Twitter Vs. The API Economy

Last week, social media giant Twitter announced that it would be suspending access to its “firehose” data feed API, a blow for companies such as Datasift using the raw information of all posted statuses for data mining, analytics, and insights. In some sense, controversy … [Read more...]

How does Amazon Dash prove the API economy?

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...]

Is Continuous Security Part of Tinder’s API Strategy?

Have we completely forgotten that some doors need locks…that work? With companies like Apple, Tinder, and SnapChat releasing APIs that have significant security concerns, it makes you wonder what, if any, process do app and service providers have to make sure they’re safe … [Read more...]

HTML6 & APIs as Natural Friends

As if HTML5 isn't new enough to many web developers, people thinking ahead to HTML6 are including native support for APIs as a first-class citizen to the in-browser application experience. Reported by SDTimes today, this is very exciting news for web application developers … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 5

Getting More Out of Your Load Tests You may want to simulate different data for each virtual user in your load test. For instance, making each virtual user use different user credentials and form values for data entry help to drive out any web server or database caching … [Read more...]