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.
Location-sharing service Foursquare was down most of Monday, apparently due to a database issue. No Foursquare website or apps were available. And with the API also down, third party applications were helpless. Yet, it's a good reminder to developers to plan for downtime and to providers to have communications in place to let others know about your service's issues when they arise.