SmartBear’s API Meetup – Boston #APIStrat 2016: Meet our panelists!

SmartBear is excited to welcome APIStrat 2016 to Boston! Join us for a pre-APIStrat Meetup on Tuesday, November 1 at SmartBear headquarters. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other API enthusiasts, and enjoy food, drinks, and an expert API strategy panel. If you … [Read more...]

What To Do When Chrome Drops Support For Your REST API Testing

Recently, Google announced it will be ending support for apps in the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac and Linux. This announcement has a significant impact for anyone interacting directly with REST APIs.  The news puts an end-of-life date to popular Chrome apps like … [Read more...]

SmartBear’s Ultimate REST API Challenge: The Results Are In!

A few weeks ago, we launched the Ultimate REST API Challenge for two weeks, and it was a huge success! Almost 1,000 people participated – a large percentage of which shared their results on social media. As promised, one winner was selected: Sivakumar won a DJI Phantom 3 … [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...]

API Security: 6 Themes for Securing Your API

Security certainly feels a lot more like a journey than a destination. This is especially true with APIs becoming a critical piece of any mobile or web application. With so much information being shared through APIs, teams need to ask themselves: how can you effectively … [Read more...]

The Role of System Testing in Automated Infrastructure

In today's world of delivering software, the automation of infrastructure has become a key component in providing consistency and reliability. The ease by which we can "spin-up" tens to thousands of virtual machines hides the fact that there is significant complexity in … [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...]

3 Ways to Fortify Your APIs to Make Sure They’re Battle Ready

In this post we examine the impact of an outage of HBO’s live-streaming service, HBO Now, which took place in June during an airing of an episode of Game of Thrones. We’ll look at what teams working with APIs should learn from this incident, why API testing is important, and … [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...]

Knowledge Management: How to Use CI/CD to Capture Your API Delivery Process

Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment provide a very powerful set of solutions for integration of software changes. While the automation of software integration and delivery to development, staging, or production is the primary purpose or … [Read more...]