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Secure Your API…Like A Castle

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It’s been three years since I compared medieval security to web security, and a few things have happened. Mobile and wireless have evolved as the dominant platforms, while the life between personal computing and business computing has continued to fray. And, of course, … [Read more...]

IoT is Busy Innovating, but Where’s the Integration? Thoughts from O’Reilly Solid

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Last month, SmartBear was out in full form at O’Reilly Solid, a conference all about the Internet of Things (IoT) [this year]. We chatted with anyone and everyone who is building APIs to support their cool gadgets or back-end systems. What we found was…curious. What is the … [Read more...]

How Amazon API Gateway Shakes Up Your API Management Strategy

As if a space jam-packed with the likes of 3scale, WSO2, Axway, Intel / Mashery, Apigee, Akana, CA, IBM, Oracle, Mulesoft, and HP isn’t competitive enough, Amazon recently decided to get into the business of APIs-in-the-cloud. But Amazon brings something to API PaaS ( … [Read more...]

How Beacons and the iBeacon Protocol Fit With the API and the Internet of Things

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Forbes called 2015, the Year of the Mobile Beacon.  AdWeek talks about how beacons are already influencing the way we network, get drunk, vacation, shop, and even how we buy sausage. Ten experts at Marketing Land predicted that this year the whole world of mobile marketing … [Read more...]

How Testing Changes in Component Based Architectures

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What Is Component Based Architecture? Imagine building your software like it was ordering furniture from Ikea. You pick out a desk, add a corner piece, raise it up to be a standing desk with some props for the legs, and add small things like organizers to better fit how … [Read more...]

What The Internet of Things Is Not

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Some time ago, I wrote an article entitled, “What is the Internet of Things?” It sought to help put the Internet of Things (IoT) into perspective and helped describe a dream about what the IoT could eventually become. Technologies always mature and people’s feelings toward … [Read more...]

World’s Best API Monitoring & IoT Testing, Free for Everyone!

SoapUI 5.2 - API Testing & Monitoring - Open Source and Free for Everyone

This is a truly happy day here at SmartBear, when we get to announce that our existing open source API testing tool, SoapUI, and our own AlertSite monitoring platform are now integrated directly in SoapUI 5.2. SoapUI 5.2 and AlertSite: Better Together What does this mean … [Read more...]

SmartBear Welcomes Reseller Partner to Expand Testing and API Business in Italy

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SmartBear continues to expand its business in Europe!  The company is excited to announce it has established a partnership with Emerasoft in Italy. The European software quality management market has been experiencing double digit growth and in order to satisfy customer … [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...]

Top 11 Misconceptions About APIs

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APIs permeate the connected world, used by technical and non-technical professionals alike. At some point, we all work with APIs, building them, selling them, maintaining them and consuming them. With so many viewpoints and opinions, misconceptions can quickly emerge, … [Read more...]