Come Meet and Learn with SmartBear at APIStrat 2016

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The 2016 API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat) kicks off this week, November 2-4 in Boston, MA.

As a company that has been helping organization build exceptional APIs for over 10 years, we are proud to be sponsoring this year’s event. As a company that’s based in Boston, we are thrilled to welcome APIStrat to Boston.

APIStrat is in its seventh year, and will bring together people from across a variety of industries to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the API space.

This year, we are looking forward to connecting with other API enthusiasts, and will also be demonstrating our API lifecycle solutions — Ready! API, Alertsite, and SwaggerHub — at the SmartBear booth.

We have a number of activities planned throughout the week at APIStrat. Here’s a look at what our team is looking forward to at APIStrat:

Welcome to Boston APIStrat Meetup & Panel Discussion

We are kicking off APIStrat tonight, November 1, at SmartBear HQ with an API expert panel: Developing an API Strategy for 2017, featuring:

If you’re in Boston for the event, we hope you’ll stop by for a great opportunity to connect with other APIStrat speakers and attendees.

The meetup kicks off at 6pm. RSVP here for more details and directions.

Can’t make it? We will be broadcasting the API panel live on Facebook. Simply follow SmartBear on Facebook to receive a notification when we go live.

SmartBear API Experts Presenting at APIStrat

The Big Problem with the Big Picture — Nov 3, 3:05pm

Presented by Amber Fallon, Technical Sales Engineer, SmartBear Software

APIs are BIG. Bigger than many of us, even those of us in the industry, may realize – in fact, the total number of public APIs has exploded from under 7,500 in 2012 to over 15,000 in 2015. Larger companies have larger API structures, with more dependencies and integrations than ever before, and that number is growing. Entire business models have formed around the APIs provided by some of the industry’s heaviest hitters. With that scale come challenges like managing your public API in a way that will foster growth of dependent APIs, scaling up, maintaining your SLA, and allowing for the versatility of user created applications; your API may be used in ways you never envisioned. In this session, I’ll address challenges like sandboxing at scale, aiding in end user integrations, and managing the infinite number of dependencies larger APIs may encounter.

Testing Your APIs with Cucumber — Nov 4, 11:15am

Presented by Ole Lensmar, CTO, SmartBear

BDD with Cucumber is gaining in popularity as it allows the expression of requirements using a custom domain-specific language that can be executed as tests to validate actual implementations. APIs, in particular, seem to have a lot to gain from this approach as they are often technical in nature. It seems that a correctly performed Cucumber implementation should allow increasingly non-technical stakeholders to participate in defining the requirements for an API’s behavior and functionality. Ole Lensmar discusses how non-technical Cucumber vocabularies can be made to describe something as inherently technical as APIs. He also shares how the usage of Cucumber scales as the complexity of an API increases, and how standards like Swagger make Cucumber testing even more intuitive.

Live Demonstrations: Solutions for the API Lifecycle — Nov 3-4

We will be doing live demonstrations throughout the day of our Ready! API and SwaggerHub solutions. Come learn more about our different solutions for the API lifecycle — from design to deployment. Or if you’re an existing customer, come meet the team and find out about what we’ve been working on.

We’ll be sharing interviews and updates from APIStrat throughout the week.  Stay up-to-date with the latest from SmartBear at API at SmartBear.com/APIStrat.

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