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What's New in ReadyAPI

This blog is part of a monthly series highlighting the updates and happenings of our all-in-one automated API testing platform, ReadyAPI. Hello friends! Our team has been working hard since our last update and we’re excited to deliver ReadyAPI v3.3.0 to our beloved API testers. As all versions, ReadyAPI 3.3.0 is built on our core product principles of user-centric, collaborative, open, balanced, and frictionless.

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A Developer's Perspective of CI/CD Integrations with SwaggerHub

In my career thus far I’ve been very fortunate to have held positions at various stages along the software development lifecycle and beyond. It’s given me great insight and appreciation for the demands of today’s developers. Whether I’ve been speaking to frustrated developers on a product demo, or in the depths of the code base trying to create a product’s next best feature, one thing is certain – it is not easy.

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Inevitable or Preventable? Herein Lies Our Mission

Software bugs are inevitable. Performance and load surprises are inevitable. API errors are inevitable. Software, delivered with vast differences from what you envisioned, inevitable. Tighter timelines and more and more feature requests are inevitable. And that’s all in a normal year. New viruses with potential to turn into global pandemics are also inevitable – and we haven’t seen the last of them. Problems are everywhere.

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API Performance Testing with LoadUI Pro: The Why, the How, and the Measures of Success [Part 3]

This post is the final part of a series on API performance testing. In Part 2 of our post, we discussed how load testing with LoadUI Pro does not have to add a significant amount of bandwidth to your API testing workload. When starting a new project with LoadUI Pro, you can select a template that will allow you to easily configure a load test so you can quickly get started on your performance testing journey.

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API Performance Testing with LoadUI Pro

This post is part of a series on API performance testing. Other posts in this series are as follows: Part 1 Whether you’re developing an API to power other applications, or building an API within your own corporate infrastructure, you need to establish a reliable testing process. That means using the right tool to understand any vulnerabilities in your API so you can prevent issues or prepare for failure scenarios.

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Checklist of Website Speed Optimizations

Many people resented the screeching sound of dial-up internet, but it’s the loading times that were the most painful. Over the past two decades, we've gone from 30-second load times for HTML websites to near-instant streaming of 4K movies. User expectations are at all-time highs. So yeah, speed tests are important. Read more about why, how often to run them, and the best tools for the job. Use this checklist as an inspiration for making website optimizations that can improve page load times.

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API Performance Testing with LoadUI Pro: The Why, the How, and the Measures of Success

This post is the first in a series on API performance testing, and covers why performance testing is critical to API and company success Speed. Performance. Reliability. These are the characteristics we strive for when developing a truly powerful application. These are also the characteristics our customers use to judge that application.

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Checklist of Automation Tools

Most development teams follow a standardized process when it comes to unit and integration tests, but load tests tend to be more disorganized. Fail to properly implement load tests, and it can lead to performance bugs that reach production users. Those are costly. But load testing is easy to implement. Read about how you can implement a robust load testing methodology from start to finish. Poorly designed load tests can create an environment where costly performance bugs reach production users.

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SmartBear Connect 2020 Recap: Using SwaggerHub Registry API to Streamline CI/CD Integration

What a great week at this year’s SmartBear Connect 2020 virtual event. While I didn’t run into to any of you in the halls between sessions, we did exchange a few Slack messages from our lonely home office outposts. There definitely were some good sessions at the event, and for those API developers out there, you should take a minute to watch the one given by Stephen Mizell, Director of Product Management for API Design.