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SmartBear’s VP of Products, Swagger Speaking at IBM InterConnect 2016

SmartBear’s Tony Tam Speaks on Swagger; SmartBear Exhibits IBM API Management Plugin for Ready API at IBM InterConnect – February 21-15, 2016 – Las Vegas, Booth #682
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — February 16, 2016 —

Tony Tam, VP of Products, Swagger at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, is speaking at IBM InterConnect, taking place on Sunday, February 21 – Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Las Vegas. In booth #682, SmartBear is exhibiting its IBM API Management plugin for Ready API that allows users to import APIs directly from the IBM API Management developer portal as well as publish an API to the IBM platform. IBM InterConnect is IBM’s premier annual conference for cloud and mobile computing.

WHAT:           SmartBear at IBM InterConnect 2016:

  • IBM API Management plugin for Ready API Exhibited in SmartBear Booth #682
  • Tony Tam is presenting, “Open API Initiative,”  during the Open Technology Summit,” – Sunday, February 21, 6:00 p.m. PST (Session: CLD-7144)
  • Tony Tam Presenting, “Giving Cloud Foundry APIs Their Swagger Back,” along with Michael Maximilien, Chief Architect PaaS Innovation at IBM Cloud Labs – Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST (Session: COC-4490)

WHERE:        Mandalay Bay, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada

Open tech’s top industry leaders kick off IBM InterConnect with the Open Technology Summit, a relaxed and informative series of lightening talks on the most innovative, game changing open technology communities. 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. Tony Tam is presenting on the OAI during the Open Technology Summit.

Tony is also presenting with Michel Maximilien on Swagger – a specification for Web APIs that allows you to fully describe the operations of each part of a REST API, including its complex input/output/return types and error codes. Using Swagger and its editor tooling, we were able to describe parts of the massive Cloud Foundry APIs. Using that description, we not only generated API docs and client stubs, but also extended Swagger itself to enable automated generation of tests for these described APIs. Finally, going one step further, for APIs that are designed as "plugins;" e.g., the Cloud Foundry service broker API, we created test templates for creating a Test Compliance Kit (TCK).

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 that fuel IoT, microservices and mobile applications, since it began in 2011. During the development of Swagger, Tony served as the founder and CEO of Reverb, where he led development efforts of the site’s innovative word navigation system. Tony served Wordnik, the world’s biggest online English dictionary, by number of words, as VP of Engineering and then CTO, among other roles.

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About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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