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Stoplight

Holistic API Toolkit for Development Teams
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Stoplight is an API Design, Docs, Mocking, and Testing tool that uses OpenAPI documents to aid the API development process. With the help of a visual and collaborative editor, developers can manage OpenAPI (Swagger) with 10x faster turnaround time. Consistent and standardized REST APIs can be driven for organizations without writing any code. Developers also receive the benefit of integrated and hosted mock servers that are powered by Prism. The Hosted API Documentation feature also enables users to create beautiful, customizable, and interactive API documentation within minutes. Customers can refer to test requests within the documentation to understand how the API of the user works. The documentation can even be customized with Themes, Custom CSS, Pages, Domains, and Versioning. And with the OpenAPI Testing, users can build web APIs with customized tests based on the API contracts. The OpenAPI Mocking feature allows the routing of incoming requests to example responses.

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Stoplight Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number Austin, Texas
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Installed - Windows Installed - Mac Category API Management Software

Stoplight Pricing

Pricing ModelFreemium , Subscription , Quotation Based
Free
Free

Features

  • Up to 3 Users
  • Up to 2 Projects
  • API Design with Stoplight Studio
  • Instant Mock Servers
  • API Style Guides
  • Interactive Docs
  • Custom Domains
Starter
$99 /Month

$99 per month, + $8 per additional user

Features

  • Includes features of Free plan, plus
  • 3 Users Included
  • Up to 50 Projects
  • Theming
  • Analytics integration
  • Multi-Branch Support
  • Up to 1000 Changelogs
  • Approved Email Domains
Professional
$399 /Month

$399 per month, + $24 per additional user

Features

  • 10 Users Included
  • Unlimited Projects
  • Unlimited Changelogs
  • Up to 50 Guests
  • Remove Stoplight Branding
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Self Hosted Git Providers
  • LDAP & SAML SSO
Enterprise
Custom

Features

  • Includes features of Professional plan, plus
  • Unlimited Guests
  • Custom Terms
  • Vendor Security Forms
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Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 04/06/2019 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

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Stoplight FAQs

Stoplight is API Management Software. Stoplight offers the following functionalities:

  • Access Control
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Dashboard
  • API Design
  • API Lifecycle Management
  • Developer Portal
  • Threat Protection
  • Traffic Control
  • Analytics

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Yes, Stoplight provides API.

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Stoplight Reviews

OVERALL RATING
3.9
Based on 162 Rating(s)
Rating Distribution
  • 55.6 %
  • 37 %
  • 2.5 %
  • 4.9 %
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Felix S
Felix SSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 17 July 2019) "Best way to document and test an API yet."

What do you like best?

Stoplight provides a clean user interface and enables an engineering team to develop a compliant API with minimal difficulty. Other tools don't provide the same details, guard rails, and error validation that Stoplight provides. I can feel that Stoplight is made by API developers for API developers as opposed to either an experienced PM fresh out of college, or a hyper-detailed API wonk for whom working in the flat file itself would be more ideal.

What do you dislike?

The migration from Stoplight Classic to Next has a few bumps but their model for how APIs should be used, and the thought leadership they provide more than makes up for it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Stoplight for API Documentation creation and hosting. Before this, all our API documentation was handwritten on a wiki platform. Stoplight allowed us to adopt a clear JSON Schema, as well as conforming to the Open API Standard. Standardized documentation has significantly reduced the number of requests from customers, allowing the API team to focus on improving the platform.

Stoplight also in some ways is a sales platform. When customers see that our API is clean and well documented it reduces barriers to closing a sale.

...more
Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 17 July 2019) "Best way to document and test an API yet."

What do you like best?

Stoplight provides a clean user interface and enables an engineering team to develop a compliant API with minimal difficulty. Other tools don't provide the same details, guard rails, and error validation that Stoplight provides. I can feel that Stoplight is made by API developers for API developers as opposed to either an experienced PM fresh out of college, or a hyper-detailed API wonk for whom working in the flat file itself would be more ideal.

What do you dislike?

The migration from Stoplight Classic to Next has a few bumps but their model for how APIs should be used, and the thought leadership they provide more than makes up for it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Stoplight for API Documentation creation and hosting. Before this, all our API documentation was handwritten on a wiki platform. Stoplight allowed us to adopt a clear JSON Schema, as well as conforming to the Open API Standard. Standardized documentation has significantly reduced the number of requests from customers, allowing the API team to focus on improving the platform.

Stoplight also in some ways is a sales platform. When customers see that our API is clean and well documented it reduces barriers to closing a sale.

...more
Namit J
Namit JSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2019) "Review stoplight feature and capabilities"

What do you like best?

Provides options to define API Specifications. Provides an option to define and run automated tests.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is a bit clunky and keeps crashing when we switch between tabs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Leveraging a tool for defining API specifications for building APIs.

...more
Nilesh B
Nilesh BSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2019) "Ease of documentation on StopLight"

What do you like best?

Awesome UI/UX when creating new documentation on StopLight. Very easy to learn the tool and you can master it within a week or two. I liked the run on the go UI for any API call.

What do you dislike?

I felt that the tool is lacking a feature of applying a particular Security/ Path parameters to multiple requests at once like you can select multiple requests at once to feed the values of Security/ Path parameters using point and click.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Awesome tool to create your technical documentation

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating the API documentation for all the API requests to my company's Website

...more
Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2019) "Smooth API development"

What do you like best?

Mocking endpoint

Testing endpoints

Documentation

What do you dislike?

there have been too many new versions.

Personally - i still use app.stoplight.io - because i couldn't get comfortable with the new user interface.

UI is bit un intuitive - can be worked upon better.

A quick tutorial on the homepage would work wonders

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Strong dev evangelism needs to happen at Stoplight side. This product needs to be heard more.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API consistency across different teams

...more
Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2019) "Ease of documentation on StopLight"

What do you like best?

Awesome UI/UX when creating new documentation on StopLight. Very easy to learn the tool and you can master it within a week or two. I liked the run on the go UI for any API call.

What do you dislike?

I felt that the tool is lacking a feature of applying a particular Security/ Path parameters to multiple requests at once like you can select multiple requests at once to feed the values of Security/ Path parameters using point and click.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Awesome tool to create your technical documentation

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating the API documentation for all the API requests to my company's Website

...more
Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2019) "Review stoplight feature and capabilities"

What do you like best?

Provides options to define API Specifications. Provides an option to define and run automated tests.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is a bit clunky and keeps crashing when we switch between tabs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Leveraging a tool for defining API specifications for building APIs.

...more
Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2019) "Lots of great integrations and common ground for API building"

What do you like best?

I like that stoplight supports importing my API via swagger. It makes the early integration with the tool approachable. I also enjoy that the UI helps ensure I think of all parts of building a new endpoint and even provides tooling around mocking.

What do you dislike?

At times it can feel a bit overwhelming. If there was a basics UI, then it could rapidly prototype?

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to improve communications throughout the organization about API standards and documentation. We have built an API approval process using Stoplight.

...more
Robert A
Robert ASource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2019) "Lots of great integrations and common ground for API building"

What do you like best?

I like that stoplight supports importing my API via swagger. It makes the early integration with the tool approachable. I also enjoy that the UI helps ensure I think of all parts of building a new endpoint and even provides tooling around mocking.

What do you dislike?

At times it can feel a bit overwhelming. If there was a basics UI, then it could rapidly prototype?

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to improve communications throughout the organization about API standards and documentation. We have built an API approval process using Stoplight.

...more
Consultant in Computer Software
Consultant in Computer SoftwareSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2019) "Smooth API development"

What do you like best?

Mocking endpoint

Testing endpoints

Documentation

What do you dislike?

there have been too many new versions.

Personally - i still use app.stoplight.io - because i couldn't get comfortable with the new user interface.

UI is bit un intuitive - can be worked upon better.

A quick tutorial on the homepage would work wonders

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Strong dev evangelism needs to happen at Stoplight side. This product needs to be heard more.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API consistency across different teams

...more
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Zendesk
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