SOURCE: Sonoa Systems

Sonoa Systems

July 08, 2010 17:00 ET

Apigee Releases Facebook API Console to Make Learning, Testing and Debugging the Graph API Better

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  Apigee, a free API tools platform, today launched the Apigee Facebook API Console to allow developers to learn, test, debug, and interact with the Facebook Graph API more efficiently and productively. Apigee now makes it easier than ever for Facebook developers to learn the structure of the API, view requests and responses, build applications more quickly, and detect and dig into problems. Apigee is a free service provided by Sonoa Systems, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise API management solutions.

"With over a million developers and hundreds of thousands of applications, the Facebook ecosystem has demonstrated the power of APIs to fuel massive innovation and platform growth," said Sam Ramji, vice president of strategy for Sonoa. "With the launch of the Facebook API Console, we're providing better tooling and an entirely new approach to the API for developers at all stages of learning and building."

The Apigee Facebook API Console contains a number of features to simplify and improve the process of working with the Graph API:

  • Easy-to-use web app for viewing API requests and responses -- the Apigee Facebook API Console lists all methods, allows you to send requests in two clicks and view the response with syntax highlighting for JSON and XML. The console also supports auto-complete for requests as you type, making it easier than ever to interact with the API.
  • OAuth 2.0 protocol support -- The Apigee Facebook API Console gives you secure access to Facebook and allows you to request and view your personal information and to explore your social graph through the API.
  • Easy exploration of the full surface area of the Graph API -- the console makes it easy to move from one area of the API to another by allowing you to click and dig into unique object IDs.
  • Social sharing -- Apigee recognizes that coding and development is a social process, so it enables developers to share what they are seeing by taking a snapshot of API request/response pairs and distributing it with a URL. This enables a better process for community help and troubleshooting.
  • Support for unique features -- some methods of the Facebook Graph API require file attachments and/or custom header parameters. The Apigee Facebook API Console supports these features and makes it simple and easy to view their structures and understand how they work.

"The Apigee Facebook API Console makes working with the Graph API more interactive and more social," said Mitchell Hislop, a developer and social media associate at SMCpros. "With a simple, clean way to interact with and learn the Facebook API, Apigee has created a tool that improves the overall development process and supports the Facebook developer ecosystem."

Apigee is provided free to the API community by Sonoa Systems, and is built on ServiceNet, Sonoa's industrial-strength cloud service and API infrastructure, which powers MTV Networks, MySpace, and more than 75 other enterprise customers. Developers can sign up and get started with Twitter API testing and monitoring at http://apigee.com today.

About Sonoa Systems

Sonoa is the leading provider of API management solutions. Sonoa customers include more than 75 leading enterprise, SaaS, and media companies. Leading customers such as TransUnion Interactive, MTV Networks, MySpace, and Guardian Insurance use Sonoa to create new revenue channels, reduce costs and innovate faster. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA, privately held, and backed by leading investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners, Third Point Ventures, and SAP Ventures. For more see www.sonoasystems.com.

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