ReadyAPI Wins Award for Best in API Infrastructure by API World

SmartBear recognized for being an innovative leader in the growing API economy by API World Advisory Council, a global panel of judges
Somerville — September 16, 2021 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, has won a 2021 API Award in the category, Best in API Infrastructure, for ReadyAPI, the company’s leading API quality platform. The 2021 API Awards will be presented at the API Awards ceremony during API World 2021, the largest event for the API economy now in its 10th year, being held virtually on October 26-28, 2021.

“ReadyAPI is helping developers and engineers to build upon the backbone of the multi-trillion-dollar market for API-driven products and services,” said Jonathan Pasky, Executive Producer and Co-founder of DevNetwork, producer of API World and the 2021 API Awards. “Today’s cloud-based SaaS software and hardware are increasingly powered by an open ecosystem of API-centric architecture. The SmartBear win at the 2021 API Awards is evidence of the company’s leading role in the growth of the API Economy.”

The 2021 API Awards celebrate the incredible technical innovation, adoption, and reception in the API and microservices industries used by a global developer community. Winners were selected from hundreds of nominations and the expert-led API World Advisory Board selected ReadyAPI based on three criteria: 1) attracting notable attention and awareness in the API industry, 2) general regard and use by the developer and engineering community, and 3) being a technical leader in its sector for innovation.

“Thousands of organizations around the world trust and choose ReadyAPI for all of their API, web services, and other back-end testing needs,” said Joanna Schloss, Senior VP of Product Marketing at SmartBear. “We are delighted that ReadyAPI has been recognized with an API World Award and know that ReadyAPI will continue to empower enterprise software teams worldwide to deliver the highest quality software.”

ReadyAPI is a suite of tools to help developers ensure high quality, performance, and security in their APIs. SmartBear recently added API testing support for Apache Kafka, the open source event streaming platform. ReadyAPI users are able to perform real-time API tests on Kafka events or data streams, delivering application quality at higher speeds. Widely used by 80% of Fortune 100 companies, Apache Kafka captures data in real-time from event sources like databases, sensors, mobile devices, cloud services, and software applications. 

ReadyAPI ensures high quality, performance, and security in all APIs regardless of type, from legacy SOAP services to microservices powered by Kafka and mainstream REST services, to cutting-edge IoT use cases leveraging MQTT. Teams create, manage, and execute automated functional, security, and performance tests in one centralized interface, accelerating API quality for Agile and DevOps software teams. 

SmartBear is bringing hundreds of users together from around the world for its second annual virtual user conference, SmartBear Connect 2021, taking place on Tuesday, September 21 – Thursday, September 23, 2021. The session, “API Testing Workflows: Best Practices from our Customers,” presented by Temil Sanchez, Product Owner, and Thomas Hurley, Team Lead, API Lifecycle, focuses on how customers are using ReadyAPI. To register to attend virtually for free, go to:

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About SmartBear

SmartBear is pioneering innovation in software development, embracing AI’s transformative potential. The company’s AI-powered intuitive solution hubs, featuring HaloAI, give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, SmartBear meets customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. The company is committed to ethical corporate practices, including responsible AI that integrates accountability and transparency across its technology stack, and to social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities it serves. Learn more at, or follow on LinkedIn, X, or Facebook.