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APIs are critical to many platforms but don't get nearly the amount of QA that Web sites or apps receive. Many major API issues are surprisingly subtle and without proper testing they can sneak through the cracks. This article looks at four such issues and how they could have been avoided.
APImetrics launched a single number score for data consumers and providers to know the health of an API exchanging data between the two. An algorithm considers uptime, latency, deviations from speed, and more to determine the score. The single number aims to focus attention on overall health.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Database, Payments, and Environment. New to our directory is an API from Amazon that allows developers to create unique identities for users to authenticate them incognito. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Looking to bring its suite of API tools into one UI that makes it possible for users to more easily transition between tasks like API consumption and deployment, Restlet has announced a new version of its namesake Studio offering. On the design front, Studio also supports data structure nesting.
Paw version 3 has been released and includes new features such as Paw for Teams, a dark theme, interface improvements, and several bug fixes. Paw is a native Mac HTTP client for testing REST APIs and features code generators, advanced support for cookies and sessions, and more.
Postman is the Chrome app and Cloud collaboration tool that integrates into your existing workflow to simplify the process of prototyping and testing APIs. In this tutorial, Kumar Gaurav explains a simple process for getting Postman to detect and import all RAML API definitions from inside a folder.
The Run in Postman Button is now live for over 10 public APIs including Apigee, Best Buy, GoSquared, and Transport for London (TfL). The Run in Postman Button allows API publishers to provide one-click testing of their public APIs by adding an embed code in their API documentation.
To assure continuous delivery of stable and reliable API services, developers and testers often face many practical challenges. There are many other tools to help with these issues, like SoapUI or Postman. In this article we will look at how HttpMaster can help developers solve these problems.
Testing your API is an important process that becomes more complex as the code grows and evolves, so developers are advised to incorporate testing into the design process as early as possible. This tutorial explains how to conduct symmetric testing on the Anaconda Twitter client library using Go.
SmartBear Software has released Ready! API TestServer, an automated API testing solution which hopes to allow developers to find bugs faster and speed the delivery of APIs. It is important to test APIs, as they represent the critical building blocks of business functions and revenue streams.
Github has open sourced a Ruby library it calls Scientist. The idea behind scientist is that it helps developers to replace old clunky (but working) source code "with confidence." In other word, there's less praying when you're ready to cut over to the new version. But can it work for APIs too?
DHC by Restlet is an API testing tool that works from within a Web browser as a Chrome Web app. DHC is integrated with Restlet’s suite of cloud-based API development, design, and deployment tools. This article gives a step by step tutorial for installing the tool and reviews its basic functionality.
API tooling platform Restlet has today launched a new version of DHC by Restlet, an API testing tool that functions from within the Chrome web browser. DHC helps API developer consumers to test API requests through a visual interface and can help API providers to build a quality user experience.
Runscope provides tools to simplify the management of API testing. The company has fine tuned its service further with the addition of the new import and export functionality, saying that users can now create, modify and version entire suites of API tests even more quickly and easily.
Runscope has announced the launch of Live Traffic Alerts, an API monitoring solution that is capable of catching call failures and exceptions in near real time.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Testing, Medical Records, and Domains categories, among others. Here, we summarize the new additions.
API testing is a critical part of the API lifecycle with many 3rd party solutions available. This article looks at how to leverage Excel when developing your own testing framework.
Netflix intentionally creates infrastructure failures to build resiliency (Chaos Engineering strategy). Where Chaos Monkey killed servers, Chaos Kong kills entire AWS regions.
Runscope has updated and relaunched its API. The new API fully automates API testing. The entire Runscope feature set is integrated with existing infrastructure.