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Stoplight Named 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor in Application Development and Platforms

May 16, 2019 GMT

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2019--

Stoplight, the leader in API Design Management solutions powering the next wave of modern microservice and IoT application architectures, has been named in Gartner’s prestigious Cool Vendor in Application Development & Platforms 2019 report.


“As companies look to develop their microservices, forward thinking development teams are starting by taking a collaborative ‘API Design First’ approach,” said Marc MacLeod, CEO of Stoplight. “Stoplight’s API Design Management Platform is the only solution that allows teams to visually create API designs leveraging the OpenAPI and JSON Schema standards and managing those API designs at scale across the organization.”

Poor API designs lead to poor service implementations and documentation which can slow down service delivery and negatively impact the ROI of a business initiative. Stoplight seamlessly provides large enterprises the ability to embark on Digital API transformation initiatives.

“Hundreds of microservices implies hundreds of API Designs which require new ways to gain efficiency and scale,” said Duane Tharp, VP of Technical Solutions at Stoplight. “Large enterprises embarking on API digital transformation initiatives to supercharge their business increasingly need API Design Management in addition to traditional API Management solutions to make this happen.”

Stoplight, a Techstars backed company, has over 550 customers addressing their needs for API Design Management. Stoplight’s solution around API visual modelling and collaboration enables companies to automate the validation, governance, and sharing of API resources.


About Stoplight

Stoplight’s mission is to enable all stakeholders working with APIs to be more productive. Stoplight’s API Design Management software platform provides a suite of products that cover the entire pre-production API lifecycle. Stoplight’s customers include companies in the Fortune 1000. Stoplight promotes a design first approach to microservice application development. Developing good design first practices will minimize future costs, speed up your time to market, and lead to more consistent, higher quality microservice and IoT applications.

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