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Welcome to the SmartBear Developer Network

The SmartBear Developer Network is designed to help our customers expand and customize our products for your needs. Feel free to build plugins for your own team to use but we would also love to share your creations with our whole user base. If you have something to share, just send it to us (with a link to the source code so we can do a quick review) and we'll add it to our products.

How to Build Plugins

Welcome to the SmartBear Developer Network

The SmartBear Developer Network is designed to help our customers expand and customize our products for your needs.

As software developers ourselves, we know that there are a million ideas out there and only so much time to build product. That's why we built our plugin framework - so you can use your own creative talents to extend the product with your brilliant ideas.

Feel free to build plugins for your own team to use but we would also love to share your creations with our whole user base. If you have something to share, just send it to us(with a link to the source code so we can do a quick review) and we'll add it to our products.

Building a Ready! API Plugin

Help Documenation


Sample Plugins
Have a look at them to get an understanding of how to add similar features to your plugins:

  • Swagger Plugin - Provides import/export capabilities Swagger definitions to/from REST APIs.
  • RAML Plugin - Adds functionality for importing and exporting RAML definitions to/from REST APIs.
  • API Blueprint Plugin - Adds functionality for importing and exporting API-Blueprint definitions to/from REST APIs.
  • Groovy Console Plugin - Adds an interactive Groovy Console for trying out groovy scripts dynamically within Ready! API
  • 3scale plugin - Allows you to import an API from a 3scale-hosted developer portal
Building with the Collaborator API

Help Documenation
The Collaborator API is a JSON-RPC API that lets you integrate with Collaborator 9.0 and above. For more information about how the API works, check out the API description here:


Sample Plugins
For an example of an add-in that uses the API, take a look at the Microsoft Word Add-in for Collaborator:


We list all the great plugins our network has already built on this page on the SmartBear website.

Smartbear Plugins

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