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Security Lessons Courtesy of Snapchat

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Some apps are there to teach the rest of us the painful lessons of doing it wrong—Snapchat is one of them.   https://storify.com/SmartBearSalmon/security-lessons-courtesy-of-snapchat … [Read more...]

API Security Testing: Think Like a Bad Guy

You want to check an API to ensure that it’s secure, but just how do you think like a bad guy intent on breaking your API and potentially into your site? Performing the right sorts of API security testing is essential. Every day it seems like you see another security … [Read more...]

API Strategy & Practice: The World is Ready for Ready! API

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending API Strategy & Practice. The conference offered great content with heavy-hitting speakers and some great technical sessions, but most notably for me I was excited to formally announce Ready! API to the world.  For those not … [Read more...]

Hypermedia and State Machines: RESTFest 2014

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"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." - not really Darwin https://storify.com/lindybrandon/restfest-2014-hypermedia-and-state-machines-of-cou … [Read more...]

API Readiness: do you have what you need?

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice and talk about one of my favorite subjects... APIs. Already a burgeoning industry, the API economy has sprouted wings recently and is now driving much of the software business economy, both at … [Read more...]

A Short Overview of Service Virtualization [Video]

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Service virtualization can be invaluable in helping to improve productivity, reduce testing costs, and deploy higher-quality software in a shorter timeframe. But what exactly is Service Virtualization? Here, Ole Lensmar gives a short overview of Service Virtualization and … [Read more...]

Working with Hypermedia APIs

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You have probably used APIs (application programming interfaces) of all sorts when creating applications. It doesn’t matter what the platform is, developers generally have to work with APIs to get any work done because modern applications rely on code that is written by … [Read more...]

Avoid a DDoS Attack with API Testing

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Earlier this year I gave a talk to a great audience in Denver at a GlueCon conference.  The topic was on preventing malicious hacking attacks on your APIs.  While the talk mainly focused on scenarios where people actively trying to get unauthorized information from your API … [Read more...]

Your API’s Need for Speed

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APIs aren’t just about what content they deliver; they are also about how well they deliver that content. With the API Economy on the verge of outright explosion in 2015 – as if it hasn’t been exponentially growing year over year since 2005 – it’s no surprise that even … [Read more...]

API Craft Detroit 2014: Hypermedia Rising

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I had the honor to be one of the attendees at the first annual API Craft Detroit conference last year, which was so successful that it spawned abunch of API Meetups around the globe (I regularly attend API Craft Boston, which is a roving band of API lovers who tough out the … [Read more...]