A simpler experience for creating and modernizing APIs

When creating new APIs or modernizing existing ones, you want to make them attractive to application developers, which means they have to be easy to use, easily scalable and easy for you to maintain and upgrade. That’s why IBM API Connect® includes the developer toolkit and API manager’s native creation tooling.

Installed locally for offline development, the developer toolkit provides a command-line interface (CLI) as well as a graphical user interface, called API Designer, to quickly create and configure APIs and LoopBack applications. It gives your API developers automated, model-driven tools to create new APIs and microservices based on Node.js and Java™ runtimes — all managed from a single unified console.

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Everything you need to build APIs

Drag-and-drop policies

Save developers’ time and reduce errors with drag-and-drop assembly for many complex API policies, with no XML required.

Definition templates

Enforce corporate standards by using pre-existing templates for both API definitions and API product definitions.

Integrated security

Effortlessly secure APIs, including those created with IBM App Connect, to accelerate API delivery.

Simplified categorization

Use customer-defined metadata to simplify API categorization and searchability and control API gateway behavior.

Seamless experience

Move from developing APIs in the developer toolkit to publishing and managing them in IBM API Connect without interruption.

Simple governance

Allow your lines of business to publish internal and external APIs to a single corporate portal.

Creating APIs in the healthcare industry

Imagine a world where every patient could securely call up any part of their medical history at the tap of an app. To get there, healthcare companies, which have an interest in making sure patients receive the right care at the right time, need to build APIs that are both fueled by their systems of record and made to be as simple as possible to attract developers. IBM API Connect gives API developers all the tools they need to create security-rich, easy-to-use APIs for an array of healthcare applications — from wellness trackers to vaccine records.

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