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SmartBear Presents Practical API Lifecycle Management Crash Course with 3scale at APIdays 2014 in Paris

SmartBear and 3scale Presenting API Lifecycle Workshop Focused on Testing, Securing, Managing and Monitoring APIs at APIdays – December 2-3, 2014 – Paris
Beverly, MA — November 25, 2014 —

SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, and 3scale, providing an all-in-one SaaS API management platform and infrastructure, are delivering the workshop, “Crash Course – Practical API Lifecycle Management,” at the APIdays Global Conference on Tuesday, December 2 – Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Paris. Course instructors are Lorinda Brandon, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, API Products at SmartBear, Renato de Athaydes, Software Developer at SmartBear, Pili Guerra, API Solution Engineer at 3scale and Manfred Bortenschlager, API Market Development Director at 3scale. Lorinda is also presenting, “API Readiness: Is Your API Ready for Primetime?” at the conference.
WHAT:          SmartBear at APIdays 2014 – Paris

  • Lorinda Brandon Presenting, “API Readiness: Is Your API Ready for Primetime?” – Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. GMT+1
  • Lorinda Brandon, Renato de Athaydes, Pili Guerra and Manfred Bortenschlager Presenting the Workshop, “Crash Course – Practical API Lifecycle Management,” – Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. GMT+1 (Track 3)

WHERE:       Les salons du Tapis Rouge, 67 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris, France
Whether your business relies on your API for revenue and brand awareness or your internal teams rely on it for their applications, it's important that consumers can rely on your API. API Readiness is more than just great design or clean code or efficient testing – it's a combination of things from design through production. In the talk, “API Readiness: Is Your API Ready for Primetime?” Lorinda explores the key aspects of API readiness and how to make sure your API is ready for all the people who depend on it.
In the API Lifecycle workshop, learn how to get the most out of your API in two hours with 3scale and SmartBear, including the essential phases of the API lifecycle with a particular focus on testing APIs and on securing and monitoring APIs via API Management. Instructors introduce the concepts as well as show practical tools and best practices. Pili Guerra and Manfred Bortenschlager go through the necessary steps to set up the infrastructure to secure and monitor traffic to your API with an API Gateway implemented using 3scale and NGINX. Lorinda Brandon and Renato de Athaydes show how to use API service descriptions to build your test skeleton and ensure adequate test coverage. They also walk through how to create an API sandbox to test an API while it's still in development.
Attendees will learn how to prototype securing an API with an API Gateway and 3scale, set up and configure NGINX to act as an API Gateway, configure API access policies and monitor usage, understand the value of service descriptions and use them to build your test skeleton and ensure adequate test coverage, create virtual services to test an API while it's still in development and use the virtual service to harden your application against API failures.
The workshop includes demonstrations of 3scale’s API Management platform and SmartBear’s Ready API, the first fully integrated, extensible and affordable platform to help development, testing and operations teams build reliable, scalable and secure APIs. For more information on Ready API, visit: For updates, follow @ready_api on Twitter.
APIdays is a series of international and open events about APIs, the programmable web and the Platform Economy. This 2014 edition welcomes more than 600 decisions makers including CEOs, CMOs, VP strategists, IT managers, API evangelists, VCs and DevOps. For more information, visit:
About 3scale
3scale provides a comprehensive API management platform that lets API providers easily package, distribute, manage and monetize APIs through a SaaS API infrastructure that is flexible, secure and Web scalable. The platform enables the distribution of a company's data, content or services to multiple devices or mobile/Web applications, as well as the ability to easily productize APIs. Since 2009 more than 450 APIs have been powered by 3scale. Customers span the Fortune 500, government, academia, and startups. 3scale customers include Coldwell Banker, Johnson Controls, SITA, Transport For London (TFL), UC Berkeley, among others. The company also powers APItools for API consumers and, the worlds first open source API search engine. For more information, visit

About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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