A Beginner’s Guide to Using and Testing RESTful APIs

Imagine if every PhD dissertation resulted in something that changed the world? Sadly, most end up with a copy on the shelf at the university library, maybe one in the author’s office, and little more. But one, about 16 years ago, led to the foundation of that thing we … [Read more...]

How to Test in the Internet of Things

It seems not too far off until fridges will be auto-ordering our milk and cars will be steering us around. What we’ve appreciated for years in the Software as a Service (SaaS) space as integrated workflows, driven by application programming interfaces or APIs, is now … [Read more...]

Secrets of the Usable REST API

Teowaki founder Javier Ramirez kicked off his Future of Web Apps presentation with a striking headline from a local town newspaper: “I’ve been posting my letters in the dog poo box for two years.” In an effort to class up the North Yorkshire town (or perhaps to save on … [Read more...]

The Utopia of API Documentation

It’s proven time and again how much API documentation matters to your developer experience—in fact, it kind of matters more than anything else as to whether your API is adopted or not. And certainly developer experience matters to your overall bottom line. After all, in the … [Read more...]

QA Testing For What Your Users Really Want

The software world in general is moving toward increased shared responsibility and individual ownership. From developers to operations to testing, the microservices world has us focusing on projects not products and watching teammates going from firmly defined roles to … [Read more...]

How Beacons and the iBeacon Protocol Fit With the API and the Internet of Things

Forbes called 2015, the Year of the Mobile Beacon.  AdWeek talks about how beacons are already influencing the way we network, get drunk, vacation, shop, and even how we buy sausage. Ten experts at Marketing Land predicted that this year the whole world of mobile marketing … [Read more...]

The API is the Invisible Hand Behind the Internet of Things

When I was a kid, my mom used to tell me that the scanners at K-mart were manned by little elves. Now I know better. Unlike this fantasy elf-driven world, the application programming interface or API is really the driving force behind today’s scanners, tracking that can of … [Read more...]