Software IQ Test: Application Performance Crossword [Interactive Puzzle]

Software-IQ-crossword

Consider yourself an application performance expert? Put your knowledge to the test in this interactive crossword puzzle. And don't forget to share it with your friends on social!   Completed the crossword challenge? Share your results on Twitter!   … [Read more...]

Secure Your API…Like A Castle

API Security Castle

It’s been three years since I compared medieval security to web security, and a few things have happened. Mobile and wireless have evolved as the dominant platforms, while the life between personal computing and business computing has continued to fray. And, of course, … [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...]

IoT is Busy Innovating, but Where’s the Integration? Thoughts from O’Reilly Solid

Integrations

Last month, SmartBear was out in full form at O’Reilly Solid, a conference all about the Internet of Things (IoT) [this year]. We chatted with anyone and everyone who is building APIs to support their cool gadgets or back-end systems. What we found was…curious. What is the … [Read more...]

Your Coworkers Bad Code: Having The Hard Conversation (Part 2)

Bad Coding

This is Part 2 of our series on Poor Coding in the Work Environment. To Read Part One, Click Here. Last time, I talked about how to prepare for a tough conversation with a coworker about having bad code.  This included understanding what not to say and creating a game plan … [Read more...]

How Amazon API Gateway Shakes Up Your API Management Strategy

As if a space jam-packed with the likes of 3scale, WSO2, Axway, Intel / Mashery, Apigee, Akana, CA, IBM, Oracle, Mulesoft, and HP isn’t competitive enough, Amazon recently decided to get into the business of APIs-in-the-cloud. But Amazon brings something to API PaaS ( … [Read more...]

Finding the Balance Between User Experience and Monetization

user-experience-and-monetization

Who would have thought that providing a better experience for people viewing internet content would be so controversial?  You may know by now that Apple announced a new Safari release bringing content blocking extensions to iOS and Mac OSX, emphasizing user experience and … [Read more...]

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

Beacon API Use

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...]

Scale Testing Using Modern Scripting Languages and SCM Integrations In TC 11

TC-11-Integrations

Today, we released a new version of TestComplete. The focus of this release has been to allow organizations to easily scale their testing efforts by making it easier for them to bring QA teams having different skill sets together. With release cycles getting shortened, … [Read more...]

How Testing Changes in Component Based Architectures

testing-component-architecture

What Is Component Based Architecture? Imagine building your software like it was ordering furniture from Ikea. You pick out a desk, add a corner piece, raise it up to be a standing desk with some props for the legs, and add small things like organizers to better fit how … [Read more...]