with Guest Post from SmartBear collaboration partner Manfred Bortenschlager of 3scale
From Lorinda Brandon, API Products at SmartBear:
When we originally designed Ready! API, our goal was to provide a fluid movement from your API project through a variety of testing, mocking and monitoring activities. We also included a powerful plugin framework because we know we’re not the only toolset you need to manage the API lifecycle.
In conjunction with our collaboration partner, 3scale, we are happy to announce an important step in our journey to provide the API community with integrated tools that support the whole API lifecycle from design to deployment. Together, we have built an integration that allows you to access your managed APIs on the 3scale API Management platform and bring them into Ready! API for testing.
3scale is leading the way for the API economy with their full-featured all-in-one API Management solution that provides API Management, administration, traffic reports and developer portals. The outcome of the collaboration between 3scale and SmartBear is a free plugin that uses Swagger-based API specifications to import APIs into Ready! API with one click. This allows 3scale customers to leverage the benefits of frictionless testing and refining APIs as an extension to 3scale’s API Management Platform.
In this guest post we have Manfred Bortenschlager, API Market Development Director at 3scale, writing about the features and benefits of this plugin for API providers:
Though APIs are becoming pervasive, there are still areas in the API lifecycle that aren’t well supported by tools, making some actions cumbersome. Our collaboration with SmartBear delivers a free 3scale plugin for Ready! API, making it very easy for our customers to import, test and refine their APIs.
We are very keen to help advance the whole API space and most everything we do takes the full ecosystem into consideration. Working together with other industry leaders like SmartBear to develop useful tools for API providers and API consumers is a very important component of our overall mission.
3scale provides a comprehensive API management platform that lets organizations provide controlled and managed access to their data or service. The platform includes features like access control, usage policies, analytics, developer documentation and portal, and monetization. Business benefits our users can expect include mobile enablement, customer and partner ecosystem growth, increasing content reach, powering new business models, and driving innovation.
The outcome of the “better together” collaboration between 3scale and SmartBear is this plugin which takes Swagger-based API specifications to import APIs into Ready! API with one click. 3scale customers can now leverage the benefits of frictionless testing and refining APIs as an extension to 3scale’s API Management.
Please find the guide about how to use the 3scale plugin here. Or contact 3scale support for questions.