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APImetrics Q1 Feature Boost

So many exciting new features! Tabbed views, performance metrics, the all-new API edit pane, Service Level Objective tracking & more. As we race through 2022, we have a lot of feature changes coming. They’re designed to make APImetrics easier to use so you can focus on managing API performance and data – not just for the APIs you own, but all the ones you rely on. We’ve already rolled out the tabbed API edit pane. Now it’s easier than ever to see results, insights and stats. And we’re adding a tabbed provider home page that’s going to revolutionize the way

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Technical Challenges of OpenID FAPI JWT and Open Banking

The worst thing a specification can do is not specify something The recent retirement of OB Legacy certificates has caused trouble in the Open Banking UK world. With a hard deadline of June 30, 2021, some institutions were still working in the last three weeks to complete the change.   After having finished their transfer, others turned off the old certificate support weeks ago, essentially cutting off any integration that hadn’t been updated.  However, the remaining number struggled with the lack of specs for handling secure APIs and communicating information in a standardized way.  Some Background – OpenID FAPI JWT 

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API Cloud Performance Analysis

API Cloud Performance Analysis

APIMETRICS API CLOUD PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESS OF CLOUD PROVIDERS DESPITE THE PANDEMIC Increased load from significant growth in global digital operations notable from summer 2020 Seattle, July 1st 2021 – APImetrics today released the results of its comprehensive annual analysis of the performance of the major cloud service providers serving the critical API landscape. To produce the APImetrics API Cloud Performance Analysis Report, APImetrics made more than 187 million API calls to more than 4,200 different API endpoints in 2019 and more than 208 million API calls to more than 4,600 different API endpoints in 2020. Calls were

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Simple Cross Cloud API Performance Data

Or… how to fine tune your containers Have you ever wanted to know if you’ve picked the right cloud or location for the job when you’re building an Application? Well wonder no more, one of the features of API.expert (hassle free, code free monitoring) is the ability to see how a particular endpoint works from every public cloud data center from AWS, Azure, Google and IBM. And, if you’re wondering why cross cloud API performance might matter for you, consider this. We see as much as 2 seconds per transaction difference between the BEST and WORST data centers for many leading APIs.

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API.expert Low Cost, Hassle Free Performance Monitoring Has Arrived

LOW COST, HASSLE-FREE API PERFORMANCE MONITORING HAS ARRIVED   2000+ APIs monitored across tech, govt, and financial services from a $100 annual subscription   Seattle, June 24 2021 – APImetrics is today launching a premium version of API.expert, an essential resource for API consumers, developers, and providers from all market sectors and industries. The new service monitors service provision from mainstream API providers such as Google, Slack and Microsoft, to specialist services within vertical markets. “APIs have become an essential part of the tech landscape, with more and more critical and essential services being delivered through them, from banking to

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API.expert Banking API Analysis: Tide APIs Are Near-Perfect

This Week’s Banking API Highlights Tide in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category takes the overall title again this week with a CASC score of 9.84, up from 9.83 last week. HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again with a median latency of 97 ms, up from 95 ms last week. RadarRelay in the Cryptocurrency Exchanges API category takes the overall bottom spot again this week with a CASC score of 4.23. We take a look at two excellent Open Banking APIs and ask whether there is

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API.expert Weekly API Analysis: MailChimp

This Week’s API Highlights Google in the Social Networks API category and Department of Justice in the US Government category share the overall title this week with a CASC score of 9.69. UK in the UK Government API category is the fastest API this week with a median latency of 70 ms. MailChimp in the Corporate Infrastructure API category is the overall worst quality API this week with a CASC score of 5.52. We take a good hard look at just what went wrong with MailChimp last week. Something of interest We all remember the MailChimp adverts from the original

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