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Understanding Security and Dependability for SOAP and REST

Overview on APIs Application Programming Interfaces are a vital part of what makes business communication operate efficiently and securely in an online environment. APIs establish guidelines for software communication and operation. Without APIs, software would use wildly different methods to accomplish the same goals, requiring programmers to learn a whole new set of rules for […] Continue reading

5 Ways to Better Identify and Eliminate Application Failure Points

Failure points—places in an application’s infrastructure, network or API where errors typically occur—can be the downfall of good code. Whether your team is plagued by common failure points or you’re working out complicated bugs, these points can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even expensive if extensive downtime is incurred. Here are five ways to identify and eliminate […] Continue reading

Safe & Sound: How Performance Testing Promotes Security

Around the world, more and more companies and government organizations are reporting massive data breaches. These breaches don’t just cost them a significant amount of money—they can also jeopardize the hard-earned trust of their customers and employees. With this in mind, businesses of all sizes are tuned into the importance of data security. When traditional […] Continue reading

Apica Integrates with AWS CodePipeline, the Continuous Delivery and Release Automation Service from Amazon Web Services (AWS), to Offer AWS CodePipeline Users a Built-In, Automated Testing Solution

  We are excited to announce that AWS CodePipeline users will now be able to take full advantage of Apica LoadTest’s powerful automated testing capabilities from within the AWS CodePipeline dashboard! AWS CodePipeline automates the application build, test, and release process, allowing for fast and reliable application updates. With Apica on AWS CodePipeline, developers can […] Continue reading

Testing for Mobile Game Development: How to Launch Fast and Win Fans with Agile Development

  Achieving Speed and Quality with Mobile Game Development   When it comes to mobile game development, speed is everything. From the business owner to the consumer, everyone wants developers to build and deploy their apps overnight—without the errors common to time-sensitive projects. But is it possible to meet the need for speed without losing […] Continue reading

Out With the Old, In With the New: Rapidly Navigating Changes in APIs

  If you’ve built your company’s online infrastructure around the skeleton of an API (or multiple APIs), it’s essential to always be prepared for unexpected changes that can dramatically impact your software. Users of Twitter’s “Firehose” data feed encountered such a problem in April after the social media staple announced that they would be phasing out […] Continue reading

Keeping Tabs on Tag Management to Improve Web Performance

Are you keeping up with tag management? If not, your site could be suffering. Hey, So What’s a Tag Anyway?   Tags are compact chunks of code that can improve both user experience and your ability to capture information and analytics from your site. A common example that many businesses use is Google’s analytic code. […] Continue reading

Web Speed and Search – So What’s the Connection?

When it comes to web performance, speed and search share a lot more than just a couple of letters. The strongest platforms are designed with an awareness of the impact speed and search optimization have on user response, and implement effective tools for performance enhancement. Understanding the importance of these elements and how they work […] Continue reading

The E-Commerce Downtime Guide: What to Do if Things Go Wrong

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, many online retailers are facing a huge spike in traffic and demand. The best of these retailers prep for holidays like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Black Friday many months in advance, testing and optimizing web performance to be sure their site can handle each seasonal load. However, there is […] Continue reading