API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.


3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.


Runscope is a SaaS-based company that provides solutions for API performance testing, monitoring and debugging.


Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast, scalable and modern, and offers an API management platform with an API Gateway, API analytics, developer portal and API Management Dashboard.


Restlet is providing the fastest and easiest API-First Platform as a Service that developers and non-developers working on API projects can use.


DreamFactory Software develops and markets a technology that enables developers to connect modern mobile applications to enterprise back-end infrastructure in the cloud.

API Serverless News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
Serverless Works Best in API Architectures (2017-05-09) thenewstack.io
Serverless Takes DevOps to the Next Level (2017-05-03) www.infoq.com
Lessons Learned in Lambda (2017-05-01) collectiveidea.com
Considerations for Moving Services to AWS Lambda (2017-05-01) dzone.com
Switching OpenWhisk Environments (2017-04-22) dzone.com
Serverless Architecture Part 1 (2017-04-22) dzone.com
Announcing the AWS Chatbot Challenge Create Conversational Intelligent Chatbots using Amazon Lex and AWS Lambda (2017-04-21) aws.amazon.com
Watson Service Chaining With OpenWhisk Part 1 of 3 (2017-04-20) www.linux.com
How to Go From Zero to Serverless Conclusion (2017-04-19) dzone.com
AWS XRay Update General Availability Including Lambda Integration (2017-04-19) aws.amazon.com
Deploying Your Serverless Functions to Google Cloud Platform (2017-04-13) dzone.com
How to Go From Zero to Serverless With Backand Part 1 (2017-04-10) dzone.com
Tweet quotSystematic Function Design in JavaScriptquot by wavded httpstcoCeKr4QfqOi (2017-04-07) twitter.com
If you missed my OpenWhisk Pig Latin Twitterbot workshop at IBMInterConnnect I have posted full instructions (2017-04-06) twitter.com
AWS Lambda Encrypted Environment Variables (2017-04-06) dzone.com
Let serverless solve the technology problems you dont have (2017-04-04) parivedaperspectives.com
What is serverless computing A primer from the DevOps point of view The developerWorks Blog (2017-03-31) developer.ibm.com
What is serverless computing A primer from the DevOps point of view The developerWorks Blog (2017-03-31) developer.ibm.com
What is serverless computing A primer from the DevOps point of view The developerWorks Blog (2017-03-31) developer.ibm.com
Serverless does not mean NoOps (2017-03-24) jaxenter.com
Serverless Stack Stepbystep tutorials for creating serverless Reactjs apps (2017-03-23) serverless-stack.com
IBM Advances OpenWhisk Serverless Computing Initiative (2017-03-23) containerjournal.com
Applying Lambda Architecture on Azure (2017-03-23) www.codeproject.com
What to Look for When Choosing a Serverless Architecture (2017-03-23) news.sys-con.com
Storing Tweets With AWS Lambda and Scheduled Events (2017-03-21) dzone.com
Build a Serverless Slack Bot in 9 Minutes with Nodejs and StdLib (2017-03-21) medium.com
Build Lambda Expressions Dynamically (2017-03-21) www.codeproject.com
Automating AWS Lambda Function Error Handling with AWS Step Functions (2017-03-16) aws.amazon.com
A Nice API Design Gem Strategy Pattern With Lambdas (2017-03-16) blog.jooq.org
Understand Serverless Architecture in Three Minutes (2017-03-15) www.digitalgov.gov
Using Serverless Azure Functions with Auth0 and Google APIs (2017-03-10) auth0.com
Continuously Encrypt Amazon Redshift Loads with S3 KMS and Lambda (2017-03-10) dzone.com
Serverless Computing Dont Throw Your Servers Away Just Yet (2017-03-10) www.channele2e.com
Adapting Serverless Architecture (2017-03-04) dzone.com
Best practices AWS Lambda function (2017-03-03) cloudncode.blog
Serverless Architectures on AWS (2017-03-02) dzone.com
Upgrade Your Apps to Work with Our New Serverless SDK (2017-03-02) blog.backand.com
Serverless Swift on OpenWhisk (2017-03-02) dzone.com
Seeking Simple Serverless Orchestration Check out new StepFunctions Lambda (2017-02-24) github.com
write serverless functions using aws lambda and c (2017-02-24) www.codeproject.com
Serverless REST API with Angular Persistence and Security (2017-02-24) dzone.com
Integrate AWS Lambda into your Backendless apps (2017-02-24) backendless.com
Serverless REST API with Angular Persistence and Security (2017-02-22) auth0.com
5 Potential Use Cases for Serverless Frameworks (2017-02-18) www.programmableweb.com
The Benefits of a Serverless API Backend (2017-02-16) nordicapis.com
Building a Serverless Application with Stormpath Authentication (2017-02-15) stormpath.com
Meet Backands New Serverless SDK (2017-02-14) blog.backand.com
The Freedom of AWS Lambda (2017-02-14) dzone.com
Tweet Hear from Expedia ampamp how it uses serverless in its applications and workloads httpstcowxgrj34ezY (2017-02-11) twitter.com
Understanding Serverless Cloud and Clear (2017-02-09) dzone.com
Removing Duplicate Code With Lambda Expressions (2017-02-08) dzone.com
How Lambdas And Anonymous Inner Classes Work (2017-02-07) dzone.com
Platform9s Fission Puts an Open Source Spin on Serverless (2017-01-31) www.sdxcentral.com
Fission Serverless Functions as a Service for Kubernetes (2017-01-30) blog.kubernetes.io
Writing a cron job microservice with Serverless and AWS Lambda (2017-01-30) blog.readme.io
Automatic SlideShare Text Summarization (2017-01-19) blog.algorithmia.com
Ten Attributes of Serverless Computing Platforms (2017-01-19) thenewstack.io
AWS Lambda A Look Back at 2016 (2017-01-14) aws.amazon.com
AWS Lambda Performance and Cold Starts (2017-01-12) dzone.com
Tweet Building a Serverless REST API in Go httpstco5Y4OzUhEF7 (2017-01-11) twitter.com
Indexing Metadata in Amazon Elasticsearch Service Using AWS Lambda and Python (2017-01-09) aws.amazon.com
Serverless Microservices With AWS and Couchbase (2017-01-09) dzone.com
Splunk and AWS Monitoring Metrics in a Serverless World (2017-01-06) blogs.splunk.com
Triggering Lambda Functions With an AWS IoT Button (2016-12-30) dzone.com
REST With Lambdas and Wicket 8 (2016-12-29) dzone.com
Making Spring Boot Applications Run Serverless With AWS (2016-12-18) dzone.com
The Power of Java 8 Lambdas for REST API Development (2016-12-13) quantixcap.wordpress.com
Lambda Architecture with Apache Spark (2016-11-03) dzone.com
Automatically convert files in S3 buckets using AWS Lambda (2016-10-17) cloudconvert.com
Building A Serverless Screenshot Service with Lambda (2016-10-14) medium.com
GitHub dougmoscropserverlesshttp Middleware wrapper for serverless use (2016-10-07) github.com
Tweet Just for fun Lambdalike Functions with Nodejs and Docker httpstco7QUFmIyiR9 (2016-10-05) twitter.com
Running Express Applications on AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway (2016-10-04) aws.amazon.com
Serverless WebSocket chat (2016-09-29) blog.fanout.io
New Alexa Technical Tutorial Debugging AWS Lambda Code Locally (2016-09-27) developer.amazon.com
Troy Hunt Azure Functions in practice (2016-09-23) www.troyhunt.com
Challenge Accepted Building A Better Australian Census Site with Serverless Architecture (2016-09-22) medium.com
Serverless Architectures The Evolution of Cloud Computing (2016-09-22) dzone.com
Tweet No servers no shenanigans Now it039s even easier to build Twilio apps w Lambda using the updated AWS API Gateway httpstcoe9xPpPdS7Y (2016-09-20) twitter.com
Tweet What are Webtasks and how to go serverless with themhttpstcozb9fHrVkDh nodejs httpstcoCKOynqPmat (2016-09-20) twitter.com
A new serverless adventure at Auth0 (2016-09-19) codebetter.com
Monitoring Serverless Architectures Microservices and Containerized Applications (2016-09-14) www.opsclarity.com
Build a Serverless Slack Bot with Webtaskio (2016-09-14) auth0.com
Dos and Donts of AWS Lambda (2016-09-13) medium.com
A Container Is A Function Call (2016-08-31) glyph.twistedmatrix.com
Lambda vs IronWorker (2016-08-29) www.iron.io
Serverless Elasticsearch Curator on AWS Lambda (2016-08-29) www.elastic.co
Serverless Computing and Microservices With Ironio and Mesosphere (2016-08-29) dzone.com
The Data Briefing Microservices and Serverless Apps A New Direction for Federal Government Mobile Apps (2016-08-24) www.digitalgov.gov
Create a Serverless RESTful API With the Serverless Framework (2016-08-14) blog.codeship.com
Where AWS is headed Every function as a managed cloud service (2016-08-11) www.zdnet.com
4 Steps To Secure Serverless Applications (2016-08-08) medium.com
Webda Welcome to Serverless Applications (2016-08-08) dzone.com
Create a Serverless RESTful API on AWS (2016-08-05) dzone.com
Building Serverless Apps With AWS Lambda (2016-08-03) dzone.com
Brightwork Develop serverless apps using Javascript (2016-08-02) www.brightwork.io
Error Reporting for AWS Lambda (2016-08-01) dzone.com
Command Everything With a Serverless Slack Bot (2016-07-26) dzone.com
Building Serverless Apps with AWS Lambda (2016-07-19) auth0.com
Tweet Learn how smartnews built a Lambda Architecture on AWS to recommend content to customers httpstcogWpVQStbYA httpstcoeqnofXKQ13 (2016-07-18) twitter.com
Serverless Big Data Pipeline on AWS (2016-07-18) dzone.com
Serverless Invalidating a DynamoDB Cache (2016-07-10) dzone.com
The Life of a Serverless Microservice on AWS (2016-07-04) dzone.com
Building Serverless Apps With Webtaskio (2016-07-03) dzone.com
OpenShift Ecosystem Ironio Brings a Serverless Experience to OpenShift (2016-06-29) blog.openshift.com
FaaS PaaS and the Benefits of the Serverless Architecture (2016-06-25) www.infoq.com
Building serverless apps with Docker (2016-06-21) blog.docker.com
A Look at Serverless Architectures (2016-06-20) dzone.com
The next big thing Serverless (2016-06-17) jexia.com
What Is Serverless (2016-06-17) dzone.com
Serverless Microservices and Minimal Ops Current Limitations of AWS Lambda (2016-06-17) dzone.com
Serverless Data Sync in Web Apps With Bit Torrent (2016-06-17) dzone.com
Integrate SQS and Lambda Serverless Architecture for Asynchronous Workloads (2016-05-26) dzone.com
Now API Instant serverless NodeJS deployments with an API (2016-05-10) zeit.co
Serverless Approaches To Deploying Code Will Help Unwind Some Of The Technical Debt We Have (2016-05-09) apievangelist.com
Reducing complexity with serverless API architecture (2016-05-06) blog.dreamfactory.com
Java 8 Lambda FunctionsUsage and Examples (2016-05-04) dzone.com
Serverless Architectures on AWS (2016-05-02) dzone.com
DevOps gold nuggets scaling down gracefully with AWS Lambda and HAProxy (2016-04-27) www.contentful.com
Introducing Lambda Support on Ironio (2016-04-27) dzone.com
MagicStack A serverless API platform that gives you more features with less code (2016-04-26) betalist.com
Sap Tv Asks ironio to Explain Microservices (2016-04-26) dzone.com
Glotio an open source pastebin with runnable snippets and API (2016-04-23) glot.io
Article Lambda Functions versus Infrastructure Are we Trading Apples for Oranges (2016-04-21) www.infoq.com
Microsoft Gets into Serverless Apps with Azure Functions (2016-04-15) www.infoq.com
Sending Amazon CloudWatch Logs to Loggly With AWS Lambda (2016-04-11) dzone.com
Why A Cloud Guru Runs Serverless on AWS (2016-04-10) www.programmableweb.com
Publishing Your Skill Code to Lambda via the Command Line Interface (2016-04-06) developer.amazon.com
Get a Job Container A Serverless Workflow with Ironio (2016-04-05) dzone.com
Microsoft launches AWS Lambda competitor Azure Functions in preview (2016-03-31) venturebeat.com
Fresh from the press Market scan API Serverless Architecture (2016-03-23) restlet.com
GitHub serverlessserverless Serverless Framework Build and maintain web mobile and IoT applications running on AWS Lambda and API Gateway formerly known as JAWS (2016-03-22) github.com
Implementing Slash Commands Using Amazon Lambda Functions Writing Tests (2016-03-21) blog.ouseful.info
Sketching a Slack Slash Parliamentary AutoResponder Using AWS Lambda Functions (2016-03-21) blog.ouseful.info
Serverless Delivery Architecture Part 1 (2016-03-20) dzone.com
Serverless Microservices in JavaScript (2016-03-18) www.thedotpost.com
Lambda of Lambda ifElse From an Optional (2016-03-13) dzone.com
AWS Lambda Functions (2016-03-07) developmentseed.org
Algorithmia is now free forever (2016-03-01) blog.algorithmia.com
AWS Lambdabacked Custom Resources for Stack Outputs Resources and Parameters (2016-02-22) dzone.com
Project Kratos Enables AWS Lambda Code to Run on Multiple Clouds (2016-02-21) www.infoq.com
Microcontainers Tiny Portable Docker Containers (2016-02-19) www.iron.io
Google Introduces Cloud Functions (2016-02-13) www.infoq.com
Running AWS Lambda Functions in AWS CodePipeline Using CloudFormation (2016-02-12) dzone.com
Google Announces Cloud Functions Takes on AWS Lambda (2016-02-11) www.programmableweb.com
Google has quietly launched its answer to AWS Lambda (2016-02-09) venturebeat.com
New Slack Integration Blueprints for AWS Lambda (2016-01-13) aws.amazon.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Serverless Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services(AWS) is a collection of remote computing services (also called web services) that together make up a cloud computing platform, offered over the Internet by Amazon.com. The most central and well-known of these services are Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. The service is advertised as providing a large computing capacity (potentially many servers) much faster and cheaper than building a physical server farm.


glot.io lets you run and share snippets. Snippets can be saved as either public or secret. Public snippets will show up in /snippets and will be found by search engines. Secret snippets can only be accessed by those who know the url. Code is executed inside a temporary container without a network connection. Execution time is limited to 15 seconds and the output can not exceed 100KiB.


Run code with an HTTP call. No provisioning. No deployment. Run server-side code for your JavaScript and native applications. Just worry about your code. Run code on each Stripe Payment, a GitHub Push, or any webhook, without setting up servers. Allow your customers to extend your product using Node.js code instead of creating your own DSL.

Google Cloud Functions

Cloud computing has made possible fully serverless models of computing where logic can be spun up on-demand in response to events originating from anywhere. Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running. Serve users from zero to planet-scale, all without managing any infrastructure.


Leverage your front end development skills to build full stack applications without having to learn the complexities of server side architecture. Focus on writing your apps, not learning server side languages, frameworks and infrastructure. With BrightWork you write all of your code in Javascript and we deploy it to our highly available and reliable cloud infrastructure.


Design, deploy, and monitor your cloud-native applications, easily. Applications running on serverless architectures scale up and down on demand with high availability. There is no need to provision or manage servers. Your code runs only when it's needed, and you only pay for the compute time you use. Stackery provides operational tools for developers building serverless applications. Easily detect and surface application errors, version control your serverless infrastructure, and securely manage configurations and deployments. Stackery helps developers build production-grade serverless applications by providing an abstraction layer on top of base serverless technologies like AWS Lambda. Stackery allows you to focus on your business logic rather than configuring infrastructure services.


Hyper is Hypercard for the modern age, and allows you to make your own mini-apps for mobile and desktop, capture and organize information, and publish on the web.


The Serverless Framework is an application framework for building web, mobile and IoT applications powered by AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway and in the future other Function as a Service providers.


Webscripts respond to HTTP requests, making them easy to call from web and mobile apps. Webscripts have all the features you need, like password hashing and persistent storage, plus the full programmability of Lua. Many developer tools, such as GitHub and Stripe, offer webhooks as a way of delivering notifications. Webscripts are a fast and easy way to receive those webhooks. Our built-in request logging makes them equally easy to debug on-the-fly. Webscripts can also be activated on a schedule, providing a simple way to build monitoring or other automation.


Microservices at your fingertips. no provisioning or deployments required. give your IoT device compute super powers. Run code in response to events. Your microservice up in less than 7 seconds. Use our awesome CLI to spin a service in seconds. You can also integrate with your favourite CI/CD solution for automated deployments. Run your code with just an HTTPS call. As simple as that. Your mobile or IoT device gets compute superpowers.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems


Deploy data-science models to the cloud and build workflows with databases, APIs, and more.


We are building a community around state-of-the-art algorithm development. Users can create, share, and build on other algorithms and then instantly make them available as a web service.


A serverless REST API platform that gives you more features with less code. Building Blocks for Next Generation Applications.


Iron.io is a cloud application services provider. Available on multiple platforms and clouds, Iron.io products eliminate the need to worry about managing and scaling infrastructure, letting developers focus on building great applications. IronMQ, an industrial-strength message queue, and IronWorker, a high-scale task queue, are elastic, durable and high-performance application services built with the cloud in mind.

AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda is a zero-administration compute platform for back-end web developers that runs your code for you in the AWS cloud and provides you with a fine-grained pricing structure. AWS Lambda runs your back-end code on its own AWS compute fleet of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances across multiple Availability Zones in a region, which provides the high availability, security, performance, and scalability of the AWS infrastructure.

If you think there is an organization I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Serverless Tooling

As I study each API, and API related service, I'm always looking for open source tooling that has been developed around each area of the API life cycle. This is an aggregate of tooling I've come across and aggregated as part of my API testing research.



Build serverless REST APIs with JAVA. It implements the JAX-RS API and deploys your application easily to AWS Lambda and API Gateway


Lambdafai is a simple framework for building and deploying REST APIs using AWS Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, and S3.

If there is a tool that you think should be listed here, let me know by submitting a Github issue or Tweeting a link at me. I'm always looking for new types of tools, and get better at organizing them here and making sense.