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Sauce Labs Acquires API Fortress to Bolster Continuous Testing Platform

API Fortress is glad to announce that we are now part of the Sauce Labs family! Sauce Labs is the leading provider of continuous testing solutions that deliver digital confidence for web and mobile. Combined with our expertise in API testing and monitoring, we now offer customers the best and most comprehensive platform for testing available. Read more about this in the press release.

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What Is API Testing?

API testing reduces the risk of functional, performance, and end-to-end API issues reaching production, allowing developers to shorten production cycles and increase iterations. Although API testing has been around for a while, its importance has increased dramatically as developers and testers embrace new software development processes such as agile development and CI/CD that depend on API testing.

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A Brand New HTTP Client

We introduced an HTTP Client in API Fortress almost as an add-on. After all, API Fortress doesn’t necessarily need one to operate. Little did we know how important that tiny piece of software would become for our users. No matter how powerful a testing tool is, many people want to experience the immediacy of performing an API call right away before jumping head first into the act of writing a test. This is a testament to how Postman has become a key tool for many people all over the world.

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A Bedtime Story about GitHub and the Silly DNS

Last night, I was watching yet another episode of House MD on TV. There’s always a good reason to watch House again, although I know most of the lines by memory. Also, if you want to ruin the show for yourself, at minute 38, the correct diagnosis always happens and it’s not lupus (except for once). So, not paying too close attention, I couldn’t ignore that my phone was begging for me to look at it. It was API Fortress, letting me know that the GitHub tests were failing.

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Bloodhound: A Better Breed of API Debugging (Open-Source Microgateway)

Today, API Fortress announces the generally available release of Bloodhound, a lightweight API debugging gateway that is free to download and open source. Watch the Bloodhound Demo video or visit the Bloodhound page to see how easily you can start using the most powerful tool for API transaction debugging available today. Download Bloodhound at our GitHub.

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Send API Test Results to Elastic and Visualize in Kibana

API Fortress’ API-first architecture means that we can seamlessly integrate with any tool in your toolchain. One of the most popular tooling companies in the world is Elastic. Not only do they provide logging and search, but they have a great visualization tool for all the data they collect called Kibana. With the API Fortress data API, all of your test results can be exported in real-time to the data analysis platform of your choice.

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Twitter Exposes the Phone Numbers of 17 Million Accounts

How State-sponsored Actors May Have Exploited Twitter’s Public Endpoint In our continued push to help companies with APIs realize that 95% of API vulnerabilities are due to human error and not “hacks,” this week, we dive into an issue that Twitter found last December, but is only now reporting. The Twitter API vulnerability is particularly interesting because it didn’t involve a breach.

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API Fortress Releases Mass Functional Test Generation for API Testing and Monitoring

New York, NY — January 20, 2020 — API Fortress, the leader in functional uptime monitoring and collaborative API testing, announces Mass Functional Test Generation. For the first time, engineers, architects, and QAs can import OpenAPI or Swagger spec files and have a large number of functional tests generated for them. The current beta release of Mass Functional Test Generation will become a generally available release on January 31, 2020.

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Security Testing with API Fortress

As we write in our blog, 95% of API Breaches are Caused By This, most security vulnerabilities in your API are related to “functional errors” or “human errors.” The actual act of hacking is rarely involved in most of the major API breaches you’ve seen or read about in our blog. What is important to note is that there are functional tests that can help you capture some of those vulnerabilities before they are pushed live.

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API Fortress for Cucumber BDD: Add APIs To Your BDD Testing in a Unified Workflow

In the API economy, the stories for Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) are becoming more complex as business owners seek faster, and sometimes, more exotic differentiation. For example, a product team at a global bank may aggressively push for open banking to create competitive new features for the bank’s personal finance app.