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- November 18, 2014

Today, after more than one year of development and several months of beta testing, we have released the GA version of APISpark: the first Platform as a Service dedicated to the creation and management of web APIs.

The entire Restlet team is super excited about this release, and as Chief Geek, I am really proud of the work they have done. APISpark is a unique solution, by its rich set of features, its ease of use, and its reliability. With this solution, we are enabling developers (and non-developers too) to create and make available to consumers their data, their business logic, and even their existing APIs, in minutes.

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API Management is a hot topic these days, and Restlet is on track to change the competitive landscape. I will be getting back to this topic in further posts, but essentially I don’t think any vendor has built API Management tools that focus first on the API developer. With zero install, a short learning curve, and – most importantly I think – a no-commitment, no-lock-in adoption model, there is nothing that prevents any developer to give it a try.

Allow me to highlight the process:

  • Sign-up for an APISpark account. The process uses social sign-in: you simply use your existing Google, GitHub, Facebook, etc. account – no need to create a new one. And it’s free.

  • Then, if you want to create a new API: Create a data store, either from scratch or by linking to an existing data source. Then create an API that will provide read/write access to your datastore.

  • Or, if you alreadyhave an API (built in any language): Connect APISpark to your API

  • Deploy and publish your API, and provide the client SDKs to your consumers.

Sounds too simple? Too easy? Well, it is that simple and easy. And there is a wealth of documentation and tutorials to guide you along the way. Try it for yourself, you’ll see.  Just go to http://restlet.com/products/apispark/ and click on “Sign In”.

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And feel free to share your first experience by commenting on this post.

 

Thanks!
Jérôme Louvel
Chief Geek and Founder