Open Source Apigility Project from Zend Aims to Standardize API Development

Building APIs not only requires discipline; ideally, the process also should be incorporated within the actual development process of the application. With that goal in mind, Zend, a provider of application development tools for building PHP applications, is promoting the adoption of a new open-source Apigility project that provides a standardized way to build and maintain multiple versions of an API.

With PHP being widely deployed to build Web and mobile applications that rely heavily on APIs for integration, it became apparent that developers needed a method for building APIs in a consistent way that not only makes them easier to create, but also provides a level of quality that other developers can count on when they invoke that API, according to Zend CEO Andi Gutmans.