Crush the Rush: Holiday API Performance

This year, you and everyone on your team have a big responsibility: Make sure that your website, mobile app can handle the heavy volume of traffic that’s coming…soon. Why Should I Care about Load Testing Right Now? The holidays are just around the corner, and many other … [Read more...]

How 6 Elite Industry Experts Approach API Testing

Good API testing is part of the fabric of a technology enterprise, whether the company is a lean and mean startup or a well-established Fortune 500 business. Comprehensive API testing does not happen in a vacuum. It’s a result of management decisions. The quality of API … [Read more...]

My Love/Hate Relationship With APIs

Ten years ago I was a programmer working at an insurance company. The hard IT work of an insurance company is claims processing - taking in new members, getting claims, figuring out how they should be payed, and paying them electronically. That meant a big database. We … [Read more...]

How Much is Your API Worth?

What most people are willing to pay for it. This might sound trite, but it’s true. The basic laws of valuation don’t go away just because we’re living in a world of Microservices, PaaS and Big Data on demand. It doesn’t matter if you are giving your API away, any more … [Read more...]

You Can’t Test All the Things: API, IoT, ROI TBD

I have three words for everyone in software testing: prioritize, prioritize, and prioritize. You can’t test every possible permutation of your software, especially so with APIs and IoT devices where you’re placing much of the user experience in the hands of integrators to … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Convince People to Use Your API

Early in my career, I spent time writing Linux kernel modules and drivers in C using a realtime framework.  To understand the functions and library utilities at my disposal, I had printed out the official documentation in all its glory.  Printing it took an entire day, and I … [Read more...]

Quality Conversations on Financial Technology and API Culture in London

An event like APIdays London proves that it’s not always a bad thing to show up to an event underdressed. Last week at APIdays London, the sessions were well attended by both financial business professionals in suits and fellow technical geeks like me in jeans. Aside from … [Read more...]

API Virtualization Infographic from ServiceV Pro

To help API builders and testers learn more about API Virtualization, the ServiceV Pro team put together a nice infographic. Instead of setting up a whole separate server stack to mimic production, API virtualization aims to simulate the minimum behaviors of one or more API … [Read more...]

Fintech and DevOps Collide in London: SmartBear and Sogeti UK

Financial institutions, like other critical service industries such as health care and air travel, have the unique challenge of no room for failure. It’s a bad day if your ATM card doesn’t work. It’s a really bad day if you do a bunch of online trading based on incorrect … [Read more...]

Putting The Test Back Into DevOps

DevOps has become synonymous with empowering developers to move faster and deliver more software, but has unintentionally moved software quality and testing into a corner. The pendulum that swings back and forth between very slow testing and staying far away from overly … [Read more...]