API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.


Streamdata is a software vendor making real-time data accessible to all by operating a proxy turning request / response APIs into feeds of real-time events.


Uptrends is the ultimate monitoring tool to stay in control of the uptime, performance, and functionality of your websites, APIs, and servers.


3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.


These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
Top 5 New IDE Features in API Studio (2018-09-07) www.reprezen.com
GitLab 11.2 released with insight into real (2018-08-23) sdtimes.com
Online IDE Repl.it (2018-07-11) medium.com
Screenster vs classic Record/Playback IDEs (2018-05-18) medium.com
Visual Studio Code will now ship with Anaconda (2018-02-15) sdtimes.com
Atom 1.24 (2018-02-12) blog.atom.io
Eclipse: Still the Best IDE! (2018-02-07) dzone.com
Cloud IDE Market as platform as a service (PaaS) (2017-12-27) www.editiontruth.com
5 Code Editors for Web Application and API Development (2017-12-27) blog.codeship.com
Amazon's new cloud (2017-12-08) mashable.com
Amazon’s AWS Cloud9 IDE lets you write, test, and debug code in your browser (2017-11-30) thenextweb.com
This Week in Programming: Real (2017-11-18) thenewstack.io
GitHub’s Atom text editor now lets you collaborate on code in real (2017-11-15) thenextweb.com
Code together in real time with Teletype for Atom (2017-11-14) blog.atom.io
Atom’s new concurrency (2017-10-11) blog.atom.io
Atom 1.21 (2017-10-02) blog.atom.io
The 3 Best Cloud IDEs for Backend Developers (2017-09-21) zapier.com
Twilio Studio lets you build communication services without having to code (2017-09-19) techcrunch.com
GitHub’s Atom Text Editor Gets a Full IDE (2017-09-13) thenewstack.io
Sublime Text 3.0 is released (2017-09-13) laravel-news.com
Introducing Atom (2017-09-11) blog.atom.io
Atom 1.20 (2017-09-11) blog.atom.io
Open sourcing a backend for auto (2017-08-07) medium.com
Visual studio team service: Trigger a build using any HTTP client (2017-07-24) medium.com
Put Your IDE in a Container with Guacamole (2017-06-30) blog.openshift.com
Red Hat to Acquire Codenvy, Integrate Its IDE into OpenShift.io (2017-05-25) thenewstack.io
Red Hat to acquire Codenvy as part of its growing container strategy (2017-05-25) techcrunch.com
Build Intelligent Apps Faster with Visual Studio and the Data Science Workload (2017-05-10) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
A Real Hacker’s IDE (2017-04-17) hackaday.com
Programming in AWS Using Visual Studio 2017 (2017-04-10) dzone.com
Visual Studio 2017 Update (2017-04-05) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Visual Studio 2017 Performance Improvements (2017-04-05) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Choosing Among Text Editors and IDEs (2017-03-21) www.monitis.com
Eclipse Plugins via HTTPS and Lets Encrypt (2017-03-13) dzone.com
A Look at the Percepio FreeRTOS Tracealyzer Plugin for Eclipse (2017-03-10) dzone.com
Visual Studio 2017: Productivity, Performance, and Partners (2017-03-07) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Xamarin University Presents: Getting Started with Xamarin for Visual Studio (2017-03-02) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Top Integrated Developer Environments (IDEs): 50 Powerful Dev Environments for Streamlined Development, from the Simple and Lightweight to the Robust and Sophisticated (2017-03-02) stackify.com
Release Notes: Codenvy 5.3 (2017-02-22) medium.com
Visual Studio Extensibility (Day 2): Deploying Visual Studio Extension on staging server and GIT via Continuous Integration (2017-02-14) www.codeproject.com
Codenvy for Secure Environments (2017-02-10) blog.codenvy.com
Another Update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate (2017-02-07) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
3 IDEs That Will Set the Standard for Cloud Coding Environments (2017-01-31) dzone.com
Tweet: Now @RepreZen_API Studio is available on Eclipse Marketplace! Drop into your #Eclipse IDE, #design amp;amp; build #APIs wihellip; https://t.co/zcir8tkwqn (2017-01-09) twitter.com
IDE Features Trainer: A New Way to Learn Your IDE (2016-12-15) dzone.com
Extensibility in Visual Studio ?15?: Increasing Reliability and Performance (2016-11-10) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Using Docker to Build a Cross-Platform CLI (2016-10-10) medium.com
Releasing a Visual Studio Extension (2016-10-04) www.codeproject.com
Visual Studio Bitbucket Extension (2016-09-28) devpost.com
New Lightning Support in the Force.com IDE ? and Everywhere! (2016-09-28) developer.salesforce.com
(2016-09-12) developers.google.com
Getting started with Cloud Tools for Visual Studio (2016-09-07) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
XPath for Selenium IDE (2016-09-02) dzone.com
Atom 1.10 and 1.11 beta (2016-08-31) blog.atom.io
OpenShift Ecosystem: Microsoft Visual Studio , OpenShift and .NET with Click2Cloud (2016-08-30) blog.openshift.com
The Evolution and Future of IDEs (2016-08-25) dzone.com
Never leave your Java IDE with Google Cloud Tools for IntelliJ plugin (2016-08-22) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
How to Use React with Visual Studio and ASP.NET Web API (2016-08-08) blog.pusher.com
How to update REST API Client from a Swagger file in Visual Studio (2016-08-03) stackoverflow.com
Amazon?s AWS buys Cloud9 to add more development tools to its web services stack (2016-07-16) techcrunch.com
Amazons AWS acquires cloud-based IDE startup Cloud9 (2016-07-14) www.zdnet.com
Amazon buys popular cloud-based IDE Cloud9 for use with AWS (2016-07-14) thenextweb.com
Presentation: Improvements for Eclipse JavaScript Tooling (2016-07-10) www.infoq.com
Presentation: Eclipse, the IDE for IoT (2016-07-10) www.infoq.com
How to test API endpoint using Atom and RAML? (2016-07-04) stackoverflow.com
Announcement: Eclipse Che Now a Strategic Platform for Red Hat (2016-06-27) blog.codenvy.com
Press Release: Red Hat, Codenvy and Microsoft Collaborate on Language Server Protocol (2016-06-27) blog.codenvy.com
Hands-on with Codenvy: Painless Contribution with Pull Request Plugin (2016-06-22) blog.codenvy.com
Push Your Webpage to GitHub Repository through Visual Studio (2016-06-14) www.codeproject.com
Macros Return to Visual Studio (2016-06-06) www.infoq.com
Sourcegraph for GitHub ? Browse and search GitHub like an IDE (2016-06-03) chrome.google.com
Pinegrow + Atom ? The perfect IDE for the web (2016-05-27) pinegrow.com
New Eclipse Download Page (2016-05-19) dzone.com
Hands-on with Eclipse Che: Simplifying of Configuring Commands (2016-05-18) blog.codenvy.com
Create a Desktop App With Angular 2 and Electron (2016-05-13) dzone.com
Building Rest Service Made Easy Using Eclipse Plugin (2016-05-12) dzone.com
Codenvy builds Samsung an ?IDE in the box? experience with Eclipse Che (2016-05-11) blog.codenvy.com
Macros extension: VS 2015 support and open-sourced (2016-05-11) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Release Notes: Codenvy and Eclipse Che 4.1.0 (2016-04-23) blog.codenvy.com
Presentation: Rapid Integration of Scientific Software with Eclipse ICE (2016-04-13) www.infoq.com
Introducing TestLeft: Giving Developers the Power to Test Within Standard IDEs (2016-04-08) blog.smartbear.com
Codenvy Release: Enterprise and Team workspaces now available. (2016-03-31) blog.codenvy.com
API Changes Coming in Electron 1.0 (2016-03-30) blog.atom.io
Introducing R Tools for Visual Studio (2016-03-22) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Getting Started With WordPress and Che (2016-03-22) dzone.com
Easily Extend Your IDE With Extensibility Feature for Visual Studio 2015 (2016-03-20) dzone.com
Open Sourcing the Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools (2016-03-17) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Support Ending for Visual Studio 2005 (2016-03-11) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Announcing Tools for Apache Cordova Update 7 (2016-03-09) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Cloud9 IDE now supports Google Cloud Platform (2016-03-09) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
Eclipse Foundation Releases Next-Generation IDE, Eclipse Che 4.0 (2016-03-08) www.infoq.com
Eclipse Che Release: New IDE Platform Reimagines the Developer Workspace (2016-03-07) blog.codenvy.com
The Magic that is Codenvy (2016-02-25) blog.codenvy.com
The (Probably) Simplest Intro to Visual Studio Unit Testing Ever Written (2016-02-25) www.codeproject.com
Introducing IBM Node.js Tools for Eclipse Beta (2016-02-23) strongloop.com
Develop ReactNative apps in Visual Studio Code (2016-02-22) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Protected: The next-generation of Codenvy is now beta. (2016-02-17) blog.codenvy.com
Find Your Favorite Visual Studio Extension (2016-02-11) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
The Buzz Around Eclipse Che (2016-02-11) dzone.com
Write once and deploy to Microsoft Azure or Microsoft Azure Stack from Visual Studio (2016-02-08) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Free Visual Studio Dev Essentials Program now includes $300 in Azure credits and Exclusive Xamarin University access (2016-02-03) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Future trends for IoT, Open Source, and Eclipse IoT (2016-02-02) dzone.com
Automated Testing with Visual Studio (2016-02-01) channel9.msdn.com
Codenvy Announces the Beta Milestone of Eclipse Che (2016-01-31) dzone.com
Apache Cordova development lands on Visual Studio Code (2016-01-28) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Cloud9 IDE now supports Google Cloud Platform (2016-01-27) googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com
Announcing Eclipse Che Beta (2016-01-26) blog.codenvy.com
Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Update 5 (2016-01-21) blogs.msdn.com
Unit Testing Apache Cordova Apps with Visual Studio, Part 2 (2016-01-13) blogs.msdn.com
Unit Testing Apache Cordova Apps with Visual Studio, Part 1 (2016-01-11) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Snippets for Visual Studio (2016-01-08) www.codeproject.com
Thoughts on Yesterdays Issue Surrounding the GitHub for Visual Studio Extension (2015-12-16) www.codeproject.com
The API web needs a GUI (2015-12-15) pronovix.com
Visual Studio Design Patterns add-in/extension (2015-09-11) www.codeproject.com
[paho-dev] TLS/MQTT-secure is now enabled on Eclipse IoT sandbox (2015-08-31) dev.eclipse.org
Visual Studio Online Extensibility and Marketplace (2015-08-26) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Eclipse Che and Codenvy on Docker (2015-08-13) blog.codenvy.com
Seconds to Bliss: Announcing a new Dashboard Beta (2015-07-10) blog.codenvy.com
Start Automation Runbooks in Response to Events in Visual Studio Online (2015-07-06) azure.microsoft.com
Share Your Open Source Extension on the Visual Studio Gallery! (2015-07-06) blogs.msdn.com
Google Ends Support for Android Eclipse Tools (2015-06-27) www.infoq.com
autocomplete-atom-api/completions.json at master (2015-06-26) github.com
Google plans to support its Android Studio IDE instead of Eclipse (2015-06-26) thenextweb.com
An Introduction to Eclipse Che - YouTube (2015-06-25) www.youtube.com
GitHub Releases Atom 1.0 Source Code Editor After Yearlong Beta (2015-06-25) www.programmableweb.com
Facebook open-sources its Nuclide IDE based on GitHub?s Atom text editor (2015-06-23) venturebeat.com
Localhost is Killing Software Delivery (2015-06-18) blog.codenvy.com
Presentation: An Introduction to Eclipse Che (2015-06-12) www.infoq.com
The Containerization of the Developer Workspace (2015-06-12) blog.codenvy.com
Making JavaScript Editing Easier in Visual Studio 2015 (2015-06-11) www.infoq.com
Getting Started with Docker Tools in Eclipse (2015-06-05) www.voxxed.com
Customizing Codenvy On-Prem with Eclipse Che Extensions (2015-06-04) blog.codenvy.com
Introducing the Project System Extensibility SDK Preview (2015-06-02) blogs.msdn.com
Are cloud vendors and ISVs adopting cloud IDEs? (2015-06-01) blog.codenvy.com
Extending Visual Studio 2015 (2015-05-29) blogs.msdn.com
The Che Approach: Automating Developer Workflow (2015-05-27) blog.codenvy.com
Deploy to Cloud Foundry with Codenvy (2015-05-21) blog.codenvy.com
Salesforce Connected Services in Visual Studio (2015-05-12) developer.salesforce.com
Visual Studio Code and Azure App Service ? a perfect fit (2015-05-11) azure.microsoft.com
GitHub Integration in Developer Assistant (2015-05-08) blogs.msdn.com
GitHub?s Atom text editor picks up 750K downloads in its first year, with 300K monthly users (2015-05-06) venturebeat.com
The Future of Cloud IDEs (2015-05-05) blog.codenvy.com
Introducing Visual Studio?s Network tool (2015-05-04) blogs.msdn.com
Hello Minecraft modders! Visual Studio <3s Minecraft (2015-04-30) blogs.msdn.com
Microsoft?s cross-platform Visual Studio Code app is based on technology from Github?s Atom editor (2015-04-30) thenextweb.com
Announcing the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio (2015-04-30) blogs.msdn.com
GitHub Enterprise comes to Microsoft Azure, GitHub launches Visual Studio 2015 integrations (2015-04-30) venturebeat.com
3.9 Release Notes: Pay-as-you-Go IDE (2015-04-27) blog.codenvy.com
Getting started with GIT, Visual Studio, and BitBucket (2015-04-25) www.codeproject.com
Node.js Tools 1.0 on GitHub and VMs Available (2015-04-24) blogs.msdn.com
Limitless Customization with ?Che? (2015-04-13) blog.codenvy.com
How to Create Your Own Eclipse IDE Plug-in (2015-04-04) www.codeproject.com
Facebook announces Nuclide, an open-source IDE based on GitHub?s Atom text editor (2015-03-26) venturebeat.com
Introducing the Azure API Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2013 (2015-03-24) blogs.msdn.com
Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.2 Beta Released (2015-03-16) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
A Preview of Angular 2 and TypeScript in Visual Studio (2015-03-12) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
Connect(?Live?); ? Debugging and Cloud Diagnostics Visual Studio Team QA (2015-02-25) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
How API Description Languages Enable API IDEs (2015-02-18) www.programmableweb.com
Aspose Maven Dependencies Integrates with Eclipse IDE (2015-01-07) www.aspose.com
Why Startups Need an API (2012-04-21) tune.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API IDE Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Sublime HQ

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

API Workbench

API Workbench, a rich, full-featured integrated development environment (IDE) for designing, building, testing, documenting and sharing RESTful HTTP APIs. It supports both RAML 0.8 and the recently launched RAML 1.0. RAML makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing.


Your programming copilot. Kite augments your coding environment with all the internet’s programming knowledge. Your editor and web browser don't know anything about each other, which is why you end up continuously switching between them. Kite bridges that gap, bringing an internet-connected programming experience right alongside your editor.

Atom Editor

At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. 


Industrial cloud IDE, build, and test services for developers, enterprises, and ISVs. Codenvy is the leader in cloud software development. Codenvy has the largest selection of integrated partners including GitHub, BitBucket, RedHat OpenShift, Google App Engine, Amazon Web Services BeanStalk, VMware CloudFoundry, Heroku, AppFog, CloudBees, Tier3, and ZeroTurnaround.

Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, web applications and web services. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Store and Microsoft Silverlight. It can produce both native code and managed code.

If you think there is an organization I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API IDE Tooling

As I study each API, and API related service, I'm always looking for open source tooling that has been developed around each area of the API life cycle. This is an aggregate of tooling I've come across and aggregated as part of my API testing research.

Integrated Development Environment

Atom Editor API Blueprint Preview

The Atom Editor API Blueprint preview is a plugin for the Atom editor that allows you to render HTML representation of API Blueprint in the right of the current open Atom editor using CTRL-SHIFT-A. This plugin requires Agilou to be installed and available in your path.

Eclipse REST Client

Feature rich rest client for developers to play with RESTful web services. It can be used to test any URL for following HTTP methods GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, HEAD, OPTIONS, and TRACE.

If there is a tool that you think should be listed here, let me know by submitting a Github issue or Tweeting a link at me. I'm always looking for new types of tools, and get better at organizing them here and making sense.