About David O'Neill

APImetrics CEO, founder, API expert, writer and entrepreneur

API Rant: Test In Prod or Give Up

API Rants: Test in Prod or give up. This is a public service rant. For the love of Mike/whatever being is responsible for your monitoring, please monitor your APIs in their production environment! I had a little rant recently about how I thought the monitoring industry had become somewhat self-serving— now I’m going to shift to something that isn’t the fault of the monitoring industry but is a HUGE problem in the Open Finance sector. Monitoring Production Systems You release a software service. Own it. Period. We can go home now. What’s that?  Group risk and security won’t let you monitor a real account?  Then give up, you’ve failed before you’ve even start. No seriously, stick a fork in your open digital strategy, you’re done. Harsh? [...]

By |2020-08-03T17:04:21-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Rants|0 Comments

API Ratings: 13 July – 20 July 2020

API.expert API Ratings We are already into the middle of July and the nights are starting to draw in. That time of the week has again arrived for us to talk about the State of the APIs over the past seven days. We launched API.expert (http://api.expert) earlier in the year as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economy and the leading APIs in different categories in particular. The basic service is free and will remain free, but other, related services will be built on top of it, including your very own API.expert dashboards if you want them! If something is missing that you think should be here, don’t hesitate to drop us [...]

By |2020-07-30T14:21:53-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Weekly Report|0 Comments

API Rants: We Need To Talk…

Hi Monitoring Industry. We need to talk.... It’s not me- it's you. I first wrote a riff on this a couple of years ago, but chickened out of posting it. “Too controversial”, I thought. “I'm sure people get it”, I thought. My apologies. I should have screamed it from the rooftops. Here we are in 2020. APIs have become more and more important, —especially in Financial Services. And I’m more convinced than ever that, not only aren’t people getting it, but the entire industry is enabling people to do it wrong. I was looking back at old articles on LinkedIn I’ve written. This one - “Face it, you don’t want to know when things don’t work” - from April 2018 is as true today as it was [...]

By |2020-07-21T13:28:21-07:00July 21st, 2020|Rants|0 Comments

Overlooked API Monitoring Problems

Overlooked API monitoring problems To understand how API monitoring problems get overlooked, there's an old story that goes something like this: You come across a person standing under a street light looking around. You ask if you can help. "I've lost my car keys," they say without looking up. So you start to look around to help them. After a few minutes you ask, "where did you last see them?" They stop, look up, and point at the woods to the side of the road. "I dropped them over there," they say. "So why are we looking here?" They look [...]

By |2020-07-17T16:01:13-07:00July 14th, 2020|Opinion|0 Comments

Say Hello to API Ratings from API.expert

One of the recurring themes we hear when speaking to clients is that they just want the data. They don't want the challenge of setting up and configuring and maintaining API calls. They want answers, not excuses. They need to know – and they need to know it's right.Say hello to API RankingsAPI.expert is the first of a wave of product changes here at APImetrics to help us move towards the goal of making things easier to understand and use even for non-developers and ensure that everybody has access to clear API rankings for all the services they depend on. [...]

By |2020-07-15T07:05:30-07:00January 7th, 2020|API Update, News|0 Comments

APImetrics Announces New Monitoring Product for Postman APIs

Seattle – APImetrics has launched a new monitoring service for Postman users, the company announced yesterday.  “We are very excited to launch this product, which will allow users of Postman to monitor API global performance without having to do any configuration at all,” said David O'Neill, CEO of APImetrics. Utilizing the Postman Newman runtime system, users can now monitor and track the performance of their APIs directly from their Postman collections externally from more than 40 worldwide locations on the world’s three major clouds: AWS, Azure and Google. “This is the first time a third-party product has been launched [...]

By |2019-10-15T17:04:31-07:00October 15th, 2019|Press Releases, News|0 Comments

New Postman Integration – Run Collections via APImetrics

[iee_empty_space type="horizontal" height="10" width="10" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" /] Here at APImetrics we are really excited to announce our new type of integration for Postman users. We understand that importing collections and keeping them in sync can be additional extra work so we've decided to address that. We have created a new service, available to all users, where you can create and maintain your collections in Postman, but run those collections remotely in the cloud via APImetrics. There's no set up or configuration, collections will run exactly the same way as they do in Postman, except you'll be able to take advantage [...]

By |2019-08-09T10:53:20-07:00August 9th, 2019|Feature updates|0 Comments

API Performance Analysis: Hitting the Mainstream

Here at APImetrics, we've been at the cutting edge of API performance analysis for over four years now. So we tend to forget how far things have come in just a short period of time. This was brought home to me just today by a thought piece in Forbes on the API economy. This point in particular leapt straight off the screen at me: APIs have become so essential to businesses that 85% consider web APIs and API-based integration fundamental to their business strategy and continued success. Five years ago, we were still having conversations with our clients about why [...]

By |2020-07-09T14:15:46-07:00May 1st, 2019|News, Fintech, Opinion|0 Comments

New Importer – Better Postman, Github and OpenAPI Sync

  An exciting day today! We have gone live with our new importer, this has been built in conjunction with our partners at APImatic, to provide a more effective way of integrating and then monitoring your API collections from Postman and other collection managers. Key features include: Import directly from Postman or APIMATIC Use a URL to import an API specification of nearly any kind including from OpenAPI or GitHub Once the import has completed, you may need to set up any environment variables your API calls require. You may also want to check that your API calls have the correct Authentication [...]

By |2019-03-28T16:37:00-07:00March 28th, 2019|Feature updates|0 Comments