Understanding Security and Dependability for SOAP and REST

Overview on APIs Application Programming Interfaces are a vital part of what makes business communication operate efficiently and securely in an online environment. APIs establish guidelines for software communication and operation. Without APIs, software would use wildly different methods to accomplish the same goals, requiring programmers to learn a whole new set of rules forRead More

5 Ways to Better Identify and Eliminate Application Failure Points

Failure points–places in an application’s infrastructure, network or API where errors typically occur–can be the downfall of good code. Whether your team is plagued by common failure points or you’re working out complicated bugs, these points can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even expensive if extensive downtime is incurred. Here are five ways to identify and eliminateRead More

Apica Integrates with AWS CodePipeline, the Continuous Delivery and Release Automation Service from Amazon Web Services (AWS), to Offer AWS CodePipeline Users a Built-In, Automated Testing Solution

  We are excited to announce that AWS CodePipeline users will now be able to take full advantage of Apica LoadTest’s powerful automated testing capabilities from within the AWS CodePipeline dashboard! AWS CodePipeline automates the application build, test, and release process, allowing for fast and reliable application updates. With Apica on AWS CodePipeline, developers canRead More

Onward and Upward: Scaling Your Website into the Future

Scaling Your Website into the Future   Whether you’re a budding company or you’ve just launched a new website, chances are you’ll start experiencing steady increases in site traffic as you expand your business. You may be equipped for a few dozen customers now, but what happens when you reach thousands or (ideally) hundreds ofRead More

Testing Cloud with Cloud: Performance Testing Cloud-Based Applications

Cloud Applications Require Cloud-Based Performance Testing Cloud computing provides “computing” as a utility, transforming IT services. Both the software and hardware landscape have changed in a big way — and will continue to change — based on the requirements of Cloud infrastructure and its increasing popularity. Cloud computing can offer more agility for both softwareRead More

Apica Newsletter: January 2014

  2014 was an exciting year at Apica, but it couldn’t have been possible without our clients’ continued support. Thank you! Let’s take a look back at some of the achievements we accomplished together in the past year.   Infographic: 2014 Apica Stats     Important Feature Updates from the Past Year   Apica LoadTest TeamCity Plugin TheRead More

Integrating Web Performance Monitoring (WPM) and Application Performance Monitoring (APM) – a Better Web Performance Solution

Web Performance and Application Performance Monitoring: Two Solutions, One Common Goal In the simplest terms, Web Performance Monitoring (WPM) is an external process for monitoring web applications, while Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is an internal one. The two services can be used independently to monitor the performance of external or internal application components, but integratingRead More

Testing a CDN Setup and Monitoring CDN Performance Over Time

  The Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a concept involving a group of servers used at multiple locations across the globe, each hosting the same content for delivery. The content from the nearest server (CDN node) is delivered to the end user. This system supports fast, secure, and reliable delivery of the content and reducesRead More

Cloud Performance Testing: The Secret to a Hassle-free Cloud Migration

These days, the cloud is considered a panacea for nearly every kind of business technology concern – its promise of scalability, flexibility and agility drive mass adoption. “Let’s move it to the cloud” is a phrase any IT or Operations Manager has probably heard a thousand times. People assume that when an application is migratedRead More

How to Prevent (and Keep Preventing) System Overload

Your website is suddenly very, very popular (think Black Friday or Cyber Monday). Millions of people are trying to get on at once. So what happens? Your system can’t handle the overload. It slows down and eventually crashes. In terms of problems, system overload is one of the better ones for an online company toRead More