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...]

SoapUI Open Source 5.1.2 Refresh

It’s been a while since we’ve released an update to SoapUI open source, but truthfully we’ve been busy here at SmartBear. We wished we could have released it sooner, but there are just some things that needed to change first. Amongst other things, we moved our corporate … [Read more...]

Considering Net Neutrality and API Access

By now, you’ve heard a lot about net neutrality. The FCC has voted to classify Internet service providers as Title II common carriers. ISPs no longer have the right to provide preferential treatment to some customers or to throttle bandwidth for others. The FCC now has all … [Read more...]

The Sexiest Acronyms These Days: MQTT, IOT and IBM

Of course, when you go to Las Vegas, you expect to see 'sexy'. The glitz and glamour of the Strip was the perfect locale for this enormous and lively conference hosted by IBM and showcasing some of the latest trends in cloud, API, and Internet of Things. What was … [Read more...]

Delving Into the Microservices Architecture

Although microservice architecture is fairly new, the basic concept behind it is one that will seem familiar to many software professionals. The guiding principles behind microservices include: Using small, single purpose, service-based applications to create a fully … [Read more...]

iOS Update Brings Philips Hue’s Lack of App Testing to Light

Philips, an industry leader in connected devices and services, recently released a faulty version of their iOS Hue app that instantly crashes when you launch it. Instead of controlling lights from a phone or tablet, as is the primary selling point of the Hue connected … [Read more...]

IT Security’s Perfect Storm is Brewing

30 foot waves crashing all around. Constant rain. Cold. Hope is lost. This is the scene in George Clooney's tragic film, the Perfect Storm, which climaxes in the vain efforts of a group of sailors trying to push through a raging hurricane to get a boatful of fish to port. As … [Read more...]

Avoid Pulling a Moonpig by Security Testing Your API

What do you do to ensure that your APIs are as secure as possible and still meet your release deadlines? A major UK-based online greeting card provider, Moonpig, has been found to contain numerous security flaws in their front-facing REST API. Developer Paul Price posted … [Read more...]

Hardening Your Application Against API Failures with API Virtualization

True confession time:  I’m a Candy Crush Saga addict. There was a time when we all were, but it’s become less of an open conversation these days and those of us who still linger in the parking lot to play just one more game before going into the office… well, we don’t speak … [Read more...]