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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...]

The API Revolution [Infographic]

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Tim O'Reilly called it Web 2.0. Niclas Reimertz has dubbed it the Golden Age. Most recently, technologists like to refer to it as the Internet of Things. Regardless of the semantics, it's clear that that we're in the midst of a massive advancement in the way we all interact … [Read more...]

The Treacherous Land of Undocumented APIs

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APIs have obviously gained a lot of momentum in business over the last few years. More than a “player to be reckoned with," APIs have turned into an economy in and of themselves. Evolving from a rather simple use case – enabling easier computer-to-computer communication – … [Read more...]

Can Your Tool Test Itself? SoapUI 5.0 Can!

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I've heard that Blocket.com, Sweden's largest second-hand sales website, (similar to Craigslist in the U.S.) has 45 developers and two testers. That sounds surprisingly low, considering they release new versions daily - or maybe just because of that fact. On the other … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Put the ‘Hack’ back in Hackathon

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I talk a lot about APIs –sometimes I talk about testing them, sometimes I talk about designing them, and often I talk about marketing them. As I prepared for today’s discussion at API Strategy & Practice Conference I found myself combining all of that into one discussion … [Read more...]