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5 Reasons Not to Use Microservices

5 Reasons Not to Use Microservices

By Michael Churchman on .

Are microservices always the right solution when it comes to software design? Probably not. Very few things in this world are always the 100% right solution, and microservices are no exception.

In this post, we'll talk about when it is reasonable to consider using microservices in designing or redesigning your application, and when it might make sense to avoid using microservices.

First, let’s take a quick look at what microservices are, and what is good about them […]

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Categories: microservices


New Feature Roundup

New Feature Roundup

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

In this post we wanted to do a quick recap of some of the features we have launched in recent months that you might have missed.

A lot of our work has been behind the scenes, making sure our infrastructure is able to support the growing number of API calls being made through Runscope. We're at a point now where our systems are running over 880,000,000 API calls a month! That's 880 million, or an average of over 29 million API calls a day!

Besides the infrastructure work, we have also released 5 user-facing features in the past few months that we would like to highlight here […]

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Categories: announcements, product


3 Common API Design Errors

3 Common API Design Errors

By Nicolás Bohórquez on .

What does it take to design a good API? Let’s take a look at that question by considering some of the mistakes that developers commonly make when creating APIs.

Error 1: Inconsistent APIs

Consistency could be defined as “agreement or harmony of parts or features to one another or a whole”. When you design an API, it signifies that you keep your decisions aligned to a single line of thought in several aspects.

First, naming conventions […]

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Categories: apis, design


An Introduction to APIs for Product Managers

An Introduction to APIs for Product Managers

By Chris Riley on .

What is an API? That’s a question that more and more folks are asking as APIs assume an increasingly important role in powering modern applications and infrastructure.

By now, virtually everyone who works in tech in some way has heard of APIs, and might have a simple understanding of what an API is. But if your job doesn’t involve working in a technical way with APIs or the applications that run on them, your understanding of how APIs really work, and what it takes to create and manage an API effectively, is likely to be limited.

If you’re in that boat, this article is for you. It explains what an API is in a specific sense, but without getting too technical. The goal is to enable people who are not professional programmers to understand the ins and outs of APIs and API management. We’ll delve into […]

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Categories: apis


Why You Might Not Need Serverless

Why You Might Not Need Serverless

By Chris Riley on .

It’s hard to have a conversation about DevOps these days without someone mentioning serverless computing. Alongside Docker and Kubernetes, serverless computing platforms like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions are providing valuable new ways to deploy applications.

While serverless offers many important benefits, it’s not a cure-all for every type of application deployment woe. Smart developers know that the latest, greatest technologies are not always the best fit for every type of workload.

So, when should you not use serverless? Let’s discuss in this article […]

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Categories: serverless


Keeping Sensitive Information Secure with Secrets Management

Keeping Sensitive Information Secure with Secrets Management

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

We are very excited to announce a new feature for our enterprise customers: secrets management! Users can now easily create and manage sensitive information, such as API key or access tokens, and include them in their API monitors without exposing them in test results or 3rd-party integrations.

This feature request has been brought to us by a few customers, especially ones in highly regulated spaces such as finance, or healthcare, but we believe all of our enterprise customers will be able to benefit from it. Here at Runscope, we take extreme care with the security of our users' information, and we also like to provide tools for customers that will help them maintain any security standards they might have internally.

So, how does secrets management work?

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Categories: testing, product, monitoring, howto


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