Is Your Website Getting Coal This Holiday? Get our Performance Checklist

‘Tis the season to spread love and joy, but most importantly SHOP. It’s the peak time for retail and related industries.  According to a survey by CreditCards.com, some smart shoppers started their research early this year, before Labor Day weekend, while others are still … [Read more...]

API Design Using Behavior Driven Development

Test-driven development (TDD) has been around for a while now.  Behavior-driven development (BDD), a comparably recent methodology, emerged from the practice of TDD and could reasonably be called a narrower application of TDD. The TDD process allows a developer to use a … [Read more...]

The Healthy Fear Associated With Legacy Code

The life of a developer would be rainbows and unicorns if all we did was add new code to code bases. Imagine a world without maintenance programming, debugging, and scratching your head while squinting at confusing existing code. It'd be pretty nice, right? Sadly, we … [Read more...]

AlertSite integrates with Akana to bring you end-to-end view of API performance

APIs are powerful. You can be an API provider, a consumer or most likely both. The APIs you consume bring data and services to your applications, drive traffic and accelerate internal projects. The APIs you provide bring you revenue, increase footprint and open a path to … [Read more...]

SmartBear at APIStrat Austin 2015

It's an interesting time of year! Holiday rush on your APIs is beginning, plans for the new year are forming, and API leaders are converging on Austin for API Strategy and Practice, November 18-20. I personally will be staying in a van down by the river, … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Your API is the Windows Vista of APIs

Does your API suck? Okay, that one needs a little explanation. If you've developed an API, it exposes some functionality to users. It might suck to learn. The documentation might be unclear and the function signatures counter-intuitive. It might suck to use, doing a lot … [Read more...]

Swagger Introduces the Open API Initiative

-This is a repost from Tony Tam's blog post on Swagger.io. Swagger creator Tony Tam has joined SmartBear recently, after Smartbear acquired Swagger earlier this year. SmartBear is excited to sponsor The Open API initiative to help further innovation in the API space.  I’m … [Read more...]

How To Calculate The Worth of an API | Infographic

In a previous post, we tried to calculate the hypothetical worth of an API, in dollars of course. Now, we have an infographic to walk you through the small amount of steps and calculations. From starting at the cost of any third party API calls, to the amount of time  put in … [Read more...]

Better Safe Than Sorry: Why Risk Analysis is a Must

https://soundcloud.com/user-774356457/risk-modeling-interview-heusser-rohrman-larsen-edit "We tend to fortify ourselves. We build our defenses and we make this arsenal of tools test cases because we don't want to fail. What's not so obvious is then to say, "Okay, where else … [Read more...]

LoadUI NG Pro + Amazon EC2: Calculate, Automate, Validate

API load testing just got a big upgrade. Before I get to the geeky details, let’s zoom out a bit. Have you ever run a load test? I mean a serious one, not just a checkbox before a release or as a backlog item to that cool thing you’re shipping. The world doesn’t … [Read more...]

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