Announcing the API Masterclass: A 3-Day Webinar Series Exploring API Delivery Strategies in 2016
Test and Monitor | Posted April 19, 2016

Earlier this year, SmartBear Software released the results of a benchmark industry report looking at how organizations around the globe are developing and consuming APIs.

In addition to providing insight into the evolution of APIs — from a technological benefit to a business imperative — the report also provided valuable insights into how to build an API delivery strategy in 2016.

That’s why we are proud to announce the API Masterclass.

The API Masterclass is a 3-day technical webinar series, looking at a wide range of API delivery topics, including:

  • Why API Performance is the #1 metric testers & developers use to define API success
  • How integrations challenges are impeding API delivery, and strategies for improvement
  • The role of modern QA from design to deployment

The webinar series kicks off on Tuesday, April 26. We’ll be holding multiple sessions of each of the events on April 26 – April 28. The events will be hosted by Priyanka Tiwari and Paul Bruce, product marketing managers from SmartBear Software, along with Andrew Fullen, API Implementation Strategist, Sogeti and Lou Powell, Information Architect & API Evangelist, Vanick Digitial.

Webinar Speakers API

You can sign up for all three of the events or select the webinar that’s the best fit for your team. Below is an overview of each webinar and the topics that will be covered.

Why Your API Success Is All About Performance & Readiness

April 26 at 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM EDT

This webinar will dive deep into what the data says about the impacts of poor performance for both API providers and those who use these APIs.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • What’s at risk when APIs are too slow for consumers
  • Who’s involved in determining root cause
  • Why does it take so long to determine the root cause
  • How to avoid API performance issues before and after deployment

Reserve your spot. 

How Can You Overcome Integration Challenges to Deliver High-Quality APIs?

April 27 at 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM EDT

This webinar will discuss how to overcome challenges in integration between API tools, back-end systems, and the teams that deliver them, including common software integrations challenges and the tools to improve integration.

In this webinar, we’ll learn:

  • Common challenges when integrating systems and software
  • Which industries see the biggest need for better integration
  • How aligned are developers, QA, and operations on tools and process
  • What to look for when selecting API tools to improve integration

Reserve your spot.

Who Owns API Quality? The Role of Modern QA from Design to Deployment

April 28 at 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM EDT

A recent survey indicated that 34% of developers run functional and performance tests, but how does this impact QA teams and organizational goals to transform software delivery? This webinar will discuss how to successfully launch and grow your API strategy to meet the increasing demands on your team and skills.

In this webinar, we’ll learn:

  • What defines a successful and robust API strategy
  • How to avoid challenges commonly encountered during API planning and implementation
  • Who owns API “quality”
  • How to ensure API quality throughout the design, build, and test stages of software delivery

Reserve your spot.

Have questions about the event or have topics you'd like to hear our speakers discuss at one of the sessions? Let us know in the comments below. 

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