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World’s Best API Monitoring & IoT Testing, Free for Everyone!

SoapUI 5.2 - API Testing & Monitoring - Open Source and 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...]

Top 11 Misconceptions About APIs

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APIs permeate the connected world, used by technical and non-technical professionals alike. At some point, we all work with APIs, building them, selling them, maintaining them and consuming them. With so many viewpoints and opinions, misconceptions can quickly emerge, … [Read more...]

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...]

4 Ways to Load Test Your API

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You know the feeling. You’re surfing along and then BAM! you get the dreaded 503 (Service unavailable) The server is currently unavailable (because it is overloaded or down for maintenance). Do you remember what you were searching for the last time that happened? … [Read more...]

API Security in REST vs SOAP

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Web application and API security is paramount to digital exchanges in the connected world: the balance transfer you just made from your bank’s mobile app, those notes your doctor just entered in during your check-up, the password you just sent over SMS;  they all need to be … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Ready! API 1.3 Empowers Teams with Continuous Security

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Imagine that the world around you is connected together by a network of data and software. Your location, your financial information, your family photos, your musingsare all floating out there up in the cloud. Now imagine that the pipes connecting all of your personal data … [Read more...]

You’re Virtually There… But Who’s Listening?

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How to Evangelize Your API Program to Internal Stakeholders Okay, you’ve written today’s most popular mobile game. Or maybe your services make your company’s online catalog work. Or your team publishes multimedia APIs used by thousands of developers on the web. You don’t … [Read more...]

Testing Challenges Associated with Machine Learning APIs

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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...]

Talking About Microservices: Recap of API Craft Boston

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A few weeks ago, SmartBear hosted API Craft Boston with the folks from Akana, Ian Goldsmith and Laura Heritage, to talk about microservices. It was an extremely informative presentation of where microservices came from, what it solves, and considerations around how it might … [Read more...]