Introduction to API Monitor Local Variables

Recent posts have talked about the capability the API Science API monitoring platform provides for creating and working with global variables that are maintained across multiple monitors. In this post, we’ll look into the platform’s capability for creating local variables that are specific to an individual API monitor.

The fact is, APIs change over time. Also, your company’s own specific usage of a particular external API may change. And certainly your company’s need to monitor the performance of your own evolving internal APIs will change over time.

Employing API Science’s monitor local variables can make this necessary evolution easier to manage. Instead of creating a new API monitor every time something changes, if you configure your monitor using variables, you can simply change the variable, and your monitor is instantly reconfigured to analyze the performance of your new product…

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Introduction to API Science’s Global Variables

The API Science platform provides capability for saving, retrieving, and deleting global variables. The Parameters section on the API Science Help page provides this description: You can set any number of query string, POST, and PUT parameters using the Params input fields. Each time you add a new variable a new pair of Key/Value input […]

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Using Slack, Zapier, HipChat, PagerDuty, IFTTT, and Todoist to Broadcast API Monitor Alerts

Today, many companies have employees that work from diverse locations around the globe. If your company’s product relies on APIs (internal and/or external), your team needs to know immediately when a critical API goes down or starts delivering invalid information. But how can you quickly communicate problems of this type to your global team? The […]

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Using the Weekly API Science Report to Improve Customer Experience

Your API Science account automatically provides you with the “Weekly API Science Report” which is delivered by email to the email address associated with your account. Here’s an sample email for an account that runs two API Science monitors: The report proceeds from a performance overview for all of your monitors down to the details […]

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Importing Swagger, RAML, Postman, and HAR API Representations to Create API Monitors

The importance of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) continues to grow, as established and start-up vendors recognize their utility both as the foundation of their own products and as a means by which they can sell their services to other companies as components of new products. Because of this, publishing representations of APIs has gained currency: […]

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