Why You Can’t Talk About Microservices Without Mentioning Netflix

About six years ago, Netflix began the move from a monolithic to cloud-based microservices architecture, openly documenting the journey along the way. Netflix is one of the earliest adopters of microservices, a term that didn't even exist when Netflix began moving away from … [Read more...]

Building APIs in Ruby : Rails 5 and Grape

Wondering what to build you next API in? Consider Ruby. With multiple robust open-source frameworks and a fantastic community behind it, Ruby is an excellent choice when getting started with larger API projects. Let's take a look at two popular frameworks to see how you can … [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...]

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...]

Top 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...]

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...]

The Software Naughty List: Most Hilariously Bad Tech Jokes, Puns and Memes of the Year

The Software Naughty List from SmartBear Inspired by the character “Schmidt” from the popular sitcom, New Girl, we have a fun little tradition around the office at SmartBear headquarters called the  “DB Jar” where participating colleagues can “jar” one another (fine them … [Read more...]

29 Testers to Follow on Twitter

It’s impossible to follow everyone in the software testing industry who’s active on Twitter and sharing useful information about software testing and quality. But if you start with these people, you’ll come up to speed swiftly. A computer-generated list of “whom to … [Read more...]

29 Testers to Follow on Twitter

It’s impossible to follow everyone in the software testing industry who’s active on Twitter and sharing useful information about software testing and quality. But if you start with these people, you’ll come up to speed swiftly. A computer-generated list of “whom to … [Read more...]