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When Customers Catch the Bugs – Latest Apple iOS 8 Release has Users Angry

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  In the latest release of iOS 8.3, Apple promised to fix bugs that users have experienced since the iOS 8 release in September, eight months ago. Unfortunately in this latest release, a bug fix doesn’t seem to be in the near future for the collective. It’s become … [Read more...]

Defining Code Quality

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There are as many ways to implement code as there are developers to implement it, which is one of the things that makes software development such a fun profession. This also means there are many opinions about what makes good, or high-quality, software. What one developer … [Read more...]

Testing in an Agile Environment

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The traditional software development life-cycle model is undergoing a rapid change, primarily because businesses need to deliver quality application in shorter release cycles and at a reduced cost.  The role of a tester is thereby no longer what it used to be in a waterfall … [Read more...]

Testing Challenges Associated with Machine Learning APIs

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Introduction Machine learning is a combination of specialized algorithms, data, and automation. The machine is actually an algorithm that learns from past mistakes in order to create a refined solution. The learning process involves training with known data and then testing … [Read more...]

Users Like Cool Stuff, But Will They Wait For It?

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I just finished reading RadWare’s new report on Page Speed and Web Performance.  Their analysis shows how performance relates to how web pages are built and delivered.  Surprisingly, what they found was that despite the known effect performance has on web page conversions … [Read more...]

Collaborator’s New API Feature – Part 1

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This is part one of the technical series about Collaborator’s new API feature. Collaborator, SmartBear's peer review tool, has a brand new API, and I wanted to see what I could do with it. But what would be useful? What benefit would this have, other than being a learning … [Read more...]

Talking About Microservices: Recap of API Craft Boston

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A few weeks ago, SmartBear hosted API Craft Boston with the folks from Akana, Ian Goldsmith and Laura Heritage, to talk about microservices. It was an extremely informative presentation of where microservices came from, what it solves, and considerations around how it might … [Read more...]

Protocols, Security, and The IoT

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Security was top of mind on IoT Day in Boston last week. Industry experts and over 75 guests debated the value around IoT protocols, security, and theory in the upcoming IoT economy. Moderated by Andy Thurai of IBM, panelists included Michael Campbell of MachineShop, Joe … [Read more...]

Up/Down Monitoring Isn’t Enough For Your Business

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Up/down monitoring won’t help your business Businesses run on applications, and to keep your business running optimally, you must be monitoring those web applications.  The end users of your apps expect a certain level of performance, and if that expectation isn’t met, … [Read more...]

Twitter Vs. The API Economy

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Last week, social media giant Twitter announced that it would be suspending access to its “firehose” data feed API, a blow for companies such as Datasift using the raw information of all posted statuses for data mining, analytics, and insights. In some sense, controversy … [Read more...]

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