New Apigility Project by Zend Provides Easy Way to Create High-Quality APIs

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Oct. 08 2013, 02:07PM EDT

Zend Technologies, a leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP, has just announced the launch of Apigility, a new API Builder described by Zend as "the world's easiest way to create high-quality APIs."

Apigility Project

Apigility is a new open-source project powered by the Zend Framework, that provides a simple way to create APIs that reflect industry best practices and standards. The new API Builder allows developers at all levels of API building experience to create APIs that can be consumed by other developers for use in third-party applications. It should be noted that knowledge of the Zend Framework is not required to use Apigility.

Apigility provides developers an easy to use interface for creating APIs with REST and RPC services. The Apigility platform not only allows for the creation of well-structured APIs, but also includes API management capabilities which allows APIs to be added, updated and removed as needed. The Apigility Platform helps developers create web services that can handle error handling, validation, content negotiation, and versioning. Zend Framework Project Lead Matthew Weier O'Phinney states for the press release that:

"The entire Zend Framework project would not be where it is without the community around it. Having constant input from our community helps us think outside the box and accomplish much more than we could as a smaller team. Hundreds of developers already actively contribute to Zend Framework and we are excited to leverage that community to build momentum around tackling API-centric developmentā€”one of the most important focus areas for developers today."

The Apigility Project is hosted on GitHub and more information can be found on the Apigility website.

Janet Wagner is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, data visualization, machine learning, and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro, Google+, or send her an email.

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