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Atlassian acquires Optic - New standard in API Management

We've got some exciting news to share: Atlassian has recently acquired Optic, an innovative tool for API documentation and management. As an Atlassian Partner, we are happy about this acquisition and would like to briefly show you what it means for your development teams and how you can benefit from it.


Introducing Optic

Optic has emerged as a leader in simplifying API documentation, allowing developers to publish precise API docs, prevent breaking changes, and refine their API designs. With its industry-leading open-source tools for working with OpenAPI, Optic has paved the way for numerous enterprises to embrace an API-first approach. This approach is increasingly important as engineering organizations shift towards distributed microservices.


Why this matters 

Atlassian's decision to bring Optic into its ecosystem is a game-changer. Combining Compass and Optic accelerates the ability to empower engineering teams and improves how they discover and manage APIs, enabling faster and more reliable service delivery. Optic utilizes the OpenAPI specification to automatically monitor API changes directly from developers' continuous integration (CI) pipelines. This keeps documentations up-to-date, prevents breaking changes, and ensures developers are informed about changes that affect them. It means that Compass will now offer enhanced API documentation and governance capabilities.


Benefits for Developers

With Optic being integrated into Compass, you'll get:

  • Improved access to current API documentation, seamlessly integrated into Compass.

  • Automated alerts for API changes to keep teams informed and aligned.

  • Resources and standards for adopting best practices in API design and security.

Optic is all about making developers' lives easier by streamlining API documentation. Optics's integration into Compass shows Atlassian's dedication to improving the developer experience, promising smoother workflows and better team collaboration for software creation. We're excited to see what happens next!