Educating NUIG on the API Economy

Last week I had the opportunity to guest lecture on the API Economy at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) for Business Information Systems first year students. This was a unique opportunity for me having graduated from this program myself.  My presentation … [Read more...]

Looking Ahead to APIStrat 2017

Next week, the SmartBear API team will be heading to Portland, Oregon for the 8th annual API Strategy & Practice Conference (better known as APIStrat). This annual event brings together hundreds of API practitioners for three days of discussions, workshops, and … [Read more...]

[Event] APIs as a Part of your Product Portfolio: The Key to Success in the API Economy

It is time to start thinking about APIs as first class members of your product portfolio Application Programming Interface (APIs) are allowing regular applications to transition into the platform age, unlocking new capabilities, business opportunities and revenue stream … [Read more...]

Speed Up Your API Development with Service Virtualization

Let’s say you have designed and documented a new Swagger API. You must develop and test it to ensure everything works as intended before you can release it to your customers so they can provide feedback. To incorporate their feedback, you’ll need to go through the entire … [Read more...]

The Future is Compatible: The Role of API Description in Development

The future is compatible. If communications between applications were as simple to create as the plumbing in a building, it would be much easier for developers to write revolutionary code. But isn’t that easier said than done? Not if you have the right tools! Thanks to … [Read more...]

Join the ReadyAPI Community Virtual Event- One Month Left

In July, we finished phase 2 of our API Bloom challenge, the online SmartBear Community event for ReadyAPI users. This challenge consisted of weekly tasks in which participants shared their knowledge and competed against other community members for prizes. So far, we've had … [Read more...]

A Dashboard is Worth a Thousand Tests

Data driven dashboards are providing users access to buried insights and a holistic picture across the testing process. Development and testing, like any other digital activity, leaves a trail of data and developers and testers don’t realize it. Every time code is … [Read more...]

Five Major API Development and Testing Trends

I’ve been designing, developing, and testing APIs for many years, and I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed just about every type of API initiative. Although many aspects of the API lifecycle are the same as they’ve always been, over the past couple of years I’ve … [Read more...]

More Than Meets the API. Service Virtualization is Being Transformed

Choice of ServiceV Pro by leading fast food chain demonstrates that multi-tiered and Capex intensive solutions are losing favor with the new generation of developers Agile is not just about ensuring that software gets delivered quicker, it’s also about ensuring that the … [Read more...]

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...]