WSO2, a global enterprise middleware corporation, has announced the launch of the 100% Open Source WSO2 API Manager after receiving applications from over 140 developers to participate in the beta program.
The WSO2 API Manager is “an enterprise-ready, fully-open source, complete solution for creating, publishing and managing all aspects of an API and its life cycle in a scalable manner.” The WSO2 API Manager is the first Open Source API management product that allows developers to manage the entire lifecycle of APIs; from creating, publishing, blocking, deprecating and retiring.
Traditional API management systems are often extremely complex and very costly to implement, which causes significant barriers to adoption. In the announcement, Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO, is quoted as saying that the WSO2 API Manager:
“democratizes API management by making it affordable to acquire the software, easy to control APIs and manage the API lifecycle, and simple to find and subscribe to APIs.”
Additionally, The WSO2 API Manager was designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind for developers and API consumers. WSO2 has already received some positive feedback from developers and technology professionals.
Kin Lane, founder of API Evangelist, said of the WSO2 API Manager:
“I was looking for a full open source API platform tool, and it appears WSO2 has what I was looking for. WSO2 API Manager is a simple, easy to understand API platform, but has all the hardened enterprise goodness many developers will be looking for when it comes to security, governance, policy enforcement, etc. I also like that it acknowledges how many APIs are not born out of technical departments, and it allows for duel ownership of any API from the technical and business discipline—which is very important to the success of an API.”
The WSO2 API Manager provides many features that are not found in some API management solutions, such as:
Create a Store of all Available APIs
Publishing and Governing API Use
Govern Complete API Lifecycle
A detailed list of features is available on the WSO2 API Manager Product Website.
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