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Buf helps your team work with Protocol Buffers APIs across their lifecycle, whether you're building a new API for key customers or relying on one exposed by another team.
- Produce Protocol Buffers APIs consistently, leveraging Buf's intuitive toolset to iterate quickly and enforce best practices.
- Distribute APIs to users reliably, allowing them to develop against your latest release, without expensive team-to-team communication.
- Increase discoverability with a browsable central registry, with surfaceable content and generated documentation.
Buf is changing the way the industry works with APIs
Because REST is no longer enough, and Protocol Buffers are inaccessible.
Walk through the evolution of API development to see how Buf is moving the industry forward.
Fundamentally freeform APIs with heavy manual maintenance and no guarantees.
No rules, no standards, no enforcement. Blindly hope you don't break users.
API calls are a shot in the dark. Rely on manual confirmation and hand-rolled clients.
Protocol Buffers without Buf
Using Protocol Buffers helps, but it's unreasonably difficult to maintain.
Design and distribute your API without support. Communicate changes with hand-maintained documentation, or worse - emails.
Schemas drift, and dependency management is non-existent. Teams have to roll their own tooling, duplicating work and leaving room for error.
Professional grade Protocol Buffers.
Easily create and distribute consistent APIs. Use Buf to lint and detect breaking changes in your schema evolution, protecting you and your users.
Rely on Buf for everything you need to implement an API, and ensure it never breaks.
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