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Five Ways to Ensure API Quality from Development through Deployment

Learn Best Practices from the Creator of soapUI and Insights from Featured Analyst Firm

Ensuring Web API lifecycle quality can be time-consuming and costly for software developers, IT Operations and e-commerce teams, but it doesn’t have to be that way. To learn how, join SmartBear Software for its informative Webinar featuring Gartner, Inc., “Your Guide to the Golden Age of APIs, 5 Ways to Ensure Quality from Development through Deployment,” on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT, 6:00 p.m. BSTWeb APIs are growing exponentially and are essential for mobile and social applications. They also are used in innovative forms of e-commerce that combine Web Services and contextual information for a compelling user experience.

Maintaining API quality is critical to delivering superior user experiences, meeting contractual obligations with partners and reaching business goals. But development, IT Operations and e-commerce teams frequently run into obstacles as they work to ensure API quality from development through deployment.

Thomas Murphy, research director of Gartner, Inc., and Ole Lensmar, SmartBear chief architect and creator of soapUI, the world’s most popular Open Source functional testing solution, will discuss how to overcome obstacles and ensure API lifecycle quality, including:

  • Top challenges companies face delivering APIs;
  • Gartner’s recommendation on who should own APIs in the organization;
  • Best practices to ensure desired API functionality, security and performance;
  • How to standardize pre- and post-deployment API quality; and
  • Special considerations for API testing in the cloud.

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Alex Forbes is a B2B software marketing leader with experience in analyst relations, content marketing and product marketing. He follows the IoT, rapid application development, and cloud markets to help customers improve their digital transformation initiatives, customers' buyer journeys and experience from both an IT and business perspective.