Zend Announces General Release of Apigility 1.0, Empowering Companies to Easily Create API-Based Applications

Zend Announces General Release of Apigility 1.0, Empowering Companies to Easily Create API-Based Applications

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Zend, the PHP Company, today announced the general availability of Apigility 1.0, a simple, standard interface for building and maintaining high quality APIs. APIs, which fuel today's interconnected applications, are a prerequisite for achieving overall company agility, innovation and business success. First unveiled and previewed at the ZendCon conference in October 2013, Apigility eliminates the challenges traditionally associated with designing and implementing APIs, while radically simplifying support for advanced API traits such as versioning, validation, error handling, documentation and more.

"We have been astonished and thrilled by the thousands of developers who have already adopted Apigility," said Matthew Weier O'Phinney, Apigility Project Leader. "These early users have validated that Apigility simplifies API creation, enabling them to innovate and create new value for their companies."

An API-based architecture is integral to future-proofing applications, allowing the same APIs to be used across multiple form factors and mobile device types and reused in different applications throughout a company's technology ecosystem. With the right set of APIs, companies can support Web and mobile apps whose data and services are provided by multiple back-end systems and more easily provide service to multiple front-end devices and form factors.

"API first has become the new mantra for web development, due to the variety of devices and form factors accessing the web today," said Zeev Suraski, CTO and Co-founder of Zend. "Apigility has done a phenomenal job of knocking down some of the challenges traditionally associated with API-based application design."

"Achieving company-wide agility is at the top of every business' 'must do' list, as it is key to seizing strategic market opportunities," said Andi Gutmans, CEO and Co-founder, Zend. "Achieving agility as a company has two sides to it on the one hand developing in a more rapid and agile manner and here is where APIs have a pivotal importance. But there is also the side of moving that application more rapidly from development into production and Zend believes that both sides need to be given equal weight. Adopting an API based architecture both helps speed initial development of new apps but also makes those components more usable and reusable, thus helping speed future development efforts too. However the other half of the equation is to invest in the capability to continuously deliver those new apps to market."

Developers can use Apigility to build APIs that enable mobile apps, developer communities, and any other consumer-controlled access to applications. Apigility automates some of the API-creation process, also enabling developers to evolve including adding, updating or removing their APIs as requirements change. Developers can also tailor APIs to specifications needed to address business requirements.Apigility allows any PHP-based business logic to be API enabled regardless of how it's written and what framework it uses, if any.