The first few decisions around building an API strategy centered on the business components. With those in place, building the API is now possible. The API strategy moves to becoming more of a technical concern for several steps as you resolve API design, security, and API Ops.
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The Open API Initiative has announced that the OpenAPI 3.0.0 Specification is now available. This latest release of the OpenAPI specification includes new capabilities that were not part of version 2.0 such as support for Cookie parameters, new callback object, and new links object.
The Open API Initiative has announced that the final release of the OpenAPI 3.0 Specification is tentatively scheduled for release the week of July 17. A two-week last chance period will begin on June 19 giving developers a final chance to try out OpenAPI 3.0 and propose changes to the spec.
RepreZen has joined the Open API Initiative to collaborate toward a standardized way of describing REST APIs. The Open API Initiative falls under the open governance of the Linux Foundation. The consortium looks to collaborate on a standardized way of describing REST APIs.
In the world of API specs, RAML is a leading way to model API specifications while OAS (formerly Swagger) is the most common format for describing APIs. MuleSoft has joined the Open API initiative, believing that working together will improve both specs and afford value to the entire ecosystem.
On April 20th in San Francisco at MuleSoft's Connect conference, ProgrammableWeb's David Berlind is hosting two separate sessions. One is a panel discussion talking about options to the REST API architectural style and when they're appropriate. The other session is on building developer community.
Restlet has announced the availability of a new API documentation creation and publishing tool. The new tool is available as part of Restlet Studio and can automatically create API documentation from OAS and RAML files. The tool also includes several API documentation security options.