Posts Tagged: monitoring

The Brilliance of Spotify Internal APIs to Mitigate Payment Complexity

The Brilliance of Spotify Internal APIs to Mitigate Payments

Adding new layers of complexity within a digital service without sacrificing user experience is a difficult endeavor. Especially for platforms that accept online payments and subscription formats, maintaining support for an increasing number of payment methods is deceptively complex.

Users don’t want to think too much about the payment process. Read more

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Three Best Practices to Achieve Release When Ready

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

API Testing and Monitoring with API Fortress

API Testing and Monitoring with API Fortress

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

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6 Techniques for 99.999% Uptime

A system is only useful if it can be used. If a system can’t be accessed, it might as well not exist. As far as APIs are concerned, this principle of availability is referred to as uptime.

Uptime is the state of a server or service, and the reliability thereof. Read more

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5 Benefits of Using Virtualization to Test Your API

Simulated environments are not a foreign concept in web development. Especially for application programming interfaces — APIs — that may need to create a simulation of their service for testing purposes, virtualization is an option that can go beyond your average API explorer or GUI. Read more