Swagger Creator Tony Tam Joins SmartBear Software

SmartBear Names API Expert Tony Tam VP of Products, Swagger
SOMERVILLE, Mass — September 28, 2015 — SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, has named Tony Tam, creator of the Swagger Specification, VP of Products, Swagger. Tony 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. SmartBear acquired the Swagger API open source project earlier this year.
“Tony Tam brings his unique vision for Swagger and his passion for the API industry to SmartBear, which will help the company bring forward not only our open source strategy but our API tools strategy as a whole,” said Doug McNary, CEO of SmartBear. “He is a well-respected expert in the API industry, and we're excited to have Tony's knowledge and enthusiasm on the SmartBear team. The combination of Tony Tam and Ole Lensmar, creator of SoapUI, gives SmartBear a true brain trust in the space of open source API tools.”
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. Swagger was created in response to a need his development team expressed for a better way to describe REST APIs. After making Swagger open source, Tony was the guiding force that moved the specification forward and created a vibrant enthusiastic community around it. Follow Tony on Twitter @fehguy.
“I have been working with the SmartBear team for several years, and their support of Swagger and the overall API movement makes this an obvious next step for me,” said Tony Tam, new VP of Products, Swagger at SmartBear. “For the first time since Swagger began in 2011, I am dedicating 100 percent of my time to it and am excited to see the next stages of growth and maturity evolve for the API industry.”
Tony Tam is presenting, “Collaboration and Discovery with Swagger” at API World on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:40 a.m. PDT in Santa Clara, California. The talk focuses on how to design great APIs by collaboration during the design stage, as well as provides some tips on making API easily discovered and adopted. API World, taking place on Monday, September 28 – Tuesday, September 29, 2015, is the nation’s largest vendor-neutral API Conference for developers, executives and API lovers. Visit SmartBear in booth #219. For more information on API World, visit: http://apiworld.co/.
Tony is presenting on Swagger as a core part of the API lifecycle at the meetup, “Collaboration and Discovery with Swagger,” on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at IBM in San Jose, California, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PDT. The focus is on how to design great APIs by collaborating during the design and modeling stage. There are also discussions on the best ways to make sure your API can be discovered and easily adopted by other developers. For more information, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Swagger-API/events/224767176/.
Swagger is a simple yet powerful representation of RESTful APIs. API developers can easily deliver interactive documentation, client SDKs and discoverable APIs. With its powerful code generation capabilities and open source tools, Swagger makes it easy for developers to go from design to implementation in a short amount of time.
For more information on Swagger, visit: http://swagger.io/. Follow on Twitter @swaggerapi.

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