3SCALE has announced the private beta launch of APItools, a no-cost API management tool for web developers to track and analyze all of an application's API traffic.
It also includes the capability to transform and modify inbound and outbound traffic, as well as analyze flows to detect peaks and problems. APItools is a free service launching in private beta with signup at http://www.apitools.com/.
"Today's web and mobile applications depend on a wide range of backend APIs to make them function, but staying in control of these external systems is a huge pain point," said Steve Willmott, CEO of 3SCALE. "APItools will save developers using APIs valuable time in learning how an API works, allowing them to test and debug their app, and provide simpler way to transform traffic, and use middleware keys and headers."
Operations teams are said to be able to benefit from APItools' ability to monitor their API endpoint/methods, control all traffic for different apps in one place, and set up tests/alerts for errors.
"I've been using APItools internally to track API traffic and at hackathons for projects, and it's great to have this visibility and control," said Nicolas Grenie, one of 3SCALE's developer evangelists. "Although there are a lot of tools out there to manage APIs as a provider, if you're a developer using those APIs there is little available, so it's great that we can release this for wider use."