API testing is an important facet of the API development process. Such testing can help disclose important security flaws, data processing errors, and even breaks in basic functionality. With all that said, it’s an unfortunate fact that many API testing processes are fundamentally flawed, and because of this, issues are often kept around and extended well beyond their reasonable lifespan. Read more
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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
These days, APIs need to be strong. They need to be versatile to change, and must triumph in the face of malicious schemes hackers use to disrupt core systems. But how does a provider consistently maintain security across their API platform, and consistently check to see that security is maintained throughout continuous code deployments? Read more