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#4 Product of the DayJuly 25, 2014
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Andreas Klinger
Andreas KlingerHiring@andreasklinger · Tech at Product Hunt 💃
Do you know the makers? Would be great to have them here to chat. Would love to know how this works/integrates. There are no developer docs on the frontpage - for a developer tool - a bit no-go.
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@andreasklinger I was thinking the same thing. Where are the docs? What's "share your web APIs" mean? Would be killer if it allows us to setup tests and it acts as self documentation for the API.
Solene Maître
Solene Maître@solenema · PM @applydia
@mscccc you should check out postman (, it is a great tool to setup tests for your API! I'd love to know more about StopLight if the builder are around!
Marc MacLeod
Marc MacLeodMakerHiring@marbemac · Founder,
@mscccc Hi mike, I'm in the process of writing a more traditional docs page. In the meantime, docs can be found throughout the dashboard - just click the little "?" icons littered about. You can add team members to your APIs. A developer team member can add, edit, and run endpoints and tests, while a consumer team member can just view the endpoint docs and run requests (perfect for clients for example). Soon you'll be able to make APIs public if you choose, so that anybody can be a consumer and run requests. And yes, it acts as self documentation :) See here for an example (public github api):
Marc MacLeod
Marc MacLeodMakerHiring@marbemac · Founder,
@andreasklinger Here to chat! I had docs on the front page originally, but got a lot of requests to move them in app. As of now the most current docs can be found in the dashboard - just click on the "?" icons. I'm re-writing the traditional docs and will add them back. But to answer your general question - you define api endpoints in the dashboard, which you can then run requests against. Documentation is automatically created as you define your endpoints, and you can invite team members / clients to use the API in StopLight. Finally, you can write simple tests to be run against your endpoints. Kind of like integration tests, but with less coding.
Gregory Koberger
Gregory Koberger@gkoberger · Founder, 📘🦉
@marbemac if you don't want to waste too much time on the docs, email me :)
Marc MacLeod
Marc MacLeodMakerHiring@marbemac · Founder,
Hey guys, StopLight creator here - joining the party fashionably late! I'm available to answer any questions.
Giulio Chiarenza
Giulio Chiarenza@gchiaren · Founder, Equipboard
I've worked with @marbemac in a pretty large capacity. The guy is insanely talented, I'd keep a close eye on whatever he's working on!
John Sheehan
John Sheehan@johnsheehan · CEO, Runscope
Great to see more API testing tools!