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Stream’s API portal has nailed the critical part of the DX called Time to Hello API. The getting started guide helps users onboard with minimal friction and lets them see how the API works under several use cases, all within five minutes. This helped Stream earn an Editor's Choice Award for DX.
A bot-driven Learning Lab that helps developers to get up and running very quickly with Github's API was among the unique features and other well-executed aspects of the company's API developer portal that helped it to earn ProgrammableWeb's first Editor's Choice Award for Developer Experience.
GraphQL makes using an API a more flexible undertaking, but it can come with the cost of increased complexity. This is where the benefit of third party GraphQL tools comes into play. GraphQL Editor uses the notion of visual programming to allow developers to create full-fledged APIs in GraphQL.
With the most recent release of its namesake product, Postman is now capable of working with GraphQL-based APIs. ProgrammableWeb decided to take a closer look by reviewing the new feature. Postman is a utility that allows developers to execute HTTP requests against a given URL.
In this part of the API testing series, we take a look at LoadView, a combination monitoring and load testing tool. If your company has a DevOps role, that may be the main user. Otherwise, this tool will most likely be used by a combination of people in testing and development roles.
SmartBear has released a tool that it says is helpful for the testing that API providers might do during the API lifecycle. For example, it can reverse engineer an API definition by inspecting existing API calls. However, the experience is marred by several references to the Swagger specification.
Many software testers get by with a small toolset but testing an API requires expanding on that. New tools emerge and others go out of fashion every day, but at least we can make a list of what is relevant right now. Here are some suggestions to help your process of choosing an API testing tool.
In this part of the API Testing Series, we review a tool called API Fortress that is billed as both a test tool and an API health tool, implying a focus on reliability and monitoring in production. Here's a closer look at API Fortress, its feature set, who might use it, and the current price models.
This part of the API Testing Series looks at API Metrics, an API monitoring tool. API Metrics has two main functions: API monitoring, for taking the pulse of your API product and user experience; and SLA measurement to monitor the performance of third-party APIs that integrate with your product.
This part of the API Testing Series looks at API Science, an API monitoring and reporting tool that's set up in an environment to collect information and alert users when something happens. Rather than being a tool for users to interact with an API directly, API Science allows them to observe.
Today in our API Testing Series we'll take a look at Postman. While Postman is now an API development suite for individual developers and teams, it got its start as a basic HTTP client for testing APIs. In this article we'll use Postman to create an API test suite running against the Trello API.
This installment of the API Testing series will focus on using SmartBear's Ready API testing solution to test an API. With it you can do load testing, security testing, and service virtualization. If you follow these steps, you'll create an actual API test suite running against the Trello API.
Our API Testing Series continues with a look at two command line tools – HTTPie and curl. Both of these tools are ideal for exploration. Along the way, you will create a couple of API tests running against the Trello API, which is a real API with formal authentication tokens,
While there are numerous API testing solutions, the Ruby Airborne API tester Gem will be of interest to those with a strong inclination towards the Ruby platform. If you follow along all the steps you'll create an API test running against the Trello API, a real API with formal authentication tokens.
A comprehensive report from Mind Commerce maps telecommunications industry APIs and identifies the business opportunities and challenges ahead.
This is an in-depth product review of REST United SDK Generator, a fairly new online application for automatically generating SDKs for REST APIs.
The ProgrammableWeb directory has over 70 package tracking APIs to help educate developers on available shipment tracking options. The APIs contain various features such as package arrival verification, scanning services, price comparison, and more. Click here to learn about 7 of those APIs.
KimonoLabs lets even non-techies get info from different sources, and create and put multiple services in communication.
HP IDOL OnDemand is a suite of APIs focused on solving overcoming some of the tough challenges of the data boom. Indeed, data is being generated at levels never before seen, and the flow shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down. This data comes from many different sources, and, to make use of it, organizations must be able to effectively tap into--and make effective use of--unstructured text and images. This will enable them to drive a variety of key applications, ranging from business intelligence to analytics to behavior analysis. This is no easy task: The data in question may not be in the format that you want (or need) it in, and it involves text/image processing algorithms combined with natural language processing.