Ready! API 1.7: Overcoming Challenges in Mobile API Delivery

At SmartBear, we talk to a lot of people to understand what kinds of challenges they face when building, testing, and deploying APIs. A consistent theme we hear is that people need a fast way to simulate real-world API interactions and emulate various conditions. With our … [Read more...]

Announcing Ready! API 1.6 for Enterprise Testing and Virtualization

Do you know what goes on behind the scenes in the IT groups at your bank? How about your favorite airline? Do you know how your taxes are calculated? We do. SmartBear customers come from all sorts of places. Everyone’s got different requirements, skills, and environments; … [Read more...]

When Twitter Falls Down, Do You Stay Up? What Developers Can Learn from Twitter’s Latest Outage

Not even the social media mogul Twitter is immune to outages. Beginning just after 2am EST on Tuesday, a wide-spread outage gave the world a lengthy opportunity to ask: What would the world be like without Twitter? For one, we’d probably all have a lot more time on our … [Read more...]

SmartBear at APIStrat Austin 2015

It's an interesting time of year! Holiday rush on your APIs is beginning, plans for the new year are forming, and API leaders are converging on Austin for API Strategy and Practice, November 18-20. I personally will be staying in a van down by the river, … [Read more...]

LoadUI NG Pro + Amazon EC2: Calculate, Automate, Validate

API load testing just got a big upgrade. Before I get to the geeky details, let’s zoom out a bit. Have you ever run a load test? I mean a serious one, not just a checkbox before a release or as a backlog item to that cool thing you’re shipping. The world doesn’t … [Read more...]

Crush the Rush: Holiday API Performance

This year, you and everyone on your team have a big responsibility: Make sure that your website, mobile app can handle the heavy volume of traffic that’s coming…soon. Why Should I Care about Load Testing Right Now? The holidays are just around the corner, and many other … [Read more...]

You Can’t Test All the Things: API, IoT, ROI TBD

I have three words for everyone in software testing: prioritize, prioritize, and prioritize. You can’t test every possible permutation of your software, especially so with APIs and IoT devices where you’re placing much of the user experience in the hands of integrators to … [Read more...]

Quality Conversations on Financial Technology and API Culture in 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...]

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...]

Fintech and DevOps Collide in London: SmartBear and Sogeti UK

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...]