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.


How to Market to Developers with Paid Marketing

At Moesif, we primarily market to developers and other technical audiences like product managers and developer relations teams looking to make their own developer platform successful. Getting developers to adopt your API or tool is hard and requires heavy investment in experimentation and measurement in order to achieve the results you’re looking for. At the same time, much of the online advice you hear for B2C or B2B marketing simply won’t work when marketing to developers.

[Online Meetup] The Role of API Gateways in an Evolving Distributed World

The world is changing and so is the way we work as we become increasingly distributed. We can’t apply old processes to new environments. Much like having to work from home has forced a change in how we work together as teams, successfully managing services in increasingly decentralized architectures demands a different way of thinking. Join Melissa van der Hecht, Product Manager at Kong, to look at the surprising similarities between our own work processes and our services as we adapt to new routines in distributed locations. 

What Is API Access?

An application program interface (API) is a set of protocols, tools, and routines that allows data and content to be shared between applications. For example, while using WhatsApp, you can share your location due to Google Maps integration. The most common APIs are known as REST APIs, which are utilized by Facebook, Google, and Twitter. If you are designing your own app, you’ll need to understand how APIs communicate — which will vary depending on the type.

How to Use Browser Tests to Monitor Web App User Journeys | Datadog Tips & Tricks

In part 2 of this 2 part series, you’ll learn how to create Datadog Browser Tests to replicate user journeys and verify both that your web applications are responsive and functioning properly at all times. In part 1 of this series (link), you learned how Datadog’s API tests can be used to check API and website uptime. Datadog Browser Tests take this a step further, allowing you to replicate entire user journeys and transactions through your web applications. This is done with our browser recorder: simply click “Start Recording” and click through your application to record a test.

Exploring Jaeger traces with Elastic APM

Jaeger is a popular distributed tracing project hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). In the Elastic APM 7.6.0 release we added support for ingesting Jaeger traces directly into the Elastic Stack. Elasticsearch has long been a primary storage backend for Jaeger. Due to its fast search capabilities and horizontal scalability, Elasticsearch makes an excellent choice for storing and searching trace data, along with other observability data such as logs, metrics, and uptime data.


How to Automate Deployment of Microservices With an API Gateway to a Multi-Cloud Environment

In today’s enterprise computing landscape, multi-cloud organizations are quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception. By leveraging an API-first strategy with a microservice-based architecture, companies can achieve significant speed to market across multiple clouds. In order to achieve this, container orchestration and a well-designed CI/CD strategy are essential components in this journey.


Elastic Cloud: Elasticsearch Service API is now GA

The Elastic Cloud console gives you a single place to create and manage your deployments, view billing information, and stay informed about new releases. It provides an easy and intuitive user interface (UI) for common management and administrative tasks. While a management UI is great, many organizations also want an API to automate common tasks and workflows, especially for managing their deployments.


Python Logging - The Ultimate Guide

This guide is focused on how to log in Python using the built-in support for logging. It introduces various concepts that are relevant to understanding Python logging, discusses the corresponding logging APIs in Python and how to use them, and presents best practices and performance considerations for using these APIs.