We'll have more details out shortly but there's a lot of features and changes coming in the next few days, once we're through the final testing. These include, but are not limited to: System wide variables with the ability to set different production environments Improved data visualizations with new graphing options and improved heatmaps Global SLA settings View all deployments from a single view We now support a full range of webhook integrations to services like Pager Duty and Github and we have a general set of webhooks that can be used for all integrations Watch this space!
For our second API Health Report we decided to look at Social Networking APIs, specifically Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr - like with our first report we were interested in how your choice of cloud could impact the results, but unlike the first report, we've also added in a range of global locations so you can see how cloud choices and location of users could impact performance. One of the key takeaways from this report is that there are differences between the clouds and large differences between the regions once you are outside of the United States. If you have customers [...]
We're going to be attending and talking at the API Strategy and Practice conference in Chicago this week, so feel free to get in touch and come and see us. The topic of our presentation will be - performance, what the logs don't tell you? And, not to give anything away, this will focus on the problem that averages or server performance logs will tend to hide things. Firstly, averages can easily fool you into thinking that all is well with your performance, caching in particular can make the actual numbers look significantly better than they actually are, or hide [...]
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New for group level accounts is the ability to set different email addresses to be alerted when certain conditions are met for any of the tests in your organization. We currently provide alerts for the following conditions: Test fails Test latency exceeds an expected number of Standard Deviations from the norm Test exceeds a certain number of miliseconds Test fails more than a specified number of times With the new group level accounts different email addresses can receive the notifications for different types of alert. This integrates directly to PagerDuty's email service where you can trigger other support events. Be [...]
This is one we've been asked for a lot, and it's available now for Pro and higher level accounts. We've enabled a variety of regional test centers for running ongoing tests against the API. The aim is to give you a better idea of the performance of the API when your apps are running in different locations and also to see what impact data center access can have on your apps and services. We're currently supporting the following regions and expect to add more targeted options later: US - East Coast US - West Coast Europe Asia Japan South America [...]
We're really delighted to be able to announce this new feature! We've added the ability to see reference code for API calls you test using APImetrics, just by clicking a tab. It's available for free to all registered users. All you have to do to use this is create a test, make sure it works and you get HTTP 200 from the call, this also lets you see what gets returned too! Then, when you view the test you have the option to see what the call looks like as: iOs Objective C Android Windows Phone/ C# PHP Python We [...]
APImetrics Announces New Partnership with Radius Inc. We at APImetrics are proud to announce our new partnership with Radius Inc., a Kirkland-based next-generation technology consulting company focused on the growing Internet of Things industry. Earlier today, Radius unveiled their new “Radius API Performance Monitoring Solution,” which is powered by APImetrics technology. Through Radius, our technology will reach Fortune 500 companies around the world, significantly expanding our service footprint. Check out the below description of Radius’ solution, from http://insideradius.com/: APIs are the workhorses of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon. By simplifying the process by which data is accessed through the [...]
This White Paper is published jointly from APImetrics and OAuth.io - a copy can be downloaded from here. Please feel free to comment or contact us to ask questions. APImetrics, WA, USA and OAuth.io, USA The idea behind OAuth is simple - a standard way to enable access to protected resources (like a social network), so a user can sign into a web service, and, via a secure exchange of tokens, an app or 3rd party can access that service. All happening without the developer ever seeing the user’s username or password. However, in reality, there is a lot of [...]