When Everything is Not Actually 200 OK

If you are fortunate enough to have an API where a ping that verifies status codes can suffice for your uptime analytics, at least be sure the status codes are accurate. Two of our customers ran their API programs for over six months, during that time their monitoring systems reported a 100% uptime. When they onboarded with us the ugly truth was revealed. […]

Small Errors Add Up

Reddit is one of the most popular social sites on the Internet. Everyone uses it from a normal person such as yours truly, to reporters and news agencies. While the site itself appears fairly straightforward, it is actually one of the more impressive sites we have encountered. A strong tech team has created a powerful platform. That does […]

Even Billion Dollar Brooklyn Companies Aren’t Perfect

Something that we always harp on is the lack of testing people are doing for APIs. Specifically in regards to the API’s response. We have spoken with hundreds of companies and each time are amazed to hear how few have systems in place. The best case scenario is that they are monitoring the latency of their endpoints, but that’s […]

API Testing Still In Its Infancy

Note: This post was originally a guest post for the readme.io blog. Reprinted here. Are you testing your APIs? I ask people this question daily. Some say they do, but it’s not many. The most conscientious boast of their unit tests and an occasional smoke test, which is progress, but when compared to the rigor we regularly […]

Can’t a Developer Do That?

Can’t a Developer Do That? This is a common question we hear when talking to people about API Fortress. It’s a simple question, but unfortunately the answer isn’t so simple. Yes they can. Oh, actually that was simple. Except when you dig deeper you see the much bigger problem. Technically, yes a developer can create their own […]