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Balancing Android Openness With Mobile Security

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As one my favorite characters from the video game Deus Ex, Prichard would say, “You don't fix an entire firewall Jensen, you find the hole and you plug it.” The same can really be said about anything else in the world of technology. All software is doomed to be insecure in … [Read more...]

Navigating The Politics of Microservices

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Microservices has the potential of significantly impacting the way in which developers create applications. It’s possible to create applications using microservices faster and more efficiently than other technologies that are currently available. The problem is that many … [Read more...]

Building Superior Code For Your Boss

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I’ve made stops in a lot of software development shops in my career, both as an employee and as a consultant. This has afforded me the opportunity to learn that some questions and concerns are universal in the industry. One such question, asked by Fortune 500 CTOs and tiny … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons To Work At SmartBear

10 Reasons To Work At SmartBear

Looking for a company with an open, fun and collaborative culture? How about a place that prides itself on developing talent, work/life balance and impromptu nerf gun battles? If so, welcome to SmartBear! It was tough, but we managed to narrow down the top 10 reasons why … [Read more...]

Software IQ Test: Application Performance Crossword [Interactive Puzzle]

Software-IQ-crossword

Consider yourself an application performance expert? Put your knowledge to the test in this interactive crossword puzzle. And don't forget to share it with your friends on social!   Completed the crossword challenge? Share your results on Twitter!   … [Read more...]

Secure Your API…Like A Castle

API Security Castle

It’s been three years since I compared medieval security to web security, and a few things have happened. Mobile and wireless have evolved as the dominant platforms, while the life between personal computing and business computing has continued to fray. And, of course, … [Read more...]

Selling Your Bosses On That New, Shiny Tool

Have you ever attended a trade show or conference that left you feeling like the proverbial kid in a candy store? You had delectable food, met really smart people, attended eye-opening talks, and took tons and tons of notes. The only complaint you had, in fact, was that you … [Read more...]

IoT is Busy Innovating, but Where’s the Integration? Thoughts from O’Reilly Solid

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Last month, SmartBear was out in full form at O’Reilly Solid, a conference all about the Internet of Things (IoT) [this year]. We chatted with anyone and everyone who is building APIs to support their cool gadgets or back-end systems. What we found was…curious. What is the … [Read more...]

Your Coworkers Bad Code: Having The Hard Conversation (Part 2)

Bad Coding

This is Part 2 of our series on Poor Coding in the Work Environment. To Read Part One, Click Here. Last time, I talked about how to prepare for a tough conversation with a coworker about having bad code.  This included understanding what not to say and creating a game plan … [Read more...]

How Amazon API Gateway Shakes Up Your API Management Strategy

As if a space jam-packed with the likes of 3scale, WSO2, Axway, Intel / Mashery, Apigee, Akana, CA, IBM, Oracle, Mulesoft, and HP isn’t competitive enough, Amazon recently decided to get into the business of APIs-in-the-cloud. But Amazon brings something to API PaaS ( … [Read more...]

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