The Open API Initiative is pleased to welcome API Fortress, an automated API testing and monitoring platform, as the latest company to join the OAI.
“A major part of validating API quality is testing,” Patrick Poulin, API Fortress CEO and cofounder shares, “and that step can be almost entirely automated with a strong spec file format. We are excited to contribute directly to the OpenAPI Spec and continue to advance the API-driven economy.”
API Fortress, founded in 2014, is focused on make API testing and monitoring easier. Achieving that without diminishing the level of detail is tricky, but there is a silver bullet – automation. Using an OAS file, the platform can diminish the level of effort in building a detailed test by 90%. By joining the board, we hope to be part of the process in getting that to 99% for every platform.
“Thankfully, rigorous unit testing is now an active part of development. However, functional integration testing of APIs is often procrastinated,” says CTO Simone Pezzano. “It is always on the plan for next quarter, because the level of effort to achieve complete coverage is overwhelming. That is what we have been specifically working to solve, and spec formats like the OAS are how we’ve been able to get so close to full automation.”