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Swagger Earns InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award from IDG

Swagger is InfoWorld’s Top Choice for Useful Tooling, Excellent UI Generation, Extensive Language Support and Widespread Adoption
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — February 08, 2016 —

SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, announced that Swagger, the world’s most popular description format for defining RESTful APIs, earned an InfoWorld 2016 Technology of the Year Award by IDG. Selected by InfoWorld editors and reviewers, the annual awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. InfoWorld is the technology media brand committed to keeping IT decision-makers ahead of the technology curve.

“Like InfoWorld itself, InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Awards are all about change,” said Doug Dineley, Executive Editor of InfoWorld Reviews. “Our Technology of the Year Award winners are the platforms and tools that point the way to the data centers, clouds and applications of tomorrow. They’re the innovations that are changing the way we work and do business.”

With over 350,000 Swagger and Swagger tooling downloads per month, Swagger was InfoWorld’s top choice for its useful tooling, excellent UI generation, extensive language support and widespread adoption. 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.

“The community behind Swagger is tremendous and a testament to the power of open source software,” said Tony Tam, VP of Products, Swagger at SmartBear. “We are grateful to those who have helped Swagger reach the position that it’s in now, and with the support of SmartBear, we expect Swagger to grow even more rapidly under the formation of the OAI. We are honored that Swagger has been recognized with an InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award.”

SmartBear recently released a major upgrade to SwaggerHub, the place for development teams to collaborate and coordinate the entire lifecycle of an API. SwaggerHub users can create organizations and teams to organize, share and collaborate on Swagger API definitions directly in SwaggerHub, where public and private APIs are centrally and safely stored in a single, easy to use SaaS product. For more information, visit:

InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award winners are drawn from all of the products tested during the past year. For more information, visit:

For InfoWorld’s review of Swagger, visit:

For more information on Swagger, visit: Follow on Twitter @swaggerapi.

About InfoWorld 
InfoWorld is the leading resource for content and tools on modernizing enterprise IT. The InfoWorld Expert Contributor Network provides a unique perspective in the market; our editors provide first-hand experience from testing, deploying, and managing implementation of emerging enterprise technologies. InfoWorld’s website ( and custom solutions provide a deep dive into specific technologies to help IT decision-makers excel in their roles and provide opportunities for IT vendors to reach this audience. InfoWorld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at  

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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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