Integrating API Monitoring into Your Product’s Operational Workflow

You’ve got a product that requires many nines of uptime. If an API (external or internal) that your product requires is down, your own product is down, or key aspects of it are down. You are monitoring the APIs that are key for your product, and have alerts configured so that your development and QA […]

Continue reading

Modifying Groups of API Monitors Using Tags

In recent posts, I’ve described how you can use API Science’s API to evaluate API monitor checks, detect failed checks, and use tags to group API monitors. If you’ve integrated the monitoring of your product’s performance and availability using the API Science API, it’s also possible to take the next step of modifying your monitors […]

Continue reading

Why You Should Never Shut Down Your API Servers (unless you absolutely have to)

The ongoing global Ransomeware cyber attack has “hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries” according to Europe’s cross-border police agency, Europol: Europol Director Rob Wainwright said the global reach of the attack was “unprecedented” and “pretty indiscriminate,” affecting everything from hospitals and schools to auto giants. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” he told […]

Continue reading

Using Tags to Group API Monitors

Many online products require gathering information from many different data sources. If your product queries multiple APIs (external or internal), then it is vital for your team to monitor those APIs in order to assess whether your product appears up, partially up, or down. My last two posts described how you can use the API […]

Continue reading