- May 20, 2015

New plugin allows SmartBear Ready! API users to integrate workflow and import APIs from Restlet Studio

Palo Alto, Calif. and Somerville, Mass. – May 20, 2015 – Restlet, creators of the most widely deployed framework for creating Web APIs, and SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, today announced the general availability of a new plugin for SmartBear’s Ready! API that allows users to craft RESTful APIs with Restlet Studio, directly inside Ready! API testing environment and integrate Ready! API into a development workflow with Restlet APISpark and Restlet Framework.

Restlet Studio is a free visual API design tool and can be used as a standalone tool or with Restlet APISpark, an online platform for creating and hosting data-oriented Web APIs as well as managing and consuming any type of Web API.

“We’re excited to partner with SmartBear, a leader in software quality products for software professionals,” said Jérome Louvel, CEO of Restlet. “By making Restlet Studio easily available inside of Ready! API, developers can enjoy the benefits of the active Restlet community as well as gain faster access to our APISpark and Restlet Framework products.”

“We’re very excited to offer a Restlet Studio integration as part of Ready! API,” said Lorinda Brandon, Director of API Partner Development at SmartBear Software. “We have always been committed to providing tools that help people build great APIs and the first step to that is having great design tools. Restlet Studio complements the Ready! API testing tools perfectly.”

Restlet also supports the Restlet Framework open source project, the world’s largest community for open source API frameworks. With today’s announcement of the Restlet Studio plugin, all Restlet products will be easily available to Ready! API users.

Ready! API is an end-to-end API readiness platform with tools for testing and virtualizing APIs. Ready! API has various application modules available including SoapUI NG Pro, the next generation of SmartBear’s SoapUI for testing all Web services, including REST and SOAP APIs as well as the ServiceV Pro module for creating, managing and sharing virtualized assets. Ready! API is available for download at:

Restlet Studio is a browser-based IDE for APIs, free to use without restriction. Running in a browser, it requires no installation or configuration. Developers use Restlet Studio to rapidly create API definitions by automatically building configuration files, client SDKs and server skeletons without having to master Swagger, RAML, JSON or YAML. More information on Restlet Studio is available at:

About Ready! API

SmartBear’s Ready! API is the first fully integrated, extensible and affordable platform to help development, testing and operations teams build reliable, scalable and secure APIs. For updates, follow @ready_api on Twitter. For more information on the Ready! API tools, visit:

About SmartBear Software

As the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, SmartBear supports more than three million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications. With today’s applications deploying on mobile, Web, desktop, Internet of Things (IoT) or even embedded computing platforms, the connected nature of these applications through public and private APIs presents a unique set of challenges for developers, testers and operations teams. SmartBear’s software quality tools assist with code review, functional and load testing, API readiness as well as performance monitoring of these modern applications. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

About Restlet

Restlet knows about APIs. The company develops and sells software that helps developers connect with business data and technology through a combination of open source and on-demand tools. Restlet’s comprehensive API platform powers the entire lifecycle of APIs, from design to development, hosting, and management. Founded and run by Jerome Louvel, a respected author and speaker on the topic of APIs, the company has US headquarters in Palo Alto, California. For more information please visit or follow @restlet on Twitter.