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Four Simple Benefits of Virtualizing Your APIs by Amber Fallon With new virtualization tools popping up seemingly everywhere, you might wonder why so many testers, developers, QA Engineers, and Operations professionals are virtualizing their web services. Why should you virtualize your APIs? SmartBear Software recently conducted a survey of more than 2,300 software professionals, working in a variety of different roles in more than 50 industries, and found that ease of use, responsiveness/performance, and service reliability/uptime are the three most important characteristics organizations want in an API. Virtualization can play a critical role in helping ensure the performance and reliability of your API. And while many decisions your team will make about the tools and processes related to your APIs can be complicated, there are simple benefits to virtualizing you... (more)

APIs: A Costly Blind Spot | @CloudExpo #API #IoT #DigitalTransformation

APIs: A Costly Blind Spot for Your Application by Priyanka Tiwari 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 API 2016 Report: More than half of API providers began developing APIs within the last five years. 1 in 5 API providers began developing APIs in the last two years alone. The increased adoption of APIs brings with it some exciting opportunities. For som... (more)

Getting Real About Memory Leaks | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Getting Real About Memory Leaks By Matt Heusser Modern programming languages tend to separate the programmer from memory management; Java programmers don't have to deal with pointers; they just declare variables and let the built-in garbage collector do its thing. These garbage collectors are smart, but not perfect; they typically work by object reference. When all the references to an object go out of memory, that object can go out of memory too. Yet if two objects point to each other, they will always have a reference count, and never go away. That means the code written in Jav... (more)

Take your Selenium testing to the next level with AlertSite!

We are excited to announce that AlertSite, our Advanced Synthetic Monitoring Platform, is now Selenium ready! Now IT-Operations teams can repurpose existing Selenium webdriver scripts and create... ... (more)

Walking the Tight Rope of REST API Security: Best Practices Will Hold You Steady

October, besides being peak fall season is also national cyber security month, hence along with enjoying ‘pumpkin spiced chai’, it’s also a good time to discuss security of the APIs we create and... ... (more)