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The latest News and Information on API Development, Management, Monitoring, and related technologies.

A Developer's Guide to Continuous Performance Testing

One of the most important phrases of DevOps practices is “Test early, test often.” It’s crucial to perform functional testing early with unit tests and integration tests. But it’s equally important to perform non-functional testing. That means you should have performance tests. As markets become more saturated with each passing day, you no longer have the luxury to postpone performance testing until all features are developed.

API performance testing with k6

Performance testing measures how well systems perform when subjected to various workloads. The key qualities being tested are stability and responsiveness. Performance testing shows the robustness and reliability of systems in general, along with the specific potential breaking points. In this tutorial, you will use k6 to do load testing on a simple API hosted on the Heroku platform. Then you will learn how to interpret the results obtained from the tests.

How We Implemented a Zero-Error Policy Using Coralogix

With dozens of microservices running on multiple production regions, getting to a point where any error log can be immediately identified and resolved feels like a distant dream. As an observability company, we at Coralogix are pedantic when it comes to any issue in one of our environments. That’s why we are using an internal Coralogix account to monitor our development and production environments.

Getting started with continuous integration for Nest.js APIs

Nest.js is a scalable and efficient server-side Node.js framework built with TypeScript. Nest.js was created to provide a structural design pattern to the Node.js development world. It was inspired by Angular.js and uses Express.js under the hood. Nest.js is compatible with the majority of Express.js middleware. In this tutorial, I will lead you through building a RESTful API with Nest.js. The tutorial will familiarize you with the fundamental principles and building blocks of Nest.js.

Comparing REST and GraphQL Monitoring Techniques

Maintaining an endpoint, especially a customer-facing one, requires constant monitoring, whether using REST or GraphQL. As the industry has looked for solutions to build a more adaptive endpoint technology, it is also a must to monitor these endpoints. GraphQL and REST are two different technologies that allow user-facing clients to link to databases and platform logic. Both GraphQL and REST include monitoring techniques.

gRPC Observability and Testing using the Speedscale CLI

gRPC is a remote procedure call framework that has been widely adopted among cloud native applications. It is an attractive choice for engineers needing more capabilities than what REST APIs provide. However, observability and testing tools for gRPC are few and far between. Because of this, triaging or understanding application behavior is potentially time-consuming and overly burdensome.

The Role of Volume Tests in Software Testing

Modern-day applications aim to cover a wide range of users’ needs in a flexible and scalable manner. The software development landscape is moving at a fast pace, and the competition is so fierce that a business simply can’t afford to offer a low-quality product. Thorough testing of both functional and non-functional aspects of a software application has become an essential step in the software development process. It ensures that users get the best version of your product.

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Speedscale Launches CLI: Free API Observability Tool

We are excited to announce the launch of Speedscale CLI, a free observability tool that inspects, detects and maps API calls on local applications or containers. The offering underscores the importance of continued and proactive API testing to quickly detect and debug defects within a shifting array of upstream and downstream interdependencies.