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...]

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...]

World’s Best API Monitoring & IoT Testing, 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...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 5

Getting More Out of Your Load Tests You may want to simulate different data for each virtual user in your load test. For instance, making each virtual user use different user credentials and form values for data entry help to drive out any web server or database caching … [Read more...]

Show Me The Money: The New Open Source Motivation

If you think open source programming is still about developers working on projects for love or to scratch an itch, think again. A recent Linux Foundation survey found that today's free software developers are in it for the money. One stereotype of an open source … [Read more...]

Why Containers Instead of Hypervisors?

Our cloud-based IT world is founded on hypervisors. It doesn't have to be that way – and, some say, it shouldn’t be. Containers can deliver more services using the same hardware you're now using for virtual machines, said one speaker at the Linux Collaboration Summit, and … [Read more...]

On the Appreciation of Users

Forty years ago, on 15 May 1974, a small group of Unix users met at Columbia University. They met to hear Ken Thompson, to exchange bugs and solutions concerning the Unix operating system and to share bugs and solutions concerning their DEC hardware. They needed each … [Read more...]

Measuring Success in an Open Source Project

There are many ways to measure whether an open source project is gaining meaningful traction. Here how's OpenDaylight's doing it. Is Linux a success? Certainly. The Apache Web server? You betcha. Firefox, sure. But, what about smaller or newer open source projects? How … [Read more...]

SoapUI 201: Beyond the Basics

In my previous article, Getting Started with SoapUI, I went over the basic functionality of SoapUI and the structure of a SoapUI project. Once you’ve set up test cases for SOAP, REST, JMS, JDBC or AMF APIs, and after you’ve added some assertions to validate your tests, you … [Read more...]

OpenDaylight: Open Source Programming to the Software-Defined Network

As hypervisors changed data-center computing, so software-defined networking will change data-center networking. The open source OpenDaylight project is leading the way. If you follow networking vendors, you know they get along with one another about as well as a dog … [Read more...]