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Login VSI, the provider of application performance testing and monitoring for VDI environments announced today the general availability of Login PI version 3.6. Login PI enables customers to measure the availability of their desktop virtualization platform and the applications that run on it.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Voice, Mapping and Storage. Highlights include an API for managing membership subscriptions and APIs for Lambdatest cross browser testing services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Less than a month after Twitter introduced Twitter Developer Labs, a program where developers can test and provide feedback on new API features, Twitter has made its first two preview endpoints available under the program. The first two endpoints are GET/users and GET/tweets.
Good QA engineering is all about automation and replication. In this article, we'll take a look at best practices in QA engineering and how Postman can help fill the gaps in your QA practices, including how to inspect API responses, test for specific results, and run tests at the right times.
There is an expanding set of tools that help during every stage of the API lifecycle. So much so that it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the variety of API tooling available. This article takes a look at a number of tools, each of which can help modernize your API development process.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: Application Development and Developer Tools
This segment of the past year's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs added to ProgrammableWeb covers the Application Development, DevOps, and Developer Tools areas. Tools and technology that helps make a developer's life easier, including APIs from Google, GitHub, and AWS, are included.
In recent years, API specification/description formats, most notably OpenAPI, have become more common and have helped standardize the once-murky definition of an API. This standardization allowed the creation of a broad ecosystem of tooling for auto-generated testing and documentation.
The newest SOAtest release aims to improve the test creation process by enabling users to leverage their organizations' existing test inventories and train SOAtest's artificial intelligence engine using machine learning, so it can create API test templates automatically.
Postman teams and collaboration features are now available to user of the free Postman app. These features were previously only available via Postman paid plans. The Postman 6.2 release also includes Sessions, a new feature that allows teams to set variables that are session-specific.
This post will introduce you to the Synthetic Monitoring concept, which can make you feel more confident about your production system because you find errors quicker. It focuses on improving your Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR), and gathering valuable metrics on how your whole system behaves.
Newman by Postman is an open source tool that can be used to run and test Postman collections directly from the command line. Among the best ways to use this CLI tool are running Newman with a local JSON file, running Newman with the latest collection URL, and integrating with a CI/CD pipeline.
The latest Parasoft SOAtest release introduces artificial intelligence to convert manual UI tests into automated, script-less API tests. The tools works as a simple browser extension to streamline the development workflow. Smart Generator monitors underlying API calls during manual testing.
It’s an old adage but it’s true; if you want your API to succeed, treat it like a product. And one of the most important steps in any product’s lifecycle is when it gets released. James Higginbotham offers a 10-point checklist to help make sure that your API release runs as smoothly as possible.
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.
Postman has released Postman 6.0 which introduces Workspaces, an environment where groups of users can collaborate on API development projects and testing APIs. Individual developers can organize their work in personal workspaces and teams of developers can collaborate in team workspaces.
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.
A new report anticipates continued global growth in the API testing market. While blossoming technologies like AI, machine learning, and IoT will drive this growth, challenges to the market reaching its full potential include consumer concerns with data security, and lack of education around APIs.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. App Development Tools and DevOps 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.
EBU opened free API access to its database of 240+ quality control tests. Media industry participants have long requested API access to such tests and the industry group answered with the help of members. The data has been freely available via EBU.IO/QC; however, API access streamlines the process.
An API Gateway is a design pattern often used in microservice architecture to provide a single access point to the underlying system. In this article, Mateusz Korszun from Meltwater explains why it's crucial to have meaningful tests for their API gateway. He also shows you the test setup their use.