As easy as…

We like to stress that creating tests, even ones with authentication is extremely simple with APImetrics.  Between our Community of tests and developer setups, it's very quick and simple to create complex tests that you can leave to run. But, we don't want you to take our word for, here's a short video showing the creation of a Facebook Graph search complete with oAuth 2 authentication conducting a places search in Seattle.  

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:20+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

So what does happen at Bing every day?

We'd REALLY like to know what happens at Bing every day at about 21:00UTC - the performance spike is interesting. It buries the real story about the performance of the 3 major search engines.  Google, fastest, Yahoo next and sadly for Bing, they're bringing up the rear. And then they have the daily peak.  We'd love to know more.    

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:20+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Features – Sharing Tests and Keys

We've been working hard on making it very easy not just to test APIs, but also to share your tests and tokens too.  We've now implemented the first set of features for community use. The first set of features are focused on enabling you to share tests publicly.  In any test case you set up, you can set to share it publicly, and use the URL for the test case to share it with anybody.  Shared test cases can be reviewed by anybody, as can the set up for the keys involved.  You can also look at the headers used [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:20+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

API Support the use of errors – Yahoo BOSS

One of the things we have noticed as we increase our test coverage, is that in addition to the poor quality of the documentation, there a lot of randomness in the errors we get sent back.  Today's case in point being the Yahoo BOSS API. Configuring the test cases required enabling billing support which we were fine with, and for the levels of use we're going to have, it won't be a huge amount.  Once set up, the first query went through just fine, returning a HTTP 200 and a nicely formatted block of JSON with the search data enclosed. [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:21+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facebook Outage

It's been covered in the press but we wanted to mention that we picked up the Facebook outage yesterday.  Starting at 12:00UTC on 10/21 and lasting until 14:30UTC Sharing was pretty much impossible to facebook, with the service throwing a variety of 400 and 500 errors.  We had a successful test at 14:00 but it was followed by more failures. More interestingly, oAuth, Search and Profile fetch remained completely unaffected. Here's the test logs for the outage.   APImetrics keeps you alerted of outages in APIs you use or provide and give you the tools to track outages down and [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:21+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Reporting System

A new reporting system for easy generation of status updates, all generated from a single bit of code. <script src=""></script>

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:21+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments