Evaluating the Performance of Critical APIs Using API Science’s Data Analysis Tools

The API Science API monitoring platform provides an array of data analysis tools for viewing the performance of internal or external APIs that are critical to your product, from the top level (represented by our weekly summary report) down to the fine-grain details of the results from a single test run of an individual monitor. […]

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API Performance Outliers Based on Location

Monitoring API performance from various locations around the world is critical in order for you to know what your global customers are experiencing. The “Weekly API Science Report” that you receive with your API Science membership provides a good summary of the status of the APIs you are monitoring. A week ago, for my post […]

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Configuring API Science API Monitor Notifications

My last post described how you can use the API Science API monitor settings to configure what constitutes success each time your monitor is run. While your customers access your product on a 24/7 basis, your data center probably runs unattended during off-work hours. So, what happens if an API (internal or external) that’s critical […]

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Working with API Science API Monitor Settings

In an earlier post, we created a new API Science monitor that tests the World Bank’s Countries API. Our World Bank Countries API monitor was created using the minimum possible configuration: the monitor simply executes an HTTP GET for the URL: http://api.worldbank.org/countries/br However, the API Science monitoring platform provides options for much more comprehensive configuration […]

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Why Location Matters in API Performance Testing

In his 2014 book Flash Boys, Michael Lewis talks about a massively expensive project that burrowed through mountains, tunneled under riverbeds, dug trenches beside country roads, with the objective of creating “maybe the most insistently straight path ever dug into the earth” between Chicago and New Jersey. Why? So that “a one-and-a-half-inch-wide hard black plastic […]

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