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API Virtualization: A Strategy for Uniting Teams By Harsh Upreti Recently an analysis was completed by SmartBear to gauge the sense of what software professionals believe is the core value provided by API virtualization. It was concluded that software professionals, including developers, testers, managers and architects believe that the biggest benefit of virtualization is that it brings teams together by allowing them to collaborate. In total, 18% more respondents indicated that virtualization has more value in uniting teams than it has in adding speed to delivery or reducing costs. Background We ran our test via email to a broad sample of our customer base - about 36,000 email addresses in total. This involved randomly sending one of three different subject lines to each address. The topics of these subject lines positioned API virtualization as a strategy for doi... (more)

API Testing Trends | @CloudExpo #IoT #API #DevOps #AI #DX #SmartCities

Five Major API Development and Testing Trends By Robert Schneider 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 noticed a number of distinct trends that are revolutionizing the ways these critical assets are conceived and evaluated. In this blog post, I'll tell you about five noteworthy transformations that are exceptionally significant, and how they will li... (more)

The Disruptor That Needs Disrupting | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

The Disruptor That Needs Disrupting By Greg Lord Many people mistakenly believe that Al Gore invented the Internet, but in reality it was Tim Berners-Lee. He created URIs, HTTP, HTML, and the first web browser - all critical building blocks that paved the way for the Internet to operate as the ubiquitous, decentralized network for sharing information that we take for granted today. As a result of his contributions to society, it was recently announced that Tim Berners-Lee has been awarded the prestigious Turing Award. Side note: The A.M. Turing Award is the heavyweight of all com... (more)

Security Considerations for API Testing | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Security

Eight Security Considerations for API Testing By Cameron Laird It seems like every day we see reminders of the importance of thorough security testing from all areas of the software world. Security has become an especially critical consideration for APIs in recent years. Organizations rely on APIs to share and receive information - either from a third party or between internal applications - so the level of security between these applications is critical for anyone who uses them. Earlier this year, SmartBear Software released the results of its State of API 2016 Report, which fou... (more)

Mad About March Madness? | @DevOpsSummit #WebPerf #APM #Monitoring

Mad About March Madness? Performance Issues off the Court By Mary Katherine Sullivan, PJ Stevens and Nick Welter One hour before March Madness is about to begin, the CBS Sports app crashes. Per Twitter, college basketball fans across the country are freaking out, trying to get their last minute bracket changes completed before the first game begins. Millions of fans around the world are expected to tune in to America's most-watched amateur sports tournament, and for many, competing with friends and coworkers to create a winning bracket is one of the primary appeals of watching. ... (more)