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API Security in REST vs SOAP

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Web application and API security is paramount to digital exchanges in the connected world: the balance transfer you just made from your bank’s mobile app, those notes your doctor just entered in during your check-up, the password you just sent over SMS;  they all need to be … [Read more...]

Improve API Quality: Don’t Forget the GUI

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Behind every mobile application, smart device, or The Internet of Things (IoT) there is at least one application programming interface (API). These API’s and the graphical user interface (GUI) are often interdependent on each other to collect information. For instance, let’s … [Read more...]

Managing Responsive Design Risk With Selenium

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The first iPhone was released by Apple in April of 2007, with the iPad following in 2010. Before these two devices, yes, we had cell phones and BlackBerrys -- but these two changed the experience of browsing the web on a portable device, moving it from novelty to mass … [Read more...]

Detect Application Performance Issues at Code Level With AppDynamics and AlertSite Integration

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This morning we announced that AlertSite is now integrated with AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform.  Just like the vintage advertising for Reese's peanut butter cups, AlertSite and AppDynamics are "Two great tastes that taste great together." AlertSite is a … [Read more...]

Modern Code Review Practices Are More Than Finding Software Bugs

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It’s crazy to think that before social media we may never have been able to connect with people the way we do now. Case and point: two weeks ago, one of my co-workers was skimming through his Twitter feed when he noticed a tweet about a case study on modern day code review. … [Read more...]

Understanding Why Peer Review Isn’t Just About The Code

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You've likely heard about the mess at healthcare.gov, and probably know that the website had both functional bugs (mostly from systems that couldn't integrate) as well as performance bugs at go-live. There were other, deeper bugs you might not have read about. For … [Read more...]

Improving Embedded Software Quality with Peer Code Review

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Last week the SmartBear development team spent time at the Embedded Systems Conference here in Boston.  Even though it’s been a few years since we've attended this conference, our team walked away with some major observations about the embedded software space and peer code … [Read more...]

Training and Certification Are Essential Ingredients for High Quality APIs

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APIs have been in existence for decades. They've always been important software assets, but with the advent of Service Oriented Architecture, APIs – and the underlying services that run behind their facades – are now considered to be essential resources, not only in support … [Read more...]

The First Bug Bounty Program for Airlines May Be Detrimental to Customer Safety and Security

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In the media debacle that is United Airlines vs. their hacking enemies, one thing is finally clear—United Airlines is finally starting to realize that anyone who can infiltrate their systems may be better off on their side than against them. Last month, a security … [Read more...]

Barcelona Speaks Out on APIs, IoT, Hypermedia and More! [Video]

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APIdays Mediterranean in Barcelona Spain May 6-7 was far from just another conference. It was a unique experience to have so many talented, passionate, and dedicated professionals all in one place collaborating on APIs, microservices, and hypermedia. I had a chance to chat … [Read more...]

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