Right, there are alot of people pushing tooling. My fear is that as we push more and more tooling, people seem to be becoming more and more ignorant of how API's actually WORK.
And as a result, inefficient and incapabl;e of building and implementing secure and scalable API's.
90% of API developers cannot explain the API call flow, don't understand why we need to implement the OWASP API top10 (or where it should be implemented in the call flow and why) and it gets worse and worse as people just want to answer these questions with tooling rather than actually understanding.
Not that tools are bad... but yes, most API tools out there are bad as they are being improperly used, do not supply security/scale/functionality, and their concern is making money... not communication/engineering/securing your backend.