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At JavaOne San Francisco, SmartBear Presents on Putting API Design First with Swagger

SmartBear’s Tony Tam Discusses How Swagger Streamlines, Enables Client and Server Engineers to Develop Concurrently with Complex APIs at JavaOne – September 18-22, 2016 – San Francisco
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — September 21, 2016 —

Tony Tam, Vice President of Products, Swagger at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, is presenting, “Putting API Design First with Swagger,” at JavaOne™, taking place on Sunday, September 18 – Thursday, September 22, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Using Swagger has become the most popular way to describe REST APIs across the web, enabling people to more quickly understand and communicate with services, developer-friendly documentation and rich, auto generated client SDKs.

WHAT:           “Putting API Design First with Swagger,” Presented by SmartBear’s Tony Tam at JavaOne

WHEN:           Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT

WHERE:         Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, Yosemite


As the API has moved more into being one of the most important aspects of a service, the Swagger definition has become increasingly more important and essential to the design phase. This session explains how the Swagger definition can be used to streamline the iteration process and enable client and server engineers to develop concurrently with complex APIs.

Tony Tam has been the driving force behind Swagger, the leading API description format used by developers in almost every modern programming language and deployment environment to design and deliver APIs since it began in 2011. In November 2015, SmartBear, the sponsors of the Swagger Project, launched the Open API Initiative (OAI), donating the Swagger Specification to The Linux Foundation to create an open approach to governing its evolution. In addition to SmartBear, founding members of the OAI include Google, IBM, Microsoft, Capital One, Intuit, PayPal, Apigee, 3Scale and Restlet.

Last year, SmartBear launched SwaggerHub, an API design platform that allows teams to collaborate across the entire workflow of an API’s lifecycle, from planning and development to deployment and retirement. An open API-driven platform which also integrates with multiple external tools, SwaggerHub allows teams to work directly with stakeholders in all phases of building and managing APIs. For more information, visit: and follow @SwaggerHub on Twitter.

For more information, visit: and follow Swagger on Twitter @SwaggerApi.

Whether a seasoned coder or a new Java programmer, JavaOne is the ultimate source of technical information and learning about Java. For more information on JavaOne San Francisco, visit:

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

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