2023 in the Rearview Mirror: A Joyful Trip Down Memory Lane and the Exciting Road Ahead

  December 06, 2023

As the year comes to an end, we at SmartBear are thrilled to share some exciting news and milestones we have achieved in 2023. From being recognized as a Visionary in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for API Management to launching our integrated tools, we’ve been dedicated to delivering industry-leading solutions for developers and organizations. In this end-of-year blog, we will highlight our accomplishments, discuss our commitment to innovation, and look forward to what lies ahead.

  1. SmartBear Named Visionary in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for API Management: We are proud to announce that SmartBear has been recognized as a Visionary in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for API Management. This accolade reflects our ability to execute and our completeness of vision, particularly in internal API management. This recognition validates our commitment to staying ahead of market trends and continuously innovating to meet the evolving needs of our customers.
  2. Expanding Our API Portfolio: In 2023, we demonstrated our dedication to innovation by significantly expanding our API product portfolio. We introduced two API-first solutions, SwaggerHub Explore for API exploratory testing and SwaggerHub Portal, addressing the needs of both developers and consumers. The rapid adoption of SwaggerHub Explore by nearly 30,000 users showcases the strong resonance our solutions have found within the developer community. Our comprehensive API product lineup encompasses SwaggerHub for design and development, ReadyAPI for extensive API testing, security, performance testing, and virtualization, and PactFlow for conducting contract tests on APIs and microservices. These offerings span the entire API development lifecycle, empowering development teams to efficiently build, test, and monitor APIs.
  3. Embracing an Agnostic-Gateway Approach: We understand the complexity and diversity of modern API ecosystems, and we firmly believe the API management market is rapidly moving away from a single-gateway approach. Our recognition as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant validates our agnostic-gateway API strategy and motivates us to continue innovating to help our customers navigate the evolving API landscape. Our commitment to agnostic-gateway initiatives will remain at the core of our strategies in the coming year, ensuring we provide the most effective solutions for our customers.
  4. Introducing SwaggerHub Portal – Simplifying API Documentation and Onboarding: We are thrilled to introduce SwaggerHub Portal, a feature of SwaggerHub that allows you to customize consumer-facing documentation for your APIs, maximizing API discoverability. With its intuitive interface, you can easily create onboarding guides, reference documentation, and other materials that help developers understand and integrate your APIs into their applications. SwaggerHub Portal seamlessly syncs your API designs from SwaggerHub, eliminating the need for manual updates in multiple places. This time-saving feature allows you to focus more on building robust solutions and less on administrative tasks.
  5. The Power of API Documentation and Exploration: APIs play a crucial role in seamless integration and innovation across software platforms. Comprehensive API documentation and exploration tools within the same platform are indispensable for fostering collaboration, delivering exceptional developer experiences, and driving innovation. By providing clear and accessible documentation, along with interactive exploration capabilities, we empower both API producers and consumers. From attracting a broader user base to reducing implementation challenges, our tools accelerate development, increase adoption, and lead to more feature-rich applications.

What’s Next for Us

As we reflect on the achievements of 2023, we are grateful for the trust our customers have placed in us to help them navigate the ever-changing API landscape. We remain dedicated to delivering industry-leading solutions and empowering developers to harness the full potential of APIs.

In the coming year, we will continue to innovate, adapt, and provide the most effective solutions for our customers. With our commitment to a multi-gateway approach, the power of SwaggerHub Portal, and the synergy between API documentation and exploration, we are excited for what the future holds.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. Stay tuned for more updates and advancements from SmartBear in the year ahead. In the meantime, try SwaggerHub tools today and unlock the true potential of APIs!