What To Do When Chrome Drops Support For Your REST API Testing

Recently, Google announced it will be ending support for apps in the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac and Linux. This announcement has a significant impact for anyone interacting directly with REST APIs.  The news puts an end-of-life date to popular Chrome apps like … [Read more...]

5 Rookie Mistakes that Can Destroy Your API Strategy

APIs have taken the technical industry by storm. APIs are front and center of mobile, cloud, and IoT initiatives. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the “API-first” approach has proven to be extremely adaptable to integrations, and to serving as the core engine for … [Read more...]

API Strategy & Practice: The World is Ready for Ready! API

Last week I had the pleasure of attending API Strategy & Practice. The conference offered great content with heavy-hitting speakers and some great technical sessions, but most notably for me I was excited to formally announce Ready! API to the world.  For those not … [Read more...]

Avoid a DDoS Attack with API Testing

Earlier this year I gave a talk to a great audience in Denver at a GlueCon conference.  The topic was on preventing malicious hacking attacks on your APIs.  While the talk mainly focused on scenarios where people actively trying to get unauthorized information from your API … [Read more...]

SoapUI 201: Beyond the Basics

In my previous article, Getting Started with SoapUI, I went over the basic functionality of SoapUI and the structure of a SoapUI project. Once you’ve set up test cases for SOAP, REST, JMS, JDBC or AMF APIs, and after you’ve added some assertions to validate your tests, you … [Read more...]

Getting started with SoapUI

When I stepped into the role of Sales Engineer for SoapUI Pro almost a year ago, I fully immersed myself into the product and the community that was built around it.  Prior to SmartBear, I used the open source version of SoapUI to call a SOAP web service and validate its … [Read more...]

How to Speak to a Technical Person

A few days ago, my wife and I were grocery shopping. The cashier behind the counter was jolly and chatty.  When she took my money, I was due to get $0.25 back in change.  Then the following conversation occurred:       Cashier: You're due back 25 cents.  Do you want me to … [Read more...]

What is Quality – Continuous Improvement

We talk a lot about the importance of quality products. But what does the word "quality" really mean? Is it a subjective or objective trait? And how can anyone strive to achieve high quality without first understanding what that term actually entails? Over the next few … [Read more...]