5 Ways to Safeguard Your Application from Third-Party API Outages

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a rapid pace with millions of new devices getting connected every day. Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use in 2016 and by 2020, the number will reach 20.8 billion. Billions of devices including … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Simplified API Monitoring for DevOps Teams

AlertSite is now integrated with Ready! API.  This means that developers, testers and operations teams can collaborate together on API quality using the same tests and metrics, simplifying configuration of monitoring assets and ultimately turning around performance problems … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Load Test Your API

You know the feeling. You’re surfing along and then BAM! you get the dreaded 503 (Service unavailable) The server is currently unavailable (because it is overloaded or down for maintenance). Do you remember what you were searching for the last time that happened? … [Read more...]

Training and Certification Are Essential Ingredients for High Quality APIs

APIs have been in existence for decades. They've always been important software assets, but with the advent of Service Oriented Architecture, APIs – and the underlying services that run behind their facades – are now considered to be essential resources, not only in support … [Read more...]

Barcelona Speaks Out on APIs, IoT, Hypermedia and More! [Video]

APIdays Mediterranean in Barcelona Spain May 6-7 was far from just another conference. It was a unique experience to have so many talented, passionate, and dedicated professionals all in one place collaborating on APIs, microservices, and hypermedia. I had a chance to chat … [Read more...]

Being Ready for IoT Success

It’s one thing to get some devices to work together using APIs in a development shop; it’s an entirely different thing to ship usable, innovative technology to consumers in a $14.4 trillion dollar market. The explosion of manufacturer and developer interest in IoT-related … [Read more...]