SmartBear Recognized as a Major Vendor in the IoT Testing Space

MarketsandMarkets Recognized the Advanced Integration Testing Capabilities of SmartBear’s API Testing Tools Integrations are a critical piece of IoT ecosystem. Robust testing of these integrations is critical to ensure the success of the IoT project, which often requires … [Read more...]

Top 5 API Testing Blog Posts of 2016

With December winding down and 2016 in the rear-view mirror, it's a great time to take a step back and examine some of the hottest topics in the API testing world over the past year. Below are the top five highest trafficked blog posts on API testing-related topics that we … [Read more...]

The Role of System Testing in Automated Infrastructure

In today's world of delivering software, the automation of infrastructure has become a key component in providing consistency and reliability. The ease by which we can "spin-up" tens to thousands of virtual machines hides the fact that there is significant complexity in … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Fortify Your APIs to Make Sure They’re Battle Ready

In this post we examine the impact of an outage of HBO’s live-streaming service, HBO Now, which took place in June during an airing of an episode of Game of Thrones. We’ll look at what teams working with APIs should learn from this incident, why API testing is important, and … [Read more...]

5 Rookie Mistakes that Can Destroy Your API Strategy

APIs have taken the technical industry by storm. APIs are front and center of mobile, cloud, and IoT initiatives. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the “API-first” approach has proven to be extremely adaptable to integrations, and to serving as the core engine for … [Read more...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Agile API Development

API development is changing at a more rapid pace than it ever has in its short history. This pace is also impacted with a series of challenges that can impact an organization’s ability to deliver software in a reliable and repeatable way. As new Agile methodologies … [Read more...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Using and Testing RESTful APIs

Imagine if every PhD dissertation resulted in something that changed the world? Sadly, most end up with a copy on the shelf at the university library, maybe one in the author’s office, and little more. But one, about 16 years ago, led to the foundation of that thing we … [Read more...]

How API Virtualization Enables Smarter Development

While API virtualization is already over a decade old, many developers, testers, and decision-makers still misunderstand it. Virtual APIs create an environment that teams can use to mimic the characteristics of the production environment and create simulated responses … [Read more...]

A QA Manager’s Guide to Reducing Project Cost with API Virtualization

As APIs become increasingly prevalent in digital systems, software teams look to speed their delivery process using virtualized versions of their APIs to simplify timing and resource logistics. Traditionally, using virtual APIs has required teams to set up an enterprise … [Read more...]

5 API Testing Roadblocks You Can Overcome with Virtual APIs

Today’s software architecture relies on APIs as core to the application in much the same way as a database or user interface are considered core components to the architecture. That reliance on APIs means that application testers have to test the application’s reaction to … [Read more...]