An API is only as good as it is known. Getting an API into a developer’s hands, demonstrating the power of your solution, and providing an environment in which they can test and manipulate data in a controlled, monitored way is perhaps one of the most important unsung heroes of API publication. Read more
Posts Tagged: API testing
Benjamin Franklin once famously said “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. For the software developer, the saying should be amended to read “except death and taxes — and software bugs.”
It’s an unfortunate fact that the very nature of software development, especially in the collaborative environments popular amongst coders and companies today, makes software bugs inevitable. Read more
Let’s talk about releasing software. Take a minute, close your eyes, and conjure up the following in your head: you’ve been working on a new feature/killer app for a few weeks, and now it’s time to go live.
What are you feeling? Read more
One of the most important systems an API developer can implement is a system of monitoring. API implementation is not a “fire and forget” affair — continual support and development is necessary for a healthy, effective implementation, and this of course requires testing and monitoring. Read more
What is a consistent attribute across successful API programs? They all have awesome developer portals. Good API documentation is easy to navigate and understand, but the best, shining developer center pushes onboarding and actual implementation to new levels of usability, to the point where integrating the API becomes as simple as cake — well, at least as simple as technically possible. Read more