CA Technologies acquires Runscope – What’s Next for the API Economy?

Yesterday CA Technologies announced its acquisition of Runscope, a SaaS API monitoring solutions provider. In recent years, the API economy has seen explosive growth.  As of today, the ProgrammableWeb lists 16,590 APIs in its database. CA Technologies’ acquisition validates … [Read more...]

SmartBear Study Hall: The Ins and Outs of AlertSite

Hello SmartBear Study Hall readers, Some of you may know who I am, and some of you may not. Or perhaps you’ve heard my voice during trainings, but never gotten a proper introduction. My name is Denis Goodwin and for nearly three years I’ve been the Product Owner of … [Read more...]

False Alarms – Your Ops Nemesis

If you work in operations, or manage a monitoring or operations center, you understand the frustration that comes with false alarms. IT analytics firm BigPanda recently conducted a 2016 State of Monitoring survey and found that 79% of IT professionals see reducing alert … [Read more...]

12 Resources for Perfecting Your API Performance Strategy

How do you measure the success of your APIs? That’s the question we asked the 1,300+ API providers that participated in our State of API 2016 Report. API providers across all industries agreed — performance is the primary way to measure the success of an API. Less … [Read more...]

Why Financial Service Companies Should Care About Application Performance

Historically, financial services have always been the early adopters and pioneers of advanced technology. I am talking about financial services in an all-inclusive sense — which encompasses a broad range of institutions that manage money, including credit unions, banks, … [Read more...]

Why You Should Be Monitoring Your APIs

Gone are the days when SOAP, REST and microservices were buzzwords that did not apply to you. Gone are also the days when monolithic applications were built by organizations end-end. The availability of specialized components and services from different organizations … [Read more...]

APIs: A Costly Blind Spot for Your Application

APIs have taken the world by storm in recent years. The use of APIs has gone beyond just traditional “software” companies, to companies and organizations across industries using APIs to share information and power their applications. According to SmartBear’s State of … [Read more...]

When Twitter Falls Down, Do You Stay Up? What Developers Can Learn from Twitter’s Latest Outage

Not even the social media mogul Twitter is immune to outages. Beginning just after 2am EST on Tuesday, a wide-spread outage gave the world a lengthy opportunity to ask: What would the world be like without Twitter? For one, we’d probably all have a lot more time on our … [Read more...]

13 Experts Share Their 2016 Software Industry Predictions [SlideShare]

It’s never easy to predict the future. But if you want to plan for the future, you need to keep an eye on what’s coming next. This month, we reached out to people from different areas of the software industry to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2016. From DevOps … [Read more...]

When It’s Not Just an App, But Your Entire Business

Wandering on is my favorite pastime. One gets to see all innovative things happening in the world of startups. My other favorite place is Co-foundersLab. Recently, I've seen a trend of explaining business ideas like 'Uber' for something’ or ‘Airbnb for something’. … [Read more...]