When Twitter Falls Down, Do You Stay Up? What Developers Can Learn from Twitter’s Latest Outage

Not even the social media mogul Twitter is immune to outages. Beginning just after 2am EST on Tuesday, a wide-spread outage gave the world a lengthy opportunity to ask: What would the world be like without Twitter? For one, we’d probably all have a lot more time on our … [Read more...]

Introducing Private APIs for SwaggerHub

Since launching SwaggerHub in 2015, we’ve received a ton of great feedback from users about how we can improve the platform to help teams collaborate on and coordinate more effectively across the workflow of the API cycle. To kick off 2016, we are excited to announce a … [Read more...]

13 Experts Share Their 2016 Software Industry Predictions [SlideShare]

It’s never easy to predict the future. But if you want to plan for the future, you need to keep an eye on what’s coming next. This month, we reached out to people from different areas of the software industry to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2016. From DevOps … [Read more...]

Secrets of the Usable REST API

Teowaki founder Javier Ramirez kicked off his Future of Web Apps presentation with a striking headline from a local town newspaper: “I’ve been posting my letters in the dog poo box for two years.” In an effort to class up the North Yorkshire town (or perhaps to save on … [Read more...]

Why You Can’t Talk About Microservices Without Mentioning Netflix

About six years ago, Netflix began the move from a monolithic to cloud-based microservices architecture, openly documenting the journey along the way. Netflix is one of the earliest adopters of microservices, a term that didn't even exist when Netflix began moving away from … [Read more...]

The Utopia of API Documentation

It’s proven time and again how much API documentation matters to your developer experience—in fact, it kind of matters more than anything else as to whether your API is adopted or not. And certainly developer experience matters to your overall bottom line. After all, in the … [Read more...]

Building APIs in Ruby : Rails 5 and Grape

Wondering what to build you next API in? Consider Ruby. With multiple robust open-source frameworks and a fantastic community behind it, Ruby is an excellent choice when getting started with larger API projects. Let's take a look at two popular frameworks to see how you can … [Read more...]

Which API Metrics Even Matter?

Software Measurement is a tricky business. When we all agree on what the thing we are trying to count is, like pieces of candy in a jar, it is simple. Sadly, software isn't candy in a jar. We try to count things like bugs, or lines of code, of number of stories completed … [Read more...]

API Design Using Behavior Driven Development

Test-driven development (TDD) has been around for a while now.  Behavior-driven development (BDD), a comparably recent methodology, emerged from the practice of TDD and could reasonably be called a narrower application of TDD. The TDD process allows a developer to use a … [Read more...]

AlertSite integrates with Akana to bring you end-to-end view of API performance

APIs are powerful. You can be an API provider, a consumer or most likely both. The APIs you consume bring data and services to your applications, drive traffic and accelerate internal projects. The APIs you provide bring you revenue, increase footprint and open a path to … [Read more...]