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Collaborator’s New API Feature – Part 1

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This is part one of the technical series about Collaborator’s new API feature. Collaborator has a brand new API, and I wanted to see what I could do with it. But what would be useful? What benefit would this have, other than being a learning experience for me? A couple … [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...]

Protocols, Security, and The IoT

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Security was top of mind on IoT Day in Boston last week. Industry experts and over 75 guests debated the value around IoT protocols, security, and theory in the upcoming IoT economy. Moderated by Andy Thurai of IBM, panelists included Michael Campbell of MachineShop, Joe … [Read more...]

Image Based Automation Tools Don’t Make The Cut

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Three types of technologies are commonly used for automated test recording. The first and foremost is the technology that records user actions at the object level, essentially meaning that while recording, the technology records object information for the elements presented … [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...]

SmartBear Partners with Gallop Solutions

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SmartBear is delighted to announce the partnership with Gallop Solutions, independent software testing services company headquartered in King of Prussia, PA. With this partnership, Gallop can offer value-added testing services to its clients by leveraging SmartBear’s market … [Read more...]

How to Grow Agility through Code Review

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It has always interested me to see how different development teams treat code reviews. Some teams see code reviews as crucial to their success while others see them as a barrier to getting things done. Over time, I’ve come to the conclusion that the culture around code … [Read more...]

WebRTC and Its Impact on Testing

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Web Real Time Communications (WebRTC) is changing the way we have traditionally communicated and collaborated. To be specific, the technology allows developers to embed voice, data, instant messaging, and video into web browsers, thereby providing easier and far efficient … [Read more...]

Patterns of API Virtualization

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When Christopher Alexander wrote A Pattern Language in 1977, he was looking for a more powerful way to describe how towns and buildings were laid out. These patterns would allow architects, builders and planners to work together, to use the same words, mean the same thing, … [Read more...]

Performance Issue Considerations for Microservices APIs

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It isn’t possible to create any sort of application that doesn’t experience performance issues at some point. Performance actually takes in a lot of territory, but most developers worry about reliability and speed the most. An application that works fast, but doesn’t perform … [Read more...]