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

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

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...]

The API is the Invisible Hand Behind the Internet of Things

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...]

Barcelona Speaks Out on APIs, IoT, Hypermedia and More! [Video]

APIdays Mediterranean in Barcelona Spain May 6-7 was far from just another conference. It was a unique experience to have so many talented, passionate, and dedicated professionals all in one place collaborating on APIs, microservices, and hypermedia. I had a chance to chat … [Read more...]

Riding The New Wave With API Monitoring [Video]

We had a conversation with Anand Sundaram, our Vice President, Products AlertSite. He has an extensive background in software quality, security and post deployment monitoring having built two load testing products and invented the first post deployment deep transaction … [Read more...]

Testing Challenges Associated with Machine Learning APIs

Introduction Machine learning is a combination of specialized algorithms, data, and automation. The machine is actually an algorithm that learns from past mistakes in order to create a refined solution. The learning process involves training with known data and then testing … [Read more...]

Protocols, Security, and The IoT

Security was top of mind on IoT Day in Boston last week. Industry experts and over 75 guests debated the value around IoT protocols, security, and theory in the upcoming IoT economy. Moderated by Andy Thurai of IBM, panelists included Michael Campbell of MachineShop, Joe … [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...]

What Are You Syncing About?

There are a lot of devices in our lives; too many some days it seems. Devices live and breathe data like people do air, an increasingly do so through APIs. Add a massive stream of constantly changing data on top, and you have the makings of either a compelling platform or a … [Read more...]