Ask Me Anything: All About the API Economy

Nowadays, regardless of what industry you work in, it is nearly impossible to build your business without some kind of digital platform. And it’s no secret that APIs are the key to building a successful platform for your organization. A Quick Refresher “API” stands for … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why You Should Monitor Your API Transactions With New Multi-Step Monitors in AlertSite

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve added new Multi-Step API Monitors in AlertSite, empowering you to full visibility into API transactions and understand your user journeys as a whole, rather than just the availability of an API Endpoint. This update builds on AlertSite’s … [Read more...]

Flashback: Our Favorite Sessions from SmartBear Connect 2017

In case you missed it, we recently announced our annual user conference, SmartBear Connect! This year, SmartBear Connect will be held in Boston’s Back Bay from October 29-30th. Before directing all our attention forward to this October, we thought it would be fun to look … [Read more...]

Is Open Banking Doomed?

For years, financial institutions were revered as conservative, predictable, and stable. Until chaos erupted in 2008, and Since then, the demand for transparency and increased consumer power has boiled abruptly to the surface, requiring financial institutions to move quickly … [Read more...]

Take Your OpenAPI Specification files to a Whole New Level with AlertSite API Monitoring

In our digital economy, innovation never stops. Increasingly, companies are recognizing the value of design as an imperative part of the software development lifecycle. API definition formats such as OpenAPI (formerly known as Swagger) provide a contract for development … [Read more...]

3 Ways AlertSite API Monitoring Can Up Your User Experience In 2018

It’s no doubt that user experience can make or break your business. It’s also no mystery that APIs help drive continuous innovation in both mobile and web digital assets to help you create a seamless user experience. Whether it’s an API call to PayPal for your checkout … [Read more...]

SmartBear Study Hall: The Ins and Outs of AlertSite

Hello SmartBear Study Hall readers, Some of you may know who I am, and some of you may not. Or perhaps you’ve heard my voice during trainings, but never gotten a proper introduction. My name is Denis Goodwin and for nearly three years I’ve been the Product Owner of … [Read more...]

The Cloud Just Had a Thunderstorm… Now What?

We’ve all heard about and likely experienced the impact of the most recent Amazon S3 outage, and while it’s easy to pick on Amazon for the wide-spread fallout this outage caused, that’s not the point. Whether your business critical apps are hosted on AWS, Azure, GCP, or any … [Read more...]

Why You Should Be Monitoring Your APIs

Gone are the days when SOAP, REST and microservices were buzzwords that did not apply to you. Gone are also the days when monolithic applications were built by organizations end-end. The availability of specialized components and services from different organizations … [Read more...]

APIs: A Costly Blind Spot for Your Application

APIs have taken the world by storm in recent years. The use of APIs has gone beyond just traditional “software” companies, to companies and organizations across industries using APIs to share information and power their applications. According to SmartBear’s State of … [Read more...]