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 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
The increased adoption of APIs brings with it some exciting opportunities.
For som... (more)
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)
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...
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...