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Collection of links to API resources: specifications, tutorials, or applications.
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API Links

API Playgrounds

When learning, you need some APIs to play with. Most of the following APIs are available online and deployable solutions on your infrastructure.
BankGround: REST API, you can create user, account, and financial transactions in banking-like API. Easy to understand and practice REST skills.
Petstore: REST API, pet-store management API. It provides many operations with various HTTP methods and content types. Though, the API feedback (request validations, etc.) is limited.

Learn Web Services: two simple services (Hello and Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion) helpful in learning SOAP API basics.

BankGround: GraphQL API, you can practice both GraphQL queries and mutations. Create an account and transactions and try your queries.
Countries: provides information on continents, countries (name, code, capital, currency, etc.), and languages. Nice API to understand GraphQL queries.


OpenAPI Guide: a clear and precise guide on OpenAPI version 3 by Smartbear. Great reference and learning material.
OpenAPI Specification: less readable than OpenAPI Guide but sometimes good to go into detail.

GrapgQL.org: main GraphQL site. GraphQL tutorial, developer resources, and specifications.

API Specifications

API Tools

Awesome API Security: A collection of awesome API Security tools and resources.
OpenAPI Tools: catalog of different tools to work with OpenAPI
Spectral Linter: linter to check OpenAPI definitions
XPath Tester: check XPath expressions on sample XML documents.
JSONPath Evaluator: evaluate JSONPath expression with sample JSON documents.

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