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Meet Your Customer Success Manager: Kirsten Harris

Hey there! My name is Kirsten and I’m a Customer Success Manager here at SmartBear. For those unfamiliar with Customer Success at SmartBear, our team is here to help you leverage the tools you’re...
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P2D2- What Is It, and Where Is It Headed?

  I was fortunate enough to have attended and spoken at APIDays Berlin, that occurred between 7-8th November, 2017. APIDays is a series of high quality and reputed conferences dedicated to APIs....
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Educating NUIG on the API Economy

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:07
Last week I had the opportunity to guest lecture on the API Economy at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) for Business Information Systems first year students. This was a unique...
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6 Ways to Speed Up Your Testing Cycles

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:00
In the battle between speed vs quality, teams that practice test automation know that there’s a practical way to aim for both. However, while testing inherently places value on precise observation...
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Will Digital Performance Set the Competitive Landscape for 2018?

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:01
In a world where the internet rules all, where 94% of business buyers conduct online research, and where e-commerce sales are poised to fall between $427 billion and $443 billion by the end of this...
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[Webinar] Adopting an API-First Approach with OpenAPI 3.0

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:00
The digital age has brought a lot of practical advantages to the world. The collective knowledge of humanity can be accessed in the palm of our hands, self-driving cars are a very realistic future,...
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Black Friday & The Illusion of Availability

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:59
It’s almost the biggest shopping season of the year, and you better believe your online performance has got to be stellar. This year, Salesforce.com Inc. predicts that U.S. e-commerce sales on Black...
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Firefox-alypse: 5 Things You Need to Know About Quantum

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:42
This week Firefox unveiled its brand spankin’ new Firefox Quantum, a newer, sexier Firefox deployment set to compete head-to-head with Google Chrome and Apple Safari. With a significant...
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Boldly Go Where No Monitor Has Gone Before

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:33
In a global economy, businesses are expanding rapidly, reallocating resources, and depending on branches located outside of their headquarters for essential business needs. Almost all of the world’s...
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Why Testing Matters

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 21:54
It can be easy to dismiss software testing as an unnecessary investment of time and money. One or two little bugs couldn’t possibly hurt anyone, right? But for many organizations, one little...
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SmartBear Recognized as a “Visionary Leader” in Booming API Testing Market

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:00
Amidst the very competitive landscape that is the global API testing market, SmartBear stands out from the crowd. In the newly released API Testing Market: Global Forecast to 2022 report, market...
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AlertSite Customer Care: Putting the “S” in SmartBear

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:55
Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes. At 3 a.m., a great deal of things go bump in the night, and unfortunately, your business applications are no exception. While we may not be official members of the...
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How to get the most Success from your SmartBear Customer Success Manager

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:24
Once you’ve made your SmartBear application purchase, it’s time to make the most out of your software quality tooling – queue Customer Success! Our team is here to help you leverage...
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What Is the Difference Between Swagger and OpenAPI?

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:00
This year marked the official release of OpenAPI 3.0, the latest version of the OpenAPI specification. For those involved in API development, the release of OAS 3.0 is, well… kind of a big deal. Why?...
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Cooking Up Code Reviews: Bitbucket vs. Collaborator

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:00
In early September (How is it Halloween already?), I had the pleasure of representing SmartBear Software and our code review tool Collaborator at the Atlassian Summit in San Jose, CA. Over those...
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SmartBears Get Manis for a Cure

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:17
Cupcakes, manicures, and a glass of sparkling rosé. What sounds like a dream Saturday with the girlfriends was actually a recent Friday in the SmartBear Somerville office—all for a great cause. Our...
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SmartBear Heads Down Under for Second Annual Australian Testing Days Conference

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:08
On Monday, October 30th, SmartBear is headed down under to attended Australian Testing Days in Sydney for the first time.  Organized by the Test Engineering Alliance of Melbourne, the conference is a...
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Software Testers’ Greatest Fears on Halloween

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:00
As Halloween approaches, everyone is searching for the scariest costume to outdo their peers at parties and work events. But software testers aren’t haunted by typical ghosts, witches, and vampires....
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3 Steps to Stay Ahead of Performance Problems

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 17:00
What’s worse than a false alarm? A late alarm. We’ve all set alarms- one in the morning to wake you up, one to remind you to take your vitamins, one to warn you if there’s a fire in your building....
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Looking Ahead to APIStrat 2017

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 14:00
Next week, the SmartBear API team will be heading to Portland, Oregon for the 8th annual API Strategy & Practice Conference (better known as APIStrat). This annual event brings together hundreds...
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