Debugging an API Performance Problem from the Real World

I see companies that survive with too few customers, then fall apart precisely when apparent success arrives: paying users start to depend on a product, response times wobble and stumble, and suddenly things become slow, ugly, and out-of-control. True life examples … [Read more...]

12 Resources for Perfecting Your API Performance Strategy

How do you measure the success of your APIs? That’s the question we asked the 1,300+ API providers that participated in our State of API 2016 Report. API providers across all industries agreed — performance is the primary way to measure the success of an API. Less … [Read more...]

The Role of Testing in API Performance

Let’s consider a list of testing services: Functional Testing Automated Testing Security Testing Web Performance Testing API Performance Testing API Functional Testing Mobile Testing These sorts of lists are universal. But rather than just running down a … [Read more...]

API Speed and Performance: A Guide to Staying In Front of API Performance Problems

Speed. Performance. Reliability. These are the characteristics you strive for when developing, deploying, and maintaining a truly powerful application. These are also the characteristics your customers will use to form their opinions about the performance of that … [Read more...]

5 API Experts on the State of APIs in 2016

Earlier this year, SmartBear Software released a new industry report looking at the growth, challenges, and opportunities for the API industry in 2016. The State of API 2016 Report, included input from  over 2,300 software developers, testers, IT/operations professionals … [Read more...]

Why API Performance Matters (And What to Do About It)

When working with API teams on API testing, almost all of my time went to seeing if the API was functional. Ideally, programmers create, read, update and delete (CRUD) when developing new endpoints. Testers spend time on more complex scenarios trying to discover problems … [Read more...]