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 [...]
Google App Engine is having a bad day with problems around URL access. This is affecting all tests at the moment and causing fail cases. We'll get back to you when all is well.
One of the things that we are clear about is APImetrics is not a load nor stress testing platform. We're focused on providing a close indication of the likely quality of the developer experience on REST based APIs. Consequently, we actually don't test all that often, our default for our public tests is once every 15 minutes. One of the reasons for that has been the behavior of some APIs with cached data in app queries. Testing every 15 minutes in this case actually provides misleading good performance data. However, this isn't true for all APIs. We're also testing the [...]
One of the key features of APImetrics is our ability to handle oAuth tokens for tests and calls requiring authentication. As we've rolled out our beta program we've found that there's more variation in performance and operation than we expected but it has been interesting to explore. We recently encountered issues with the Salesforce oAuth service which required us to make some changes to our generic token handling. In our product, you can set tokens to automatically renew, however, we found that with Salesforce tokens were not being updated and after 2 hours, the tests would start to fail. For [...]
By popular demand we've enabled an API to allow you to extract data from your reports and embed it in your own web properties as a report or dashboard. This is going to be a premium feature, but for beta users it's available at the moment for free, and for people signing up when we go live you'll get 30 days for free. At the moment, it is fairly simple. To access it, you need create an API key by selecting "Edit Profile" from the dropdown underneath the "@<username>" menu in the top banner. To use each of the following [...]
As we move closer to coming out of Beta we're getting our corporate ID set up, so here's our new logo.
We're working to coming out of Beta but we're still letting people sign up for the Beta program - just fill in the form from the dashboard page here. We're really excited with the new features that are now live. Core to the new set of features is improved data collection and visualization making it easier to spot performance trends in your API performance. Combined with our public test set, it's now possible to create and run sets of side-by-side comparison tests. This is already providing us with extremely interesting trend data on some of the most popular services out [...]
Firstly, thank you for all the input over the course of the Beta program, we're getting close to the end of it now and we're planning to open things up to general users shortly. As part of that we've been working hard on a lot of new features and enhancements to existing ones. Firstly, we've brought in a completely new look summary page which will allow easier 'at a glance' views. One of the new data points will be 'peak latency' where you'll be able to see not only the average time for an API call, but the maximum time [...]
So, we've gone live with V1 of our API Wizard Tool. At the moment this will let you set up authenticated (and non authenticated) API calls against most REST based services. We've added a bunch of services to simplify things too. So here's a quick how to guide. First step, contact us for a Beta Program log in. Firstly add the URI for the service you want to test. Next, pick the correct authentication. To make life easier, we've pre-populated things to make it easy for you with our Facebook oAuth. In the full version, you'd be [...]
So we've just gone live with V1 of our API Wizard in the Beta trial. This is very much the Beta version, there are some rough edges in there but we get notified if you find a bug, so please go ahead and use it! With this version of the Wizard you'll be able to create API calls and run one-off tests against them. At the moment we're not letting people run ongoing regular scheduled with these, but that will be coming soon in a future update. Other updates on the way include better graphing for reporting trends and a [...]