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SmartBear Continues Discussion on Virtualizing APIs at APIdays Mediterranea

SmartBear’s Paul Bruce Presents, “Devs & Testers, BFFs with Virtual APIs,” at APIdays Mediterranea – May 6-7, 2015 – Barcelona
Somerville, MA — May 04, 2015 —

Paul Bruce, API Product Marketing Manager at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, is presenting, “Devs & Testers, BFFs with Virtual APIs,” at APIdays Mediterranea on Wednesday, May 6 – Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Barcelona. SmartBear speaks frequently on the importance of API testing and other related topics. APIdays Mediterranea is APIdays’ edition for the south of Europe, gathering developers, IT managers, start-ups, corporations and those involved in the API industry to discuss the future and business of APIs.

WHAT:           “Devs & Testers, BFFs with Virtual APIs,” Presented by SmartBear’s Paul Bruce at APIdays Mediterranea
WHEN:           Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 12:40 p.m. GMT+2
WHERE:        Mobile World Centre, Right on Plaça de Catalunya, 2 Carrer de Fontanella, 08002 Barcelona
When API developers and testers are pressed to release quality services as rapidly as possible, the process can get ugly. Environment downtime, versioning between groups, resource contentions and third party rate limits all become barriers to success. Paul Bruce looks at how to overcome these issues by virtualizing your APIs, some good practices around standing up virtual APIs and where else developers can benefit from simplifying dependencies within the API delivery process. This talk is an introduction to what API virtualization is, where it is used in practice to make teams function more efficiently and how it can increase the speed of API delivery.
As API Product Marketing Manager at SmartBear, Paul Bruce is focused on the convergence of awesome developers, testers and operations personnel devoted to shipping the epic experiences in the connected world. He was previously a sales engineer with SmartBear, covering front-end optimization, back-end performance and network optimization. After more than 10 years in agile software development, he continues to act as a consultant to software development teams in both enterprise and start-up businesses. Follow him on Twitter @paulsbruce.
SmartBear is the owner of Ready API, the first fully integrated, extensible and affordable platform to help development, testing and operations teams build reliable, scalable and secure APIs. For updates, follow @ready_api on Twitter. For more information on Ready API, visit:
SmartBear is also the owner of the Swagger API open source project, the leading API description format used by developers in almost every modern programming language and deployment environment to design and deliver APIs that fuel IoT, microservices and mobile applications in the connected world. For information, visit: and follow on Twitter @swaggerapi.
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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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