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6 Values Developers and Operations Share in APM Solutions

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In a recent post, we looked at the external APM ecology: what factors help promote the use of APM in the organization. While the on-site Dev and Ops cliques have their own desires and needs, they both have common interests. Those common interests should show up in an APM … [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...]

An APM Solution Divided Cannot Stand

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Frustrations with lack of tool unification might just lead to revolution in the APM space... Application Performance Management (APM) is a broad concept, and many technologies fall under its umbrella. With renewed focus on performance, APM is a very hot topic and a high … [Read more...]

GIF is Dead; Long Live WebM

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The GIF format was given new life for its animation capabilities, but WebM blows that away The GIF format had been left for dead following the LZW patent dispute of the mid-1990s, but enjoyed a resurrection thanks to the demise of said offending patent and the realization … [Read more...]

Why is AlertSite Going SaaS? [From the SmartBear Video Archive]

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Last week SmartBear announced our new Saas user experience platform, AlertSite UXM. As is the case with most companies, our marketing team tends to put forth an elevated level of energy and enthusiasm when we release a new product that we really believe in. Sure, it can get … [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...]

9 Challenges Faced by Google Glass Developers

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Developing apps for Google's Android is usually smooth as glass. Developing for Glass? Not so smooth. Here are some complications that only Glassware developers will encounter. Google refers to the people who sport its Glass, the technology that doubles as eyewear, as … [Read more...]

Wi-Fi at 802.11ac: Fast and Maddening

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Good news: Wi-Fi networking technology is improving. Bad news: The top speed may surpass your backhaul, and carriers will become the most frequent bottleneck. There will be joy, and there will be disappointment. The latest IEEE 802.11ac spec will allow wireless speeds in … [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...]

Why Context Won’t Be King Soon

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Software developers and marketers are talking a lot about “context” these days. And yet, end customers are still presented with irrelevant ads and irrelevant software options. The truth is, contextual awareness is not even close to being "there" yet. Here are a few of the … [Read more...]