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Agile as a Lawnmower By Justin Collier My son is 14 yrs old. I've been consistently trying to encourage him to do two things. One, think ahead to the next logical outcome and, two, do it right the first time. When he helps with projects around the house, he has a tendency to get it to an "almost complete" state. For example, recently he went out and mowed the backyard. I told him beforehand to move some brush (thorny rose trimmings) that needed burning so that he could completely mow the yard. At the end of the day, he comes in with a look of victory and accomplishment and proudly states, "I'm done!" (as with all chores assigned to my children, their definition and my definition of "done" are quite different). Unbeknownst to me, my son has informed his mother that he can't move the thorny rose trimmings because he can't find his gloves (separate father/son lesson) ... (more)

API Testing Trends | @CloudExpo #IoT #API #DevOps #AI #DX #SmartCities

Five Major API Development and Testing Trends By Robert Schneider I've been designing, developing, and testing APIs for many years, and I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed just about every type of API initiative. Although many aspects of the API lifecycle are the same as they've always been, over the past couple of years I've noticed a number of distinct trends that are revolutionizing the ways these critical assets are conceived and evaluated. In this blog post, I'll tell you about five noteworthy transformations that are exceptionally significant, and how they will li... (more)

IoT API Development and Testing | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #API

Developer of Things: IoT API Development and Testing By Harsh Upreti In the last few decades we have had a front row seat to witness the evolution of devices that generate and consume information on the internet. The format, frequency and methodology information flow between devices has also changed. You do not have to be developer to notice that the dream of ‘intelligent agents' in the original vision of Tim Berners Lee for Web 3.0 has been slowly shaping into reality. I noticed this initially during the evolution of Facebook from static pages to a more ‘real-time' application th... (more)

API Virtualization: A Strategy for Uniting Teams | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Virtualization

API Virtualization: A Strategy for Uniting Teams By Harsh Upreti Recently an analysis was completed by SmartBear to gauge the sense of what software professionals believe is the core value provided by API virtualization. It was concluded that software professionals, including developers, testers, managers and architects believe that the biggest benefit of virtualization is that it brings teams together by allowing them to collaborate. In total, 18% more respondents indicated that virtualization has more value in uniting teams than it has in adding speed to delivery or reducing c... (more)

Mad About March Madness? | @DevOpsSummit #WebPerf #APM #Monitoring

Mad About March Madness? Performance Issues off the Court By Mary Katherine Sullivan, PJ Stevens and Nick Welter One hour before March Madness is about to begin, the CBS Sports app crashes. Per Twitter, college basketball fans across the country are freaking out, trying to get their last minute bracket changes completed before the first game begins. Millions of fans around the world are expected to tune in to America's most-watched amateur sports tournament, and for many, competing with friends and coworkers to create a winning bracket is one of the primary appeals of watching. ... (more)