SmartBear

2009
Somerville, MA, USA
Nov 14, 2019   |  By Mary Nguyen
The average website makes 20 JavaScript requests that transfer 410kb of data with each page load. This is according to HTTPArchive. Scripts are behind everything from analytics to advertising, so they affect everything. And now it’s easier than ever for non-technical users to insert these scripts – thanks to to Google Tag Manager and similar tools – without regard for the performance impact. It kills website speed.
Nov 14, 2019   |  By SmartBear
Pull requests are a staple of open source software. Someone finds a bug or inefficiency within a section of code, and they can submit a “pull request” through Git to the repository owner. The owner can compare the new code versus the original, and if they agree it’s better off with the new code, it’s in. Sounds like an open and shut case for high quality, right?
Nov 13, 2019   |  By Prashant Mohan
Many development problems arise from miscommunication. For example, a developer may start working on a specification that they don't fully understand or a stakeholder may request a feature without understanding the implications. The result is rework that increases costs, creates delays and, in many cases, leads to failed software projects that go well over budget.
Nov 12, 2019   |  By SmartBear
ReadyAPI 3.0 focuses on increased efficiency for software teams tasked with accelerating the testing and delivery of high-quality APIs
Nov 12, 2019   |  By Gail Shlansky
Last year, we made a promise. Actually, a few things happened first. Let’s take a step back. Last year, we questioned software experts around the globe via our State of the API survey. It gave us an opportunity to take a hard look into the user experience for ReadyAPI. Results came back with tremendously useful data.
Oct 16, 2018   |  By SmartBear
Now, more than ever, the success of your business hinges on your ability to ensure a quality Web experience for both internal and external users. We're not talking about just design, either. Your customers are demanding fast access to quality Web content that displays properly on any mobile or web device of their choosing. Download this eBook, and see if you're running the right tests to be sure your website is adapting.
Oct 16, 2018   |  By SmartBear
We rely on APIs for critical aspects of our digital infrastructure. Much like the nails that connect and support a house's foundation, APIs ensure that the necessary parts of your digital network are connected. Understanding how they are behaving is vital to gain full visibility into the performance and availability of your digital assets.
Oct 1, 2018   |  By SmartBear
We’ve all heard the stories about the overnight sensation that took decades to achieve. The “API Revolution” has that same feel to me. Some version of APIs has been at the heart of application development for many years, but as the web application world grew more and more connected and developers learned to leverage code built outside their own application, the API industry began to boom and flourish.
Oct 1, 2018   |  By SmartBear
Our AlertSite team supports businesses in monitoring and maintaining a stellar user-experience with accurate, actionable performance insights for web and mobile applications, websites, and APIs.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By SmartBear
When it comes to APIs, performance is just as important as accuracy. No matter how good the features and functionality of your application might be, if it performs poorly by crashing or loading slowly, your users will lose interest quickly. With this in mind, we've put together a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of API load testing.
Nov 13, 2019   |  By SmartBear
Szilard Szell, DevOps and Test Automation Expert, is sharing how to excel in exploratory testing and make bug hunting events a crucial part of the team life and where this concept fits into Scaled Agile Framework and DevOps. Watch the interview with Szilard and share your experience after doing bug hunting in comments.
Nov 6, 2019   |  By SmartBear
API consumers have high expectations and API providers know they need to standardize their services to provide the best possible developer experience.
Sep 26, 2019   |  By SmartBear
Nowadays performance is everything. It only takes one second of lag time to lose 7% of the conversions you would have had if your performance met the standards of your users. So how can agile teams keep up with their continuous delivery cycles and ensure they execute all the necessary performance tests? One way to do this is to integrate performance testing into your CI/CD pipeline.
Sep 26, 2019   |  By SmartBear
Performance testing is critical if you want to scale web applications. Poor performance is a major reasons why digital companies lose users, which is why it’s imperative to ensure your application infrastructure is able to handle the anticipated load without compromising on your end user experience.
Jul 25, 2019   |  By SmartBear
All of us want to create reliable and effective API tests. We are here to help you with this! We are starting a series of interviews to analyze the most common mistakes that occur when testing APIs. We will tell you how to avoid such mistakes and change your testing methodology. Today, we will discuss why focusing only on the most common messages when preparing tests is bad.