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Quality Conversations on Financial Technology and API Culture in London

An event like APIdays London proves that it’s not always a bad thing to show up to an event underdressed. Last week at APIdays London, the sessions were well attended by both financial business professionals in suits and fellow technical geeks like me in jeans. Aside from … [Read more...]

How SoapUI Was Created: An Interview with Ole Lensmar

Ole Lensmar, our own CTO at SmartBear, talks about the creation of SoapUI. SoapUI has risen to become the most widely used API testing tool in a market that is expanding quickly. With the accelerated adoption of RESTful APIs, combining with the existing usage of the SOAP … [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...]

Top 11 Misconceptions About APIs

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

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

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

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]

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

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?

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...]