We've been working on a rebuild of our popular Open Source project, Get an inside look at what's coming, as well as API news about Webflow, Laravel, Spectral OWASP, Deno, and OpenAPI AutoSpec.


Mike from APIs You Won't Hate has been upgrading a long standing APIs You Won't Hate project, If you have no idea what I am talking about, maybe it is time to question whether you even know what an API is ๐Ÿ˜‰. is a collection of tools and resources for working with OpenAPI. It's also community-driven: tools features on the site are submitted via GitHub. If this is the first you've heard about it, go check it out.

You can check out the preview of the new version here, and have features you'd like to see added to the site, check out the GitHub project. Mike is building the latest version in Astro and did a little write-up on why new frameworks make us better developers.

I personally love Svelte, but I keep rocking React as it pays for my mortgage ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ.

-- Alexander

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Our monthly round-up of articles, news and updates from APIs You Won't Hate and around the web.

Spectral OWASP API Security Ruleset

Explore the updated Spectral OWASP API Security Ruleset for 2023: a comprehensive tool integrating the latest API security top ten risks with new rules and enhancements to improve API security. Thank you, Phil, for talking us through the changes.


Not enough noise is being made about this incredible PHP validator. It works amazingly as Laravel middleware to validate your requests and returns failures, so you don't have to. It is a relatively new project, so check it out and show some love.

Webflow OpenAPI Specs

Webflow is a tool for building websites; think of Wix or Squarespace on steroids. They just dropped the OpenAPI spec for their API. Webflow does a lot to allow developers and non-devs to work together to build a website, but now, with the spec, integrations will be much easier.

OpenAPI AutoSpec

Need last-minute API docs? Check out this project. OpenAPI AutoSpec sets up a local proxy server, listens to traffic, and turns it into an OpenAPI spec. It will capture request bodies, headers, parameters, and responses. Giving you specs you can view in your terminal or download.

Why Ryan Dahl made Deno

Ryan covers why he moved on from Node to make Denoโ€”talking about Edge Functions and the new JavaScript Registry JSR. A lot is happening in the JS space, and building APIs can now be built and deployed quickly, thanks to Deno and Deno Deploy.

Node.js: The Documentary

At some point, you will all realize I am a JS developer and have never touched PHP, and you will get rid of me. Apologies for some JS-heavy content this week, but the Node.js documentary dropped, covering how Ryan Dahl and V8 came together to make the hugely popular Node.js. Node's website also got a makeover recently.

APIs You Won't Hate

The latest from the team at API's You Won't Hate.

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Building a unified API on the shoulders of OSS with Robin Guldener from Nango

Robin Guldener from Nango talks to Mike about building an open, unified API, the value of building on top of Open Source products, and building a growing product team on this episode of the podcast.

From Our Community

Articles written and shared in our free Slack community.

Rolling versions

Oluwalana shared this article in our Slack about the trend of rolling versions for API versioning. Rolling versions offer dynamic, backwards-compatible updates. The blog covers what makes it a great choice over other approaches. If you would like more details, check out this blog from Stripe about how they use this approach.

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