Reverb has announced the formation of the Swagger 2.0 Working Group in partnership with API-company Apigee. Swagger is a specification and toolset for developers and API providers to document and publish their APIs for other developers to use.
"With Swagger 2.0, the goal of the specification will be expanded to make it easier for developers to collaborate on API design using Swagger," said Tony Tam, CEO of Reverb. "Swagger lets developers describe APIs in a simple format that encourage collaboration and iteration at any stage of the development process and that enable developers to add notes on how to make use of the API directly alongside the technical details."
Because the Swagger document is just a regular text file, it can be easily shared with other developers using services like GitHub. Swagger was originally developed by Reverb to help it document its APIs.
To make the process of collaborating on the direction of Swagger easier, the company has announced it is creating a formal working group and bringing in other members of the API community. API leader Apigee is one of the founding members.
True to the spirit of a working group, development will happen in the open community on a GitHub project.