Pitfalls of Script-Based API Load Testing

Think Thrice Before Committing to a Script-Based Solution for API Load Testing If functional testing is the first step towards API quality, then load testing is the second. Yet, even though it’s the next logical step, teams testing APIs often struggle with the transition. … [Read more...]

Developer of Things: IoT API Development and Testing

  In the last few decades we have had a front row seat to witness the evolution of devices that generate and consume information on the internet. The format, frequency and methodology information flow between devices has also changed. You do not have to be a developer to … [Read more...]

API Virtualization: A Strategy for Uniting Teams

  Recently an analysis was completed by SmartBear to gauge the sense of what software professionals believe is the core value provided by API virtualization. It was concluded that software professionals, including developers, testers, managers and architects … [Read more...]

Leave Your Mocks Behind: Speed Up With Sophisticated API Virtualization

Software Development is an iterative process. With each iteration the software evolves, and as functionality gets added, the dependency of the software on other components grows. Often this dependency is a result of integrations with other systems. These integrations are … [Read more...]

Walking the Tight Rope of REST API Security: Best Practices Will Hold You Steady

October, besides being peak fall season is also national cyber security month, hence along with enjoying ‘pumpkin spiced chai’, it’s also a good time to discuss security of the APIs we create and work with everyday. I work with APIs a lot, particularly REST APIs, which … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Fortify Your APIs to Make Sure They’re Battle Ready

In this post we examine the impact of an outage of HBO’s live-streaming service, HBO Now, which took place in June during an airing of an episode of Game of Thrones. We’ll look at what teams working with APIs should learn from this incident, why API testing is important, and … [Read more...]