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 [...]
The more astute reader will notice we're showing low pass rates on LinkedIn, but also no errors. The API is currently reporting a warning to us. We had resolved one issue with an expired use token - our main tool has an integrated Token Management tool which made it quick to fix, but we had logged some errors. We've now noticed that we're hitting Throttle Limits on the API and have started work to look at the options we have before we reduce the frequency of our regular testing. If anybody from LinkedIn's developer program is around, we'd really like [...]
CiteWorld have done a nice piece on the need for Viatests. You can read it here. They are correct, building an app these days is only half the job.