The Applause SDK is written in Objective-C and aims to close the feedback loop between app creators, testers and users. The SDK aims provide developers with features such as build distribution, in-app bug reporting, automated crash reporting and in-app user feedback. It also works with existing workflows to provide access to testing information for developers.
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.
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.
The convergence of two trends -- the continued growth of APIs and the increased pace of software delivery -- requires the industry to build better automation tools around API development, testing, and operations. This article looks at why automation is needed and some of the top tools available.