Developing your APIs and applications

You develop APIs and LoopBack® applications by using the IBM® API Connect developer toolkit.

The API Connect developer toolkit provides both the API Designer user interface and a command line interface that you can use to develop APIs and LoopBack applications and publish them to API Connect.

You publish APIs by including them in a Product and then publishing the Product. You define your APIs and Products by creating and validating YAML definition files in your local file system. You can then interact with API Connect by using either the API Designer or the toolkit commands.

The developer toolkit is described in detail in the following subsections: