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marksimpson
Real User
Development Director at Griffiths Waite
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

I find the generation of mock services very useful, especially when demonstrating for new consumers. I also like how you can document many viewpoints for the same resource and easily let users… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Apiary has allowed us to produce human-readable API definitions as well as provide a common place for developers to retrieve the resource endpoints, JSON schemas, and documentation. The… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like an integrated option to download a Swagger version of the definition. Currently, you can download an API Blueprint file that can be converted using other tools into OpenAPI or Swagger… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is easy to get started with personal (free) accounts, but a subscription is required for additional features. These include protecting access to the documentation, linking to GitHub, and sharing… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we used Swagger and manual documentation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at tools to document Swagger and considered using a combination of Confluence Wiki and Postman. Ultimately, we chose this solution.
Phil Wilkins
Consultant
Enterprise Integration Architect at Capgemini
Nov 18 2019

What is most valuable?

With our business clients, the ability to configure rules to check for consistency has helped. Integration with GitHub has made version management of specifications very… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Apiary provides a free tier of the platform which allows a small group of developers to collaborate easily on the design of open source APIs. In addition to this, it… more»

What needs improvement?

* Validation messages could be a bit clearer. * Autocomplete, particularly around open API would be nice, or even the ability to pop up the syntax spec.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

So Apiary has a free tier which gives you the fundamental basics. Team and enterprise give you more collaboration and quality tooling, which is nice to have, but not… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Defining API specs has been a long-standing practice, having used simple word docs, XML schemes being annotated and published on wikis, etc. I've used SwaggerHub but found… more»

What other advice do I have?

There is a good integration ecosystem around the product, for example, API Fortress can take an API spec from Apiary and generate test cases. APIMatic hooks in. There is a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

See the previous answer.
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V Ramana
Real User
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 17 2019

What do you think of Apiary?

What is most valuable?

The feature I find most valuable is that it offers authentication and allows us to develop communication points. I do like the overall performance of the solution.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the access to portals. It should be more user-friendly. I also think the delivery patches should be updated more often.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about a year now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I don't think this solution is very stable so we try to manage stability from our side. Also, the Oracle release cycle is very bad because the patches update only once a year. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable enough on the…

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Apiary's pioneering APIFlow solution provides the framework and tools for developing application programming interfaces (APIs) that share enterprise services and data and help create modern, cloud-based applications and experiences. APIFlow spans the API creation lifecycle, including design, governance, testing, and documentation, while supporting API Blueprint and OpenAPI industry standardsץ

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