APImetrics gets a fresh new look for 2017

Hot on the heels of our Improved Call Data Visualizations and Reporting, the APImetrics user interface has now been given a fresh new look for 2017. Our improved interface makes APImetrics even more user-friendly and straightforward to use than before. Over the past year, we’ve been focused on enhancing the core functionality of APImetrics that has made our product the industry-leading API quality monitoring solution, especially with our unique APImetrics Insights intelligent analytics suite and CASC Score that lets you see at glance how well your APIs are performing. Every aspect of the APImetrics user interface and user experience has [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Feature updates|0 Comments

Improved Call Data Visualizations and Reporting

Welcome to 2017 and with it the first of a bunch of new features designed to tell you more about what's actually impacting your API and SaaS performance.  First out of the gate is improved visualizations and comparison data of the steps involved in an API call.  We've been breaking down the individual steps for some time into DNS lookup, handshake, processing and download, but we've now visualized that data along with gauges to show how the numbers stack up to your historical averages. We're also adding in functionality into the 'SLOW' alerts to let you know roughly where the [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Feature updates, Programming Notes|0 Comments

Tracking API Calls with APImetrics

Using APImetrics to provide easy to track calls. We already provide logs of all API calls that include a detailed time stamp so you can find a specific item. Here’s another way to track calls through your entire stack: add a header to each test using the unique result or workflow result ID. In the API Call edit view, add a Header. Set the key name to something, such as X-APImetrics-ID and set the value to %%RESULT_ID%%. If you’re running the call as part of Workflow, you could also add a Header with %%TEST_RUN_RESULT_ID%% which would be the same value [...]

By | July 29th, 2015|Feature updates|0 Comments

A Featurette on our Features

We are always striving to make our tool better, and with that comes updates to features! Below is more information on our customizable Sharable Report, Dashboard and our Test Call Scheduler. What’s the point in logging tons of data if you can’t make any sense of it? In the age of Big Data and Analytics, everyone is striving to gather as much data as possible, in hopes to make deciphering problems in their business as easy as possible. At APImetrics, our solution is to make a sharable Dashboard full of test Data Graphs and Chart Widgets. With this Dashboard, users can [...]

By | May 8th, 2015|Feature updates|1 Comment

JSON and XML Content Error Reporting

One of the common problems we see with APIs is a HTTP 200 code, but a mobile app, in particular still has problem with the results.  That usually means there is a content error in the XML or JSON that the API is returning.  APImetrics has always parsed your content for errors but we’re now adding clearer guidance on what those errors mean and where to look for them.  In every failure report, even if the API has returned a 200, we are providing additional error reporting information: Additionally, we will leave you with access to the raw content so [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Feature updates|0 Comments

Regional Cloud API Test Locations and Cloud Performance

In our quest to create the best tool for API Performance Monitoring, we have added more regions for each of the major Cloud Service Providers. We know that in order to fully monitor your API’s performance, there needs to be realistic situations from all over the globe. In this post we will feature the Cloud API testable regions, as well as some interesting findings for cross Cloud calls. With that in mind, please let us know if there are any other regions you would like us to add. Below is our current list of test locations and clouds from around [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Feature updates|0 Comments

Added Support for SOAP APIs

At APImetrics we are always striving to stay agile and with that we want to continue enhancing our product to be the perfect API Performance Monitoring Solution for Enterprise. With more customers joining every day, we started to see an uptick in requests from Enterprise Clients to add support for SOAP. With that, we are happy to announce that we have rolled out full support for SOAP APIs! APImetrics CEO David O’Neill was recently interviewed by ProgrammableWeb’s Janet Wagner about the new support features. * “O'Neill explained to ProgrammableWeb that a lot of their enterprise customers were requesting the ability to monitor [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|Feature updates, Press Releases|0 Comments

Cookie Authentication

We support Cookie Authentication using the Post-Conditions section of a test, in conjunction with a multiple-test test run. The general idea would be a test run with the follow: Call an API which creates the session In the Post-Conditions, extract cookie value in post-conditions Call other tests, add a header using the custom variable from (2). For example, if your API returns a header: 200 OK Set-Cookie: ASP.NET_SessionId=zw4ixeriskyukm5asrdh0nlv; path=/; HttpOnly … In Post-Conditions, add a variable under headers named COOKIE, with the following path: Set-Cookie|replace('; path=/; HttpOnly', '')   Then in the follow-on tests, add a header in the test [...]

By | March 10th, 2015|Feature updates, Support|0 Comments

Automated API Sample Code calls

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 [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Feature updates, News|0 Comments

New Reporting Format… Now with errors

For our signed in users, and if you haven't signed up for a free account, you really should - you get much better access to the data, we've had a slight change to the database and we're now recording the latency of test failures as well as passes. For the astute among you, you'll notice that some APIs are showing error rates but not actually showing error latencies. That's because we're only reporting actual server errors on the report, so that's a 4XX or 5XX response from an API rather than something harder to diagnose like a timeout. As we've [...]

By | April 3rd, 2014|Feature updates|0 Comments