Diffbot is one of the coolest new ideas on the internet. The service brings monitoring to the web in a new and interesting way. The company is just about to release a whole slew of projects built on its collection of Diffbot APIs for following changes to web pages and RSS, as well as extracting clean text from websites.
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.
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.