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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

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API Ratings July 2020

API Ratings: 20-27 July, 2020 – Bank of Ireland, OUCH!

We are almost at the end of July and there are less than 5 months to go to Christmas! Still, that time of the week has arrived for us to discourse on the State of the APIs over the past seven days. We launched 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

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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

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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

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API Ratings: 6 July – 13 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 API ratings over the past seven days. We launched 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 from our API Ratings that you think should be here, don’t hesitate

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API Ratings: Who Won the Month? June 2020

API.expert June 2020 Wrap Up We have stumbled out of the first half of the year(!) and into another month of the COVID-19 crisis. And that time has arrived when we must discourse on the State of the APIs in June 2020 and publish our API ratings. We recently launched API.expert (http://api.expert) 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

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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

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APImetrics Launches API.expert to Show Real-Time API Performance Rankings API.expert provides actionable performance and quality metrics for leading APIs including uptime, quality and regional cross-cloud latency analysis

API Ratings | June 15-22, 2020

API Rankings from API.expert We have somehow come to the fourth week of June (and still one to go) and reached that time when we must discourse on the State of the APIs over the last seven days. We launched 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! Each week, month and year

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API Ratings: Who won the week? | June 8-15, 2020

We have somehow come to the third week of June and reached that point at which we must once again expound on API rankings over the last seven days. We launched API.expert earlier in the year as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economy and the leading API ratings 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! Each week, month and year we’ll look at the APIs we

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API Ratings: Who won the week? | June 1-8, 2020

We find ourselves already in the second week of June (!) and the time once again has arrived at discourse on the State of the APIs over the last seven days. We launched 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! Each week, month and year we’ll look at the APIs

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