Initiative and Latest Swagger News (2016-01-07) Evolution of Structured Data on the Web (2015-12-26)
A name to walk with a swagger (2015-12-17)
10 realizations as I was creating my Swagger spec and Swagger UI (2015-12-10)
Adding A New Alpha Endpoint To Explode API OADF Into Separate Files For Each Unique Endpoint (2015-11-27)
Usage of Swagger in Node.js Applications to document APIs (2015-11-24)
For A Brief Moment We All Had Swagger In The API Space (2015-11-23)
Linux Foundation throws its weight behind open APIs (2015-11-06)
New Collaborative Project to Extend Swagger Specification for Building Connected Applications and Services (2015-11-05)
Linux Foundation Sets the Stage for Easier Sharing of APIs - The New Stack (2015-11-05)
Launching the Linux Foundation Open API Initiative (2015-11-05)
New Collaborative Project to Extend Swagger Specification for Building Connected Applications and Services (2015-11-05)
API Economy Gets Boost With Open Spec Initiative (2015-11-05)
Restlet Joins the Open API Initiative at Linux Foundation (2015-11-05)
Importing and translating RAML API definition (2015-10-26)
Akana Unveils Tech That can Translate Between API Description Languages (2015-10-23)
API Description Language Translation, API DL Mediation, API Management (2015-10-21)
Integrate your Slack with Swagger! (2015-09-09)
Swagger 2.0 Extension for Code Generation Settings (2015-08-26)
Amazon#039;s Swagger Importer Points to New Wave of API Automation Tooling (2015-08-25)
InfoQ eMag: Description, Discovery, and Profiles - The Next Level in Web APIs (2015-08-18)
MSON Tutorial on Github (2015-08-14)
Customizing your auto-generated Swagger Definitions in 1.5.x (2015-08-11)
ALPS Mapping Guidelines for UBER (2015-07-17)
How To Design Great APIs With API-First Design and RAML (2015-07-10)
Monitor RAML APIs with API Science (2015-07-08)
Introducing Postman Collection Format Schema (2015-07-02)
The APIs.json Discovery Format: Potential Engine in the API Economy (2015-06-19)
Schemas ? Successfully Navigating API Complexity (2015-06-17)
What are API Description Languages? (2015-06-17)
How to describe APIs? (2015-06-15)
APIs with Swagger : An Interview with Reverb?s Tony Tam (2015-06-10)
New JSON API Specification Aims to Speed API Development (2015-06-10)
API Blueprint on GitHub?Apiary Blog (2015-06-06)
Cerebris :: JSON API 1.0 (2015-06-05)
Hyperdrive?Apiary Blog (2015-06-05)
The Power of RAML (2015-06-04)
Parse Adds New Schema API and API Console (2015-06-04)
API Blueprint on GitHub (2015-06-03)
We got the moves like swagger! (2015-06-02)
Article: Article Series: Description, Discovery, and Profiles : The Next Level in Web APIs (2015-05-29)
API Blueprint on GitHub (2015-05-28)
Founder of API Blueprint Discusses Progress (2015-05-27)
Building APIs with Node.js and Swagger (2015-05-22)
3scale API Management Platform Now Supports Updated Swagger 2.0 (2015-05-20)
RobWin/swagger2markup (2015-05-01)
RAML Founder Talks About the API Industry: Governance, Technology, and... (2015-04-22)
Swagger For The Masses (2015-04-07)
Swagger Founder Makes Commitment to Keep Project Open (2015-04-04)
New API Blueprint Tutorial (2015-04-01)
Let?s Get Swagger Right (2015-03-26)
SmartBear Picks Up Swagger API Project (2015-03-26)
Sharing Is Caring - Socialize Your Public API Blueprints (2015-03-26)
Swagger + SmartBear! (2015-03-25)
Web Metadata Publishing Using XML (2015-03-23)
Apigee Product Highlight Video: SmartDocs (2015-03-03)
Swagger APIs at a glance ? swagger.ed (2015-02-26)
MuleSoft Releases RAML .NET Parser, Visual Studio Extension (2015-02-20)
New RAML Tools for .NET Developers using Anypoint Platform (2015-02-19)
Using Templates for Documentation Driven API Design (2015-02-19)
Community Debates API Specification Alternatives (2015-02-18)
Utilising API Blueprint in API Clients (2015-02-17)
apiaryio/api-blueprint - Gitter (2015-02-17)

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 Definitions 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.

Apache Avro

Apache Avro is a data serialization system. Avro relies on schemas. When Avro data is read, the schema used when writing it is always present. This permits each datum to be written with no per-value overheads, making serialization both fast and small. This also facilitates use with dynamic, scripting languages, since data, together with its schema, is fully self-describing.

API Blueprint

API Blueprint is a documentation-oriented API description language. A couple of semantic assumptions over the plain Markdown. API Blueprint is perfect for designing your Web API and its comprehensive documentation but also for quick prototyping and collaboration. It is easy to learn and even easier to read – after all it is just a form of plain text.

API Transformer

Transform API Descriptions from/to various formats e.g., Swagger, API Blueprint, RAML, WADL, Google Discovery, I/O Docs. Please contact us for production and high volume usage.

Elastic Path

Elastic Path builds commerce software that powers the next generation of digital experiences, helping businesses generate more revenue from their goods, services, and content. Our products, including Commerce Engine, Cortex, and Subscriptions, enable companies to unite discovery, buying, and consumption into outstanding customer experiences that drive more engagement and conversion.

Frictionless Data

Data Packages are a lightweight containerization format for data. They provide the foundation for frictionless data transport. Tools and integrations to make it easy to integrate Data Packages into your data processing and publishing workflows. Learn how to get started using and developing with Data Packages through our guides, tutorials and documentation.


Postman on Chrome is the most efficient way to test, develop and document APIs. Create complex requests, go back in time and view results in a beautiful way. Postman has more than 80 features to help you at every step. Our user base is growing rapidly and with more tools in the pipeline, Postman aims to provide the most comprehensive API development and testing solution to developers.

Google API Discovery Service

You can use the Google API Discovery Service to build client libraries, IDE plugins, and other tools that interact with Google APIs. It provides a lightweight, JSON-based API that exposes machine-readable metadata about Google APIs.


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.


The Open API Initiative (OAI) was created by a consortium of forward-looking industry experts who recognize the immense value of standardizing on how REST APIs are described. As an open governance structure under the Linux Foundation, the OAI is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor neutral description format. SmartBear Software is donating the Swagger Specification directly to the OAI as the basis of this Open Specification.  


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.


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. 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. is a collaborative, community activity with a mission to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet, on web pages, in email messages, and beyond. vocabulary can be used with many different encodings, including RDFa, Microdata and JSON-LD. 

U.S. Data Federation

The U.S. Data Federation supports data interoperability and harmonization across Federal, state, and local government agencies by highlighting common data formats, API specifications, and metadata vocabularies.

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 Definitions 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 definition 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.