SmartBear Integrates API Tools to Enhance Design Experience for Teams

Integration of Stoplight's Spectral, Elements, and Prism into SwaggerHub drives enhanced developer experience with ability to create higher quality, more reliable, easily adoptable APIs
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - April 18, 2024 - PRLog -- SmartBear (, a leading provider of software development and visibility solutions, announced a new version of its award-winning API design and documentation tool, SwaggerHub (, integrating Stoplight's ( API open source tools. The integration enriches the customer experience by giving development teams and others the ability to create higher quality, more reliable, and easily adoptable APIs. Last August, SmartBear acquired ( Stoplight, a global API design-first company popular with developers. The new integration, along with SwaggerHub's recently launched API portal ( and contract testing from its PactFlow ( acquisition in 2022, is creating a comprehensive and composable API development hub, providing complete visibility, automation, and productivity for teams looking to modernize API practices.

"SmartBear's mission is to empower customers with the solutions and capabilities they need to drive quality and efficiency across development teams," said Sean Butler (, Vice President of Product Management at SmartBear. "Integrating Stoplight's advanced API design features into SwaggerHub highlights this commitment to enhance the API development lifecycle, particularly critical now with the onslaught of AI-related APIs. Customers can expect multiple benefits, including a seamless developer experience from API design to deployment."

The integration of Spectral ( into SwaggerHub now, combined with the upcoming integration of Stoplight's visual editor, enhances API design and governance by offering advanced linting, style guide enforcement, and a user-friendly design interface. This combination ensures that API designs not only adhere to best practices and organizational standards from the outset but also benefit from an easy-to-use visual editing tool. By facilitating the maintenance of high-quality APIs that are simpler to manage and evolve, this integration optimizes the API design process, ensures consistency across the API portfolio, and significantly reduces errors.

"Spectral has fast become a core tool supporting API design and API governance best practices," said Mark Boyd (, Director of Platformable ( "Having the means to keep teams aligned with your internal style guides and industry standards reduces security risks and helps speed up development through automation, pushing APIs to generate value for a business faster, thus addressing a key aspect of API governance. Further, it's commendable of SmartBear to integrate this open source tooling into their API Hub. Providing this support for interoperability allows users to maintain their toolchain without feeling locked into proprietary approaches to API governance. Teams can continue to use the broad range of tooling that best suits their needs from within a central platform."

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