Looking Ahead to a Big Week at Microsoft Build 2017

We are excited to be joining 5,000+ software professionals from around the Microsoft ecosystem in Seattle, Washington for Microsoft Build 2017, May 10-12. Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual developer conference, and has become the place that developers come together to … [Read more...]

The API Economy and How to Optimize Your Organization’s Swagger API Workflow [Webinar]

Recognizing APIs as a driver of business and strategic initiatives is a fairly recent development, and organizations have now started to invest heavily in their API strategy. Organizations that are making significant investments in developing API strategies go beyond … [Read more...]

Expert Panel: Developing an API Strategy for 2017 [Video]

Earlier this month we had the privilege of inviting a collection of API experts to SmartBear HQ for a panel discussion on the current state and future of APIs. The panel: Developing an API Strategy for 2017, focused on the challenges, opportunities, and issues facing the … [Read more...]

Come Meet and Learn with SmartBear at APIStrat 2016

The 2016 API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat) kicks off this week, November 2-4 in Boston, MA. As a company that has been helping organization build exceptional APIs for over 10 years, we are proud to be sponsoring this year’s event. As a company that’s based … [Read more...]

80 Tips for Writing Better Code from Real Developers [SlideShare]

Earlier this year, we reached out to hundreds of developers, across a wide variety of industries, and asked them to share advice for other developers. The question we wanted to answer was, “What is the best piece of advice you have for a developer or a team of developers … [Read more...]

Virtualization in Definition-Driven API Development

Agile development is highly iterative, and relies upon the rapid development of software and early feedback. These practices are well understood and practiced in mature application development teams. The shift to an agile software development process has helped teams … [Read more...]

Take The Ultimate REST API Challenge

If you're reading this, you've probably heard the terms API and REST used extensively — but how much do you actually know about REST APIs? Over the last few weeks, we’ve rolled out a ton of new education about using and testing REST APIs. We’ve looked at: the history of … [Read more...]

[Infographic] REST 101: An Introduction to RESTful APIs

Imagine if every PhD dissertation resulted in something that changed the world? That’s what happened when Roy Fielding presented his doctoral dissertation on the “representational state transfer” at University of California-Irvine in 2000. This dissertation laid the … [Read more...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Agile API Development

API development is changing at a more rapid pace than it ever has in its short history. This pace is also impacted with a series of challenges that can impact an organization’s ability to deliver software in a reliable and repeatable way. As new Agile methodologies … [Read more...]

A QA Manager’s Guide to Reducing Project Cost with API Virtualization

As APIs become increasingly prevalent in digital systems, software teams look to speed their delivery process using virtualized versions of their APIs to simplify timing and resource logistics. Traditionally, using virtual APIs has required teams to set up an enterprise … [Read more...]