Posted September 25, 2014
API Readiness: do you have what you need?
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice and talk about one of my favorite subjects... APIs. Already a burgeoning industry, the API economy has sprouted wings recently and is now driving much of the software business economy, both at the enterprise and the start-level. As a result, we spend a lot of time discussing strategies for designing APIs and enticing third-party developers to use them.
But is that really the most important thing to worry about? In the end, the real users of your APIs are the people on the other end of the applications, trying to upload photos of their new baby or do their mobile banking transactions or unlock their car doors. How do you make sure that your APIs are ready so they have a flawless experience?
At SmartBear, we think building great applications starts with building great APIs. And we want your API to be ready for primetime. With our new Ready! API family of tools, we help you:
- Validate your model by creating mock services from service descriptions
- Test your API with functional, load and security tests
- Integrate with confidence by creating virts for other teams to work with
- Monitor to ensure a great consumer experience
Clark and I meander through a discussion about the API industry and SmartBear's new offering, Ready! API. Give it a listen:
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