The API Economy: What APIs Can Do For You

You’ve probably heard at least a little bit about APIs, and how they’re making waves in today’s economy. Maybe you’re thinking that your organization should join in on the fun. But what are they, and what can they do for you? What is an API? “API” stands for … [Read more...]

Accelerating Your Open API 3.0 and Swagger API Design & Development with Advanced Mocking

Many teams run into the issue of unavailable APIs during the design and development phase of the API lifecycle. In some cases, a QA team might be reliant on the development team for an API that is under development – essentially sitting on their hands before testing can … [Read more...]

Meet Swagger Inspector: A Developer Tool to Test APIs and Generate Your OpenAPI

SmartBear knows that developing APIs that consumers love is a tricky process. As more organizations and development teams are building and leveraging APIs, there’s an increased focus on integrating with APIs that are easy to work with, and function as intended. Quality and … [Read more...]

A Top-Down Approach to End-to-End Testing

Everyone wants to feel confident their application is bug-free before the next release. Software that is bug-free means happy customers and a de-stressed development team.  However, as the technology landscape changes and expands to include new platforms and devices, so does … [Read more...]

From Service Virtualization to Marketing: How to Create a Winning API Product

Are you trying to launch a new API product? You may have finished writing the code, but there’s still plenty to do to ensure its adopted. Join us in Somerville, MA or on Facebook Live on December 5th at 6 PM EST to learn about service virtualization and the 7-step … [Read more...]

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...]