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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...]

Mobilegeddon is Coming: What They Don’t Tell You About Google’s New Search Algorithm Change

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I love it how Google names its major search algorithm releases so adorably—“Bad news is, this algorithm change is capable of crippling your online business and costing you a fortune in potential revenue, but hey it’s not so bad, look at the bright side—we <3 … [Read more...]

How does Amazon Dash prove the API economy?

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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...]

Swarm Monitoring

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Previously I wrote about crowd-sourced monitoring and how in order to monitor crowd-sourced applications you should monitor in the crowd itself. This week I want to talk about monitoring robots, specifically, groups of robots or swarms (which are two different things). … [Read more...]

Being Ready for IoT Success

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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...]

One Dress, Two Llamas, FREE Performance Monitoring and the Future of the Internet

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I wonder how many bored or stressed people out there were thinking to themselves, “I’ll never make it to the weeken—” just as they scrolled down to see the interweb gods had blessed our newsfeeds with the “Llamas on the Lam” story last Thursday afternoon. It’s fun to imagine … [Read more...]

The Most Common API Security Hacks of 2014 [Infographic]

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2014 was the year of the API security hack. Snapchat, Twitter, Tinder – these companies and more all experienced malicious API security attacks that compromised their users’ data, and as a result, their credibility. So we looked at the hard numbers this year to determine the … [Read more...]

Holiday Season Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Global Website Performance Epidemic

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  Holiday-Season-Shopping-Cart-Abandonment-the-eCommerce-Web-Performance-Epidemic from SmartBear   Here we are again. It’s that time we prep for all year—making sure our website performance is optimized for holiday revenue, and watching our calories to … [Read more...]

6 Challenges Facing DevOps and Operations Teams in 2015

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To say that Operations and DevOps will have a new set of challenges in the coming year is a bit redundant, as their entire job is based on solving problems and facing challenges. However the current and future landscape of tools, technologies, and processes is changing … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 2

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In part one of this blog series, I touched upon the enormous opportunity holiday season presents for any internet retailer. While this all sounds like great news for e-retailers, the holiday season comes with its own set of challenges. Even though customer spend and traffic … [Read more...]