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This is a resource that I hope you find useful – it’s the tools I use every day to help me deliver REST APIs more quickly and with higher quality:

Essential Rest Tools

It’s linked to my latest Pluralsight course, Five Essential Tools for Building REST APIs, and I’ll be keeping the site up to date as new tools or types of tool emerge.

The site lists the best tools I’ve found for different parts of REST API delivery, and briefly covers their plus and minus points:

  • Design
  • Testing
  • Debugging
  • HTTP*
  • Load Testing
  • Monitoring

*The HTTP section is there to remind you that REST APIs are powered by HTTP. With a good understanding of how caching, DNS and SSL work you can design APIs with better performance and scale.

Those tools will help you through the whole API lifecycle, in the “you build it, you run it” approach which is becoming increasingly popular.

Don’t agree with my list, or have recommendations of your own? Send me a message @EltonStoneman.

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 9:46 AM REST | Back to top

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