APImetrics Blog – APIs, Cloud, SLA & Developer Industry News & Opinion 2018-03-21T16:27:01+00:00

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API Standards: Who Watches the Watchmen?

I am fond of the saying, Who watches the watchers? When applied to the API sector, it addresses a very real problem: How do you manage standards and adherence to standards in the API space? Nacha, the payments association, have announced new standards for electronic payments APIs. The work is being led by Apigee and Accenture, two major players in enterprise APIs. Apigee famously provided one of the major gateway products, and was acquired by Google. Accenture does consulting for many, if not all of the major global finance companies. Standards make sense We see a lot of divergence around the world in what "Open Banking" means to different groups. The European Union backed away from the challenge of a standard for APIs by mandating what should be shared, but then not specifying the details, the UK went the other way by mandating very specific sets of data that should [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Categories: Opinion, Sectors|0 Comments

Active Monitoring and API Documentation (Or, “Why Doesn’t My Call Work?”)

By | March 20th, 2018|Cloud, Programming Tips, Support|

Active API Monitoring

One of the issues we frequently see is clients having issues with moving to active external monitoring from internal testing or testing through their API documentation system (like Apiary, Postman or others). The challenge is simple – if you’ve been […]

API Gateway and APImetrics: How We Integrate with Your Existing Systems

By | March 19th, 2018|API Update, IT and Cloud, Summary|

Your API Gateway and APImetrics

An API gateway allows API providers to manage and control their APIs reliably and at scale. It manages access, policy and traffic controls, and handles run-time activities including routing and authentication.

An API gateway typically provides functionality across five […]

Active Monitoring: Never Hesitate to Go Active

By | March 14th, 2018|Fintech, IT and Cloud, Opinion|

The transducers in the sonar for HMS Dreadnought, Britain’s first nuclear submarine, were actually designed to ping all the way across the Atlantic and back again. But for the last five decades, submarines have not had that telltale “ping” sound you know […]

PSD2 Active API Performance Monitoring: You Can’t Do That From Here

By | March 6th, 2018|Fintech, News, Opinion|

PSD2 Active API Performance Monitoring

API performance monitoring is part of managing, and here at APImetrics our mantra is: You have to manage your APIs. And if you are relying purely on passive monitoring of API gateways, you are not monitoring your APIs […]