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API Design: How The World Connects Itself

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Web Services have been around internally at large enterprises as long as any modular computation design. The way in which companies transferred data across a Service Oriented Architecture Protocol, or SOAP, has changed dramatically as devices and people around the world have become more connected and integrated. Instead of building APIs and Web Services that were propritery, and difficult to learn quickly, developers and engineers are increasingly shifting towards RESTful APIs. Representative State Transfer, or simply REST, allows data to be shared across companies, platforms and languages. Never has the transfer of data been so seamless and globalized. Now, every app and program has access to Google Maps, Yahoo! Finance, Booking Servers- and data can be shared and manipulated by many "middle" companies.

SOA Web services will always have a place in the enterprise world for building powerful, secure data connections for internal stake holders, but the rise of external and public APIs due to REST has brought on an entirely new set of challenges: greater influence of modularized design in programs, API Testing and Quality, and the API Economy. Microservices, has bridged the gap between API design and software design as a way to quickly build and scale programs in an almost Agile manner.

What are Microservices

Microservice architecture, or simply microservices, is a distinctive method of developing software systems that has grown in popularity in recent years.

API Gateways in Microservices

Working with a microservices API gateway can greatly reduce coding efforts, make your applications far more efficient, and decrease errors all at that same time.

Creating A Microservices Setup

How To: Learn how to create a microservice, including communicating with your data through REST and JSON formatting.

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The Best Kept Secrets of Code Review

In this webinar session, we will be sharing insights from The Best Kept Secrets of Code Review as well as new updated best practices.

Implementing a Single Framework for A...

Learn how to build a framework that successfully incorporates both API and UI testing so you can deliver your software faster.

The State of API 2019 Report

The State of API Report is designed to establish benchmarks for the Application Programming Interface (API) industry regarding the methodologies

The State of API 2019: Insights on th...

Insights gained from a global survey of 3,000+ API providers and consumers.

ReadyAPI 2.6 Customer Training

Get to know the new ReadyAPI Pro Features

Is BDD for Me?

Join the founder of Specflow for an introduction to Behavior Driven Development and learn if the methodology makes sense for your team.

Achieving Full-Stack Parallel Develop...

Learn how service virtualization helps unlock parallel development when adopting a definition-driven approach.

Accelerate Continuous Testing with Te...

Learn how BDD can accelerate your continuous testing strategy and what SmartBear tools you can leverage.

REST Testing Made Easy with SoapUI Pro

We'll help you better understand the intricacies of testing REST APIs and show you how the right tooling can help accelerate the process.

Identifying Gaps in Your Current UI T...

As 2019 is underway, it may be time to start reevaluating your organization’s current UI testing strategy and resolving to make improvements.

Building and Enforcing API Standards ...

Learn how to set and enforce API design standards with Swagger tools.

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