SmartBear Releases Updated Swagger Open Source Tools
August 4, 2017
Software has made an updated release of Swagger Editor and Swagger UI.
This release adds support for the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) 3.0 and
enables users to design and document OAS 3.0 APIs using the world’s most
popular API tooling.
SmartBear is a founding member of the Open API Initiative (OAI) and
donated the original Swagger Specification in 2015. As the next
evolution of the Swagger Specification, last week the OAI released a new
version known as the OpenAPI Specification 3.0. Major improvements to
the new version of the specification include increased reusability,
extended JSON Schema functionality and enhanced security definitions.
With these updates, the OAS 3.0 has the power to better drive the full
API lifecycle within organizations.
Recognizing the importance of the OAS 3.0, SmartBear released updates to
the popular open source tools, Swagger Editor and Swagger UI. With the
Swagger Editor and UI, speed and reliability are brought to the
forefront of the API design and documentation process.
Swagger Editor was one of the first dedicated API design tools allowing
users to design and document RESTful APIs. With the latest release,
users can use the Swagger Editor to describe OAS 3.0 APIs. The Swagger
UI, the most widely used tool for visualizing OAS defined APIs, can now
automatically generate documentation of an API defined in OAS 3.0. This
enables API developers and consumers to visualize and interact with an
API’s resources without having any implementation logic in place. The
combination of the Swagger Editor and UI is downloaded once every three
“Empowering our users with the latest technology, such as the OAS 3.0,
is of the upmost importance to us,” said Ron Ratovsky, Swagger Developer
Evangelist at SmartBear. “As a founding member of the Open API
Initiative, we’re proud to continue developing tooling to support the
SmartBear is committed to supporting OAS 3.0 and will continue to
develop and release updates to Swagger open source tools and SwaggerHub,
the company’s integrated API design and documentation platform for