Developer Experience: The Key to a Successful API

User experience is the key to adoption. If no one understands how to use your product, they won’t buy it. This is equally true in the world of APIs. Developers are more likely to adopt and stick with a platform or service that they enjoy using. The key to the success of your … [Read more...]

The Future is Compatible: The Role of API Description in Development

The future is compatible. If communications between applications were as simple to create as the plumbing in a building, it would be much easier for developers to write revolutionary code. But isn’t that easier said than done? Not if you have the right tools! Thanks to … [Read more...]

Join the ReadyAPI Community Virtual Event- One Month Left

In July, we finished phase 2 of our API Bloom challenge, the online SmartBear Community event for ReadyAPI users. This challenge consisted of weekly tasks in which participants shared their knowledge and competed against other community members for prizes. So far, we've had … [Read more...]

Developer of Things: IoT API Development and Testing

  In the last few decades we have had a front row seat to witness the evolution of devices that generate and consume information on the internet. The format, frequency and methodology information flow between devices has also changed. You do not have to be a developer to … [Read more...]

The Evolution of the Swagger Specification, Coming Your Way!

The Swagger Specification is what makes all the Swagger and SwaggerHub tooling hum--it describes a commitment from the API that you can depend upon, and does so in a simple, machine-readable manner. From that information we can build great documentation, interactive user … [Read more...]

MuleSoft IPO – how will it impact the API Lifecycle space?

MuleSoft IPO coming soon – MuleSoft filed their S-1 paperwork for their IPO with the SEC on February 17th, 2017. MuleSoft is looking to raise $100 million through this initial public offering. They have not yet set a date for their IPO, so in the meantime, customers, … [Read more...]

API Virtualization: A Strategy for Uniting Teams

  Recently an analysis was completed by SmartBear to gauge the sense of what software professionals believe is the core value provided by API virtualization. It was concluded that software professionals, including developers, testers, managers and architects … [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...]

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...]

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...]