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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Validating API Responses and Performance Using JavaScript

Determining the present state of an API that’s critical to your product’s performance is the reason why companies apply API monitoring on a 24/7 basis. If your product depends on a sequence of calls to multiple APIs (perhaps internal as well as external), your product could appear “down” to your customers if even one of […]

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Using IFTTT (IF This Then That) to Extend API Alert Messaging

IFTTT (IF This Then That) is a site that enables the creation of API “Recipes for the Small Business Owner.” Activity that takes place on a particular site is monitored by IFTTT, and if a trigger event occurs, then an action can be initiated that produces a result on a different site. The IFTTT “recipes” […]

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Integrating API Monitoring with PagerDuty

PagerDuty is a widely-used online incident management platform that “helps orchestrate the ideal response to create better customer, employee, and business value.” When something goes wrong, that incident can be logged in PagerDuty, and all team members who are responsible for monitoring that system will be notified about the issue. If your business relies on […]

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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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