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Swagger by SmartBear Receives 2016 API Award

Swagger Earns API Award for Reputation in Industry, Recent Media Coverage and Innovativeness of API Initiatives
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — September 13, 2016 —

SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, announced that Swagger received a 2016 API Award for the category, API Infrastructure, at API World 2016 Conference & Expo, taking place on Monday, September 12 – Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in San Jose, California. The API industry’s largest award event, the 2016 API Awards received hundreds of nominations, and the API World advisory board selected Swagger based on three criteria: reputation in the API industry, recent media coverage and innovativeness of the API initiatives. Swagger has been the leading API description format used by developers in almost every modern programming language and deployment environment to design and deliver APIs since 2011.

“Swagger is a great example of how more and more of the tech industry is realizing that APIs are not just how we integrate tools and apps, APIs are the new way of doing business and building new revolutionary technologies,” said Geoff Domoracki, founder of API World.

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 tools like GitHub and Amazon Web Services (AWS), 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.

Swagger received the award at the API Award Ceremony on Monday, September 12 during the API World + Integrate VIP Reception.

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

With more than 3,000 attendees, API World 2016 is the world’s largest vendor-neutral API conference and expo, organizing the API Economy. API World is dedicated to the mission to be independent and facilitate connections, knowledge, trust and business within the developer community of API providers and consumers. For more information, visit:

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.

Contact: Tracy Wemett, BroadPR

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