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Online Reservations: Booking a Faster Tee Time

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Golf is one of the most popular ways for Americans to ride out the dog days of summer. Spanning all ages and skill levels, millions of players flock to the game every July and August. Over 490 million rounds of golf were played in the US in 2012, where the game has grown to … [Read more...]

Putting the RUM in API Monitoring

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Last week I was very fortunate to be part of a webinar on API monitoring together with Alan Ho from Apigee. The plan was to have a face-off between our respective monitoring technologies – Synthetic Transaction Monitoring from SmartBear and Real User Monitoring from Apigee. … [Read more...]

The Rebirth of Twitter’s API

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Remember last year when Twitter caused a big controversy by announcing that their new API  strategy would include a 100,000 user limit? Well, today is the day that Twitter API v1.0 is finally being laid to rest. While it was the user limit that made big news back in the fall … [Read more...]

Both Twitter and Facebook Messages Experienced Downtime This Week

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On Monday, June 3, two major social networks experienced significant downtime on both mobile and desktop interfaces. Twitter was the first to go down, with features starting to fail at around 4:08 EST. Users couldn't refresh their timelines, click on trending topics, or view … [Read more...]

Cloudy with Scattered Outages – Dropbox #FAIL

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The more we leverage the cloud, the more we come to expect that we can get to our information (and everyone else's) any time... anywhere. So what happens when we lose that access? Twitter explodes - that's … [Read more...]

5 Essential Tips for Creating
API Monitors

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As we have dwelled upon in a number of previous posts here at SmartBear, creating monitors for APIs you either provide or consume (or both) should be a cornerstone in your online quality strategy. Now that API Monitoring has a free version you hardly have any excuses left – … [Read more...]

Testing Your APIs is Only Half the Story

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It has become more and more common for software quality processes to span the entire lifecycle, from development through production monitoring. The job of building and maintaining quality software cannot end at user acceptance or the hand off to operations. It has to … [Read more...]