SOURCE: Apiary


August 18, 2015 07:35 ET

Apiary Expands Leading API Development Platform With Advanced API Testing for Continuous Integration

Industry Leader Becomes the Only Solution With API Tools for Every Stage of the API Design and Development Lifecycle

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2015) - Apiary, the company that makes application programming interface (API) development simple and collaborative, today unveiled a new API testing service, a part of its API development platform, that enables developers to continuously verify local code changes alongside production implementation. The new testing service is the first of its kind to provide a single destination for continuous API testing in the development process, eliminating the manual creation of verification tests and reducing the time and resources spent managing external testing applications. The company also announced today that it has completed a $6.8 million Series A round of funding.

The HTTP testing framework for APIs, previously nicknamed "Dredd," started as a sponsored open-source project on GitHub before overwhelming positive feedback and demand from API developers around the world led to its complete integration into Apiary's collaborative API development platform. The new testing service enables users to test API specifications with the backend implementation from their local environment as well as within Continuous Integration, a testing framework for local development. Until today, local development testing with Continuous Integration for API specification has been a tedious multi-step process requiring knowledge of command line tools and service integration, forcing developers to write the tests manually, resulting in at least one line of code for each key. The new testing integration automatically and dynamically tests everything in API Blueprint against the implementation to ensure maximum efficacy.

"Software developers struggle to create robust APIs that enable the seamless, efficient sharing of data and information between software applications. As businesses around the world increasingly rely on APIs to connect information systems, it is critically important to ensure quality -- a faulty, buggy API or an improper integration can break vital information links between software, resulting in lost users or business," said Jakub Nesetril, cofounder and CEO of Apiary. "Apiary's new testing service -- which has been used and iterated upon by the open source community over the past year -- changes the way developers create APIs by enabling them to test API fidelity and reliability in live environments in real-time. As a result, API developers can ensure that APIs will work properly the first time, every time."

Continuous integration significantly reduces integration problems and allows a team to move faster and ship higher quality code. With Apiary's new testing support, API bugs are caught early and prevented from reaching customers, enabling businesses to get to market faster and make their customers happier," said Paul Biggar, CEO of CircleCI, the leader in continuous integration and deployment. "We are excited that developers are able to use both CircleCI and Apiary to create strong, reliable APIs that stand the test of time."

The new testing service is available beginning today for new and existing customers at no additional cost. Learn more at

About Apiary

Apiary makes API development simple and collaborative. The Apiary platform is the only developer-centric solution with tooling for every stage of the API lifecycle: designing, prototyping, testing, and documentation. Microsoft, Salesforce, Akamai, L.L. Bean, and hundreds of businesses around the world trust Apiary to provide an intuitive, simplified workflow and robust platform for developing reliable APIs. Founded in 2011 and backed by Flybridge, Baseline Ventures, and Credo Ventures, Apiary currently supports more than 160,000 APIs, making it the largest collection of APIs in the world. For additional information, please visit

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