API Security: 6 Themes for Securing Your API

Security certainly feels a lot more like a journey than a destination. This is especially true with APIs becoming a critical piece of any mobile or web application. With so much information being shared through APIs, teams need to ask themselves: how can you effectively … [Read more...]

The Role of System Testing in Automated Infrastructure

In today's world of delivering software, the automation of infrastructure has become a key component in providing consistency and reliability. The ease by which we can "spin-up" tens to thousands of virtual machines hides the fact that there is significant complexity in … [Read more...]

Take The Ultimate REST API Challenge

If you're reading this, you've probably heard the terms API and REST used extensively — but how much do you actually know about REST APIs? Over the last few weeks, we’ve rolled out a ton of new education about using and testing REST APIs. We’ve looked at: the history of … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Fortify Your APIs to Make Sure They’re Battle Ready

In this post we examine the impact of an outage of HBO’s live-streaming service, HBO Now, which took place in June during an airing of an episode of Game of Thrones. We’ll look at what teams working with APIs should learn from this incident, why API testing is important, and … [Read more...]

[Infographic] REST 101: An Introduction to RESTful APIs

Imagine if every PhD dissertation resulted in something that changed the world? That’s what happened when Roy Fielding presented his doctoral dissertation on the “representational state transfer” at University of California-Irvine in 2000. This dissertation laid the … [Read more...]

Knowledge Management: How to Use CI/CD to Capture Your API Delivery Process

Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment provide a very powerful set of solutions for integration of software changes. While the automation of software integration and delivery to development, staging, or production is the primary purpose or … [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...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Agile API Development

API development is changing at a more rapid pace than it ever has in its short history. This pace is also impacted with a series of challenges that can impact an organization’s ability to deliver software in a reliable and repeatable way. As new Agile methodologies … [Read more...]

Introducing Ready! API 1.8

We know you're serious about your APIs – you've told us! That's why you chose the Ready! API framework for the tools it provides to ensure API quality. That's also why we keep working to improve these tools, and ensure they continue to solve the problems you experience on a … [Read more...]

8 Security Considerations for API Testing

It seems like every day we see reminders of the importance of thorough security testing from all areas of the software world. Security has become an especially critical consideration for APIs in recent years. Organizations rely on APIs to share and receive … [Read more...]