The API is the Invisible Hand Behind the Internet of Things

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When I was a kid, my mom used to tell me that the scanners at K-mart were manned by little elves. Now I know better. Unlike this fantasy elf-driven world, the application programming interface or API is really the driving force behind today’s scanners, tracking that can of … [Read more...]

How does Amazon Dash prove the API economy?


When APIs are present in every corner of your home, computers begin to look a bit passe. It's an obvious progression, right? Amazon now ships certain subscription items like laundry detergent, lotion, breakfast bars, and other replenishables with a cute little plastic … [Read more...]

Being Ready for IoT Success


It’s one thing to get some devices to work together using APIs in a development shop; it’s an entirely different thing to ship usable, innovative technology to consumers in a $14.4 trillion dollar market. The explosion of manufacturer and developer interest in IoT-related … [Read more...]

The Sexiest Acronyms These Days: MQTT, IOT and IBM


Of course, when you go to Las Vegas, you expect to see 'sexy'. The glitz and glamour of the Strip was the perfect locale for this enormous and lively conference hosted by IBM and showcasing some of the latest trends in cloud, API, and Internet of Things. What was … [Read more...]

Testing the Internet of Things


The mobile revolution flipped testing on its side. Suddenly teams and testers had to think about connectivity in new ways: power sources, the impact of touch technology, system interruptions, bandwidth, and dropped connections. Then came the collaborative revolution and … [Read more...]

Perfecto Mobile Monitoring Powered by SmartBear


SmartBear and Perfecto Mobile have announced a joint partnership. We have developed an integrated solution MobileCloud Monitoring , powered by SmartBear, to provide testing and monitoring for native mobile applications. Let me take you through what we’ve done. Perfecto … [Read more...]

The API Copyright Debate Surfaces Again


It all started back in May 2014, when a federal appeals court made a ruling that sparked outrage and controversy in the software industry. Their decision was theoretically a final step in the long-standing lawsuit between Google and Oracle, where Oracle claims that Android … [Read more...]

Just One New Kid on the Block in Gartner’s 2014 MQ for Application Performance

SmartBear's AlertSite UXM burst onto the scene in June 2014, making SmartBear the only new vendor featured in this year's Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance

Exciting news—SmartBear is featured in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application performance, the only new vendor added this year! Gartner’s annual report published by Jonah Kowall and Will Cappelli reviews leading vendors in the APM space. SmartBear acquired … [Read more...]

6 Challenges Facing DevOps and Operations Teams in 2015


To say that Operations and DevOps will have a new set of challenges in the coming year is a bit redundant, as their entire job is based on solving problems and facing challenges. However the current and future landscape of tools, technologies, and processes is changing … [Read more...]

3 Takeaways from Velocity New York 2014 (and What this Means for APM Solutions)


While exhibiting with the SmartBear AlertSite UXM team in Velocity last week, I managed to skip away from the booth quite a bit to squeeze in as many sessions as possible. The more sessions I attended, the more some common themes started materializing. The three themes that … [Read more...]