The Importance of API Testing

Like any software, APIs are subject to bugs and other errors. That makes API testing at least as important as other software testing, likely more-so. With potentially hundreds or thousands of consumers, an issue in your API could have a magnifying effect. To maintain software quality, it makes sense to have a robust approach to…

How-to: Real-time API Monitoring

Knowing how your API is performing has always been key, but as our APIs become a more important and a key part of your customer experience it needs to be looked at differently. Traditional API monitoring relies on the API and its components as part of application infrastructure. Although this is important it also misses…

Reactive Logic Overview

Reactive logic is your requirements entered as rules for your schema tables and views in Layer7 Live API Creator. These rules can include event rules, validation rules, and derivation rules. Live API Creator shares these rules across all resources that you explicitly define for your API and associates it with the row objects. This automatic…

API Monitoring Across the API Lifecycle

Developers often can’t control API downtime, but they can certainly monitor for it. Yet, sending periodic pings to a service is only one of many ways to use API monitoring. To avoid common API headaches, you can apply monitoring principles across the entire API lifecycle, starting before you’ve written a single line of code. Design…

A Guide to REST and API Design

API Academy Learn how to use REST to build developer-friendly, sustainable APIs The Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style is extremely valuable to organizations that want to create APIs as a way to leverage their existing IT resources in new Web and mobile apps. By applying REST design principles to a protocol, such as HTTP,…

5 Pillars of API Management

API Academy Manage security and performance risks created by opening enterprise systems via APIs Traditional enterprise are blurring, as organizations open their on-premise data and application functionality for use in new internal and external applications. APIs form the foundation of this open enterprise, allowing enterprises to reuse their existing information assets across organizational boundaries. To…