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5 Ways to Convince People to Use Your API

Early in my career, I spent time writing Linux kernel modules and drivers in C using a realtime framework.  To understand the functions and library utilities at my disposal, I had printed out the official documentation in all its glory.  Printing it took an entire day, and I … [Read more...]

How Software Testers Can Teach, Share and Play with Others

Put yourself in my place: The midst of a typical performance review. My manager was talking about what I had accomplished in the past year and where I wanted to take things. My answer was more responsibility and a corresponding raise. It's no huge surprise that young, … [Read more...]

Biggest Bang for your Ecommerce Buck: Ecommerce Performance Series Pt. 2


This is part 2 of the multipart blog series explaining trends in ecommerce as a result of underlying trends in technology and how ecommerce providers can maximize ROI with the help of proactive performance monitoring. In the last post we learned about the ecommerce … [Read more...]

Quality Conversations on Financial Technology and API Culture in London

API thoughts, illustrated at APIdays London

An event like APIdays London proves that it’s not always a bad thing to show up to an event underdressed. Last week at APIdays London, the sessions were well attended by both financial business professionals in suits and fellow technical geeks like me in jeans. Aside from … [Read more...]

Volkswagen Test Rigging: Who’s to Blame for Cheating Software? Part 2

Ways in which regulators can find scandalous audit logs As Volkswagen’s emission scandal has widened, its share price has tanked and the company has set aside approximately $7.3 billion to cover the costs related to the scandal including recalls. Their market cap has … [Read more...]

API Virtualization Infographic from ServiceV Pro


To help API builders and testers learn more about API Virtualization, the ServiceV Pro team put together a nice infographic. Instead of setting up a whole separate server stack to mimic production, API virtualization aims to simulate the minimum behaviors of one or more API … [Read more...]

Biggest Bang for your Ecommerce Buck: Ecommerce Performance Series Pt. 1

Part 1: This is a multi-part blog series explaining trends in eCommerce as a result of underlying trends in technology and how eCommerce providers can maximize ROI with the help of proactive performance monitoring. Ecommerce is growing at 17% per year. Last year, the US … [Read more...]

Fintech and DevOps Collide in London: SmartBear and Sogeti UK

Fintech and DevOps

Financial institutions, like other critical service industries such as health care and air travel, have the unique challenge of no room for failure. It’s a bad day if your ATM card doesn’t work. It’s a really bad day if you do a bunch of online trading based on incorrect … [Read more...]

Prerequisites for Effective Code Review


I'm betting that, at some point in your travels, you've seen a blog post or a document in a software shop that details prerequisites for good code review. It probably contains items like, "make sure you've run all the unit tests" and "make sure you've given the reviewer(s) … [Read more...]

Putting The Test Back Into DevOps


DevOps has become synonymous with empowering developers to move faster and deliver more software, but has unintentionally moved software quality and testing into a corner. The pendulum that swings back and forth between very slow testing and staying far away from overly … [Read more...]

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