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The Disruptor That Needs Disrupting By Greg Lord Many people mistakenly believe that Al Gore invented the Internet, but in reality it was Tim Berners-Lee. He created URIs, HTTP, HTML, and the first web browser - all critical building blocks that paved the way for the Internet to operate as the ubiquitous, decentralized network for sharing information that we take for granted today. As a result of his contributions to society, it was recently announced that Tim Berners-Lee has been awarded the prestigious Turing Award. Side note: The A.M. Turing Award is the heavyweight of all computer science-related awards, intended to recognize "an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community". This is an understated way of saying "people who have done something really awesome" in the realm of computer science. For anyone who is famil... (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)

Four Best Practices for Agile API Load Testing | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Agile

Four Best Practices for Agile API Load Testing By PJ Stevens One important organizational point of Agile API delivery is the concept of a team producing a usable version - which should result in the improved alignment of development, QA, and technical operations teams. Perhaps an even larger benefit of Agile is that it allows teams to effectively manage change in both external and software functionality, while simultaneously accelerating the development of quality software. Part of the challenge with managing this change, however, is providing quick feedback on when the change i... (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)