The Latest News On The API Economy
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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Telephony, Platform-as-a-Service, Big Data, and API Design. Featured today is an API from Paw API development tool for Mac and Vantiv APIs for payments. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Postman announced the addition of multi-region support to the monitoring feature. Multi-region support allows developers to run API tests from selected geographical locations. There are six regions developers can choose from including US East, US West, Canada, EU, Asia Pacific, and South America.
Stoplight has released version v3.4 of Scenarios, its tool to test, automate, and debug APIs. This latest release includes new features such as tagging and filtering, discussions, and shared environments. The release also includes an update to the Editor UI and the ability to make entities public.
The latest release of Postman (version 5.0) includes Pro features for free. Now Postman users with free accounts have access, with usage limits, to Pro features such as mock servers, API monitoring, automatic documentation generation and publication, and the Postman Pro API.
Working with your API in a test environment can be a pain. Generating fake calls to test the API can require manually fiddling with things like urls, causing errors and frustration. Tom Wright over at his blog thinks he’s found the solution.
Sometimes, there's more API economy news than there's time to cover it. But you deserve to know, right? So, here's another installation of ProgrammableWeb's "Briefly, In other API Economy News" so you see some of that other stuff that comes our way, but that might not otherwise get covered.
Parasoft, maker of the SOAtest API testing tool, announced a number of enhancements to the tool. A thin client interface, enhanced workflows, and Shift-left performance testing headline the updates. The overarching goal of the updates is to provide quicker, broader access to data.
Postman has added a new Mock Server feature to its popular HTTP client for testing Web services. Now frontend developers and API engineers can simulate API endpoints in a Postman Collection without the need to spin up a backend server and without the hindrances caused by development dependencies.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Application Development and Developer Tools API University
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. App Development and DevOps Tools APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Postman, an HTTP client for testing Web services, has announced the launch of Postman Pro, a new version of Postman that features API monitoring, documentation generation, and collaboration tools. The new Postman Pro tools have been added on top of the standard Postman application.
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.