July 3, 2024 - Ship APIs faster

Product Hunt Dev

👋 Hey there, welcome back to Product Hunt’s dev tools newsletter. Sarah’s out on a much deserved vacation this week so filling in is me, Aaron. In today’s edition we’re covering a tool that helps devs collaborate and ship APIs faster, a product that generates a roadmap out of your commits, and of course some tools you might have missed.


Automate your roadmap with this tool

You finally finished wrapping up that piece of code. You’ve run it, passed your tests, and now you’ve shipped it into a full fledged product. Done, right? As most devs will tell you, that’s where the job begins.

From there, you have to maintain the code base, fix pesky bugs, and continually ship new features to keep your product relevant. One often over looked part of the developer cycle is in communication — specifically user communication.

Git2Log is a free tool that aims to remove the extra step it usually takes to relay changes to your users. It automatically takes your git commits and transforms them into a beautiful, public, customer friendly change log so you can keep your users informed about the latest updates and improvements effortlessly.

It works in three easy steps. First, you copy and paste your most recent commit into the app. Second, you select the framework you want for your change log like Tailwind, Bootstrap, etc. Third, well that’s it. Hit publish and your change log is ready to be shared with the world.


Build and ship APIs faster

API development has come a long way since the days of punched paper tape and filing cabinets, but it’s not always a field of roses. Developers frequently encounter challenges in managing the API lifecycle, ensuring integration, maintaining collaboration, and resolving debugging issues. That’s where a tool like ApyHub Fusion comes in. 

It’s marketed as an all-in-one API development client focusing on team collaboration. The interface takes on a familiar, Notion-esque design, built to foster deeper collaboration and make it easier to write great documentation. 

ApyHub Fusion comes with real-time collaboration features right out of the box, like the type you would see in Figma and Google Docs. Everyone — from frontend and backend developers to QA, technical writers, and product managers — can view, discuss, and collaborate on API specs, tests, and documentation in real-time.

According to CEO Samuel Kaluvuri, one of the things that separates ApyHub from other legacy API clients is that each aspect of an API request is modular and composable, including headers, query parameters, form inputs, JSON bodies, and scripts. This gives developers much more flexibility in how APIs are built and how the documentation is written.


If you’ve ever been tasked with migrating a large-scale product between databases, you probably know the frustration and stress that can come with it. It usually involves adopting new technology, creating new database schemas, rewiring logic, rewriting queries, and migrating potentially millions of records. It can get overwhelming quickly.

Tony Dang, co-founder of Infisical, a tool that helps Node.js teams sync and manage their environment variables, recently embarked on this journey with his startup. He and his team decided to plan out every step of the way before making the move from MongoDB to PostgreSQL, and we all get to benefit from it since he posted, in my opinion, an A+ account of his experience that we can learn from.



  • X Model is a web-based playground to test out different AI models. Once you stumble upon one you like, you can copy and implement the necessary code into your app.

  • Lazy is an AI tool designed to make building full-stack apps easier and faster. You create and deploy full-stack web applications in minutes just by typing a prompt.

Back-end and Server-side

  • L402 is an open source protocol that implements internet-native paywalls by building upon the HTTP 402 Payment Required status code and the Lightning Network. 

  • Calen is like Vercel but for running long and recurring tasks. You can deploy your task in minutes by using a single terminal command. From there, you can restart, schedule, or kill your task from the dashboard.


  • CatSync is a tool for organizing your repositories and access control in a a centralized hub that holds your codebase. It aims to deepen collaboration, improve code quality and overall make it quicker and easier to manage your codebase. 

  • Released takes the pain out of release notes by automatically generating them from Jira tickets. It aims to help engineering teams reduce the time it takes to craft release notes from potentially hours to minutes. 

  • Simple Commenter lets you gather client feedback directly on your website with just one line of code. It allows clients to leave comments directly on your website, pinpointing the exact elements they’re referring to.

Until next week

Written by Aaron O’Leary.

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