Mitigating the Next Meltdown (and Spectre) with End-to-End Peer Review

Are you familiar with Meltdown? How about Spectre? No, they are not a pair of James Bond movies. They are newly documented hardware vulnerabilities that have left nearly every computer processor made since 1995 exposed. Each flaw was identified by multiple independent … [Read more...]

Meetup: How APIs Will Make or Break Your Success with PSD2 and Open Banking

Have you learned everything you need to know about the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Open Banking? If your answer is no, you’re not alone and we're here to help. Get your questions answered by joining us in The PorterShed Galway, this Thursday, February 22nd … [Read more...]

SmartBear Heads to O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference

Great software is a product of good design and careful engineering. Software architecture is intangible, its beauty unravels only when the software continues to perform for users day after day after day – even under unforeseen situations. Great software architecture is … [Read more...]

A Look Back on Code Review in 2017

“Iron Sharpens Iron!” It’s a phrase that my high school English teacher would proclaim before he asked us to review each other’s writing. With the help of Google, I now know that he was making a biblical reference (Proverbs 27:17). The full phrase roughly translates … [Read more...]

Open Banking and PSD2: Who Is Impacted?

Banks and financial institutions are often on the cutting edge of technology. With banks, financial institutions, and fintech companies across the European Union in the process of implementing the E.U.’s Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), these types of organizations … [Read more...]

5 Lessons Agile Teams Can Learn From Netflix

Emerging from the days of video rentals and cable came a new way to digest as many movies and television shows as we want, when we want — Netflix. There’s no doubt that the binge-watching business is booming. Netflix enjoys 109.25 million customers and subscribers consume … [Read more...]

Meet Swagger Inspector: A Developer Tool to Test APIs and Generate Your OpenAPI

SmartBear knows that developing APIs that consumers love is a tricky process. As more organizations and development teams are building and leveraging APIs, there’s an increased focus on integrating with APIs that are easy to work with, and function as intended. Quality and … [Read more...]

How ‘Code Profiling’ Helps Ensure Reliability In Any Scenario in the Aerospace & Defense Industry

In one test flight, the hydraulic system of the V-22 Osprey helicopter failed just as the pilot was tilting the wing to land. A previously undiscovered error in the aircraft’s control software caused it to decelerate in response to each of the pilot’s eight attempts to reset … [Read more...]

How ‘Code Profiling’ Helps the Financial Sector Protect Against Money Theft

In one of the largest data breaches ever, Heartland Payment Systems fell victim to a malware infection that cost an estimated 100 million dollars. Investigators identified that problems with software allowed the malware to remain unnoticed long enough to do damage. In … [Read more...]

APIs are the Key to Open Banking

As 2018 rolls in, we are seeing governments around the world mulling increased regulation in the financial space. European Union (EU) has been at the forefront of this with the second payments services directive (PSD2), which dictates banks to open customer data for third … [Read more...]