One Test, A Million Uses: Introducing Variables Override

We are happy to announce that API Fortress 4.4.0 is introducing a new feature: variables override. Again, we are not great at naming things but this is actually pretty great. This new feature allows you to alter variables of a test when you schedule it. Easy example: you can create a new schedule to execute a […]

New Downloader: Brazil

One of the best features that API Fortress provides is the ability to test your API from various locations instantly. Create a test and schedule it to be tested from various locations globally. We often find that a test called from the West Coast responds differently than from Dublin, Ireland. Not just from a latency perspective (obviously), but the actual response can […]

Parlez-Vous Francais? French Can Ruin APIs.

That title is a bit misleading. The reality is that any language can lead to this problem. Full disclosure, I am French Canadian. Born in Quebec but raised in America. So what am I talking about here? When an API is streaming, a character set (ASCII for example) has to be declared. These charsets do not […]

APIs – When a Misconception Becomes the Truth

When work started on API Fortress the CTO hated the word API. He was adamant that the majority of what was called APIs were actually, in his words, “freaking web services!” Yet, API was the buzzword of the time and thus ‘API’ was used in the company name. This is a common dirty little secret in the tech industry. It […]

Uber – Thousands of Employees, None on API Documentation Duty

Uber is amazing. Living in NYC means I find myself using the app at least once a week. With that said, it doesn’t mean that Uber’s API is flawless. In particular, we are constantly seeing this billion dollar company make changes on the fly without any warning or update to the documentation. API Fortress tests the payloads of the […]