Category: API

Why Security is Critical to API Testing

API TESTING SERIES API development, either SOAP or REST, starts out with a discussion of functionality – What is the API supposed to do? Once the API is developed to perform that function there may be little thought given to the security that is required surrounding the API. This is a mistake as APIs should […]

4 Important API Testing Thoughts Going Into 2017

API TESTING SERIES Application Program Interface (API) performance will be more important than ever going into 2017. For starters, more devices are utilizing the technology, and at a higher frequency. APIs have grown considerably in both service and scope since Salesforce and eBay introduced the first ones in 2000. The proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and […]

3 Critical Reasons for Continuous Integration

API TESTING SERIES Continuous Integration (CI) for Application Program Interface testing (API testing) is an online platform monitoring practice that helps businesses provide consistently fast service to their customers. CI, a development practice that involves updating platform code in a shared repository multiple times a day, and API Testing, gauging the performance of API implementations, […]

WHAT’S an API?

API TESTING SERIES When your typical end user wants some information from the web, they open a browser, find out where the information lives, click on a URL or link that will take them to that location and then browse around until they find out the information they are seeking. When your typical application wants […]

Stress Testing Restful APIs

API TESTING SERIES Your business can get a handle on how well its RESTful APIs are performing under demanding traffic situations without needing to configure complex tools found in other load tests. Load tests are still an essential part of understanding how your company’s website and applications perform, but it’s unnecessary to configure jMeter or […]

Testing Hybrid Systems and APIs

Not so long ago, having a website to support your business was cutting-edge and gave you a significant advantage over your competition. Now eCommerce is the order of the day for a large percentage of enterprises and those who are not online may not be able to survive.  This situation makes it critical that enterprises […]

Succeeding in the “API Economy”

The API Economy not only offers incredible opportunities to explore new ways to interact with devices and services, but also allows innovators to put a new spin on solving old problems. According to IBM, the API Economy is “the commercial exchange of business functions, capabilities, or competencies as services using web application programming interfaces.” The […]