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RapidAPI is an API marketplace that helps developers find and connect directly to the world's top APIs.
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What is RapidAPI?

RapidAPI is the worlds largest API marketplace with over 10,000 APIs available. Developers can find, connect, and manage all of their API connections through a single platform. As an API Provider, you can market, manage, and monetize your API on the world’s largest API marketplace, instantly exposing it to 1 million developers.
RapidAPI is a tool in the API Hub and Management category of a tech stack.

Who uses RapidAPI?

7 companies reportedly use RapidAPI in their tech stacks, including Backend, RapidAPI, and Ziyuno.

37 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RapidAPI.
Pros of RapidAPI
Collaborate on external & internal APIs with your team
Standardized API discover, connection, and management
Market, manage, and monetize APIs as an API Provider
Test all APIs in browser
One workspace for 10,000 public API
Decisions about RapidAPI

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose RapidAPI in their tech stack.

Needs advice

Hi everyone! I'm starting a personal project that I've been postponing for a little while and I'm starting with the backend first.

  • It's an app that needs to query open APIs (It could go up to a hundred APIs) and do filtering and other manipulations onto the data and then store it in my own database. So basically, the end result medium/long term is a lot of data!

  • Besides filtering/storing data from other APIs, the API will interact with my client application. I should note that the client app attempts to give real-time information.

Question: I would want to launch the API within 6 months as I'm also planning to make it available for other devs through platforms like RapidAPI. With all being said, my question is twofold:

  1. Which backend framework would allow me to do these operations with the best response time possible?

  2. Which framework would be the easiest to deal with deployment on AWS?


I have a background in Spring since I'm using it at work, I have none in Rails and Django but I don't mind trying something new as long as the learning curve isn't crazy. I know python but not Ruby. Beginner on AWS and choose that one after some research.

Thank you very much, sorry it was a bit long. Cheers

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RapidAPI's Features

  • API Discovery
  • External API Management
  • Single Analytics Dashboard for all API Usage
  • Internal API Management [RapidAPI for Teams]
  • Simplified API Billing, Authentication, Monitoring

RapidAPI Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to RapidAPI?
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Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.
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ProgrammableWeb is more than a directory and community, it's programmable. Our "API for APIs" gives you a simple and structured way to access the powerful registry and repository capabilities of PW. Use your favorite language to search and retrieve APIs, mashups, and other data from our catalog. We've got samples in PHP, Java, .NET and JavaScript to get you started.
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RapidAPI's Followers
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