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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...]

The API Copyright Debate Rages On

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It's been two weeks since we hosted our live, online debate around the impact that the ongoing Oracle v. Google case will have on the software industry - specifically in the of API and mobile world. Along with having a lot of fun, we had two main goals in hosting this … [Read more...]

Double Rainbow! SmartBear Wins Two 2014 Jolt Awards

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Excuse us for one minute while we do a little happy dance. [Pause for vigorous dancing] The SmartBear team has once again been honored with two Dr. Dobb’s Jolt Awards. This year, SoapUI Pro took home the top Jolt Award for continuous improvement and overall quality. … [Read more...]

TechnologyAdvice: AnDevCon and the Future of Mobile

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AnDevCon, a conference specifically made for and focused on Android developers, is going on right now in our backyard - Boston, Ma. Not only will be have a handful of SmartBears in attendance, we're also one of the sponsors of the show. This is an awesome show that we're … [Read more...]

API Copyrightability – A Technical and Legal Debate

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A few weeks ago you may have noticed the increased buzz around the appellate court's reversal in the years-long Oracle v. Google case. And while this all may seem like a bit of rubbish stirred up by industry publications simply looking to squeeze some big names into their … [Read more...]

Trust No One – Monitor All Your APIs

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For fans of HBO’s cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones, you probably remember the recent admonishment Lord Baelish laid on Lady Sansa by simply asking “What did I once tell you about the capital?” In what many hope was the show’s attempt to foreshadow a more empowered, less … [Read more...]

Making Your API a Valuable Product

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If you are working in any stage of the software industry - whether it be development, testing, operations, marketing, or some combination of the lot - you're probably well-aware of the frenzied waters of the current API industry. Like many people, you may also be wary about … [Read more...]