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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 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 experience for me? A couple … [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...]

Pager Duty Integration Enables One Stop convenience for Alerting

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Exciting news today for AlertSiteUXM customers and Pager Duty Customers!  AlertSite UXM is now integrated into the Pager Duty platform- and vice versa so to speak. “We’re thrilled to partner with PagerDuty as many of our customers already know and love them,” said Denis … [Read more...]

Image Based Automation Tools Don’t Make The Cut

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Three types of technologies are commonly used for automated test recording. The first and foremost is the technology that records user actions at the object level, essentially meaning that while recording, the technology records object information for the elements presented … [Read more...]

Mobilegeddon is Coming: What They Don’t Tell You About Google’s New Search Algorithm Change

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I love it how Google names its major search algorithm releases so adorably—“Bad news is, this algorithm change is capable of crippling your online business and costing you a fortune in potential revenue, but hey it’s not so bad, look at the bright side—we <3 … [Read more...]

How does Amazon Dash prove the API economy?

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When APIs are present in every corner of your home, computers begin to look a bit passe. It's an obvious progression, right? Amazon now ships certain subscription items like laundry detergent, lotion, breakfast bars, and other replenishables with a cute little plastic … [Read more...]

Swarm Monitoring

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Previously I wrote about crowd-sourced monitoring and how in order to monitor crowd-sourced applications you should monitor in the crowd itself. This week I want to talk about monitoring robots, specifically, groups of robots or swarms (which are two different things). … [Read more...]

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