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How Trustpilot Leverages Runscope Webhooks and Custom Slack Notifications

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

Trustpilot is a review platform where people can read, write, and share reviews for all kinds of businesses. They have also been Runscope users since 2015, and we have featured them in other blog posts, such as how they monitor over 600 microservices.

One of the most important parts of API monitoring is getting notified when something breaks. Trustpilot uses Slack as their main communication hub, and so they rely on notifications that are sent from Runscope to Slack in case something breaks.

The default Runscope-Slack integration was enough for the Trustpilot team for a while. They made sure to use the threshold feature to only receive notifications after a test failed 3 times in a row, and again when the test returns passing, to control the overall number of notifications they would get.

But as their architecture evolved, and their Runscope usage grew, the amount of notifications grew as well. Add those up with other 3rd-party services, and they really started to build up. And getting too many alerts can be just as bad as getting zero alerts. The team started suffering from notification fatigue […]

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Categories: apis, community, customers, debugging, integrations, monitoring


3 Easy Steps to Cloud Operational Excellence

3 Easy Steps to Cloud Operational Excellence

By Bruce Wang on .

This is a guest post by Bruce Wang and Glen Semino from SYNQ, a video API built for developers. In this post, they explain the tools and processes they use to keep the company's API operations running smoothly, and share a real-world story of how they found an API bug before launching a new feature.

There are a lot of tools out there, and sometimes its hard to sift through them all. Here’s a simple guide to combine 3 tools, Runscope, PagerDuty and StatusPage to create a powerful cloud operational workflow that will give you peace of mind and clear visibility to your application for your customers and internal teams alike!

In case you’re not familiar with the tools, here’s a quick rundown:

  • Runscope — highly flexible API testing and monitoring service
  • PagerDuty — incident management system
  • StatusPage — Customer-facing API health status page

The workflow

It’s important to implement tools for specific purposes, and we wanted to integrate these 3 tools to help manage our operational process better. In the following examples, we’re going to show you how...

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    Categories: apis, community, customers, debugging, howto, integrations, monitoring, tutorial


    How Trustpilot Tests and Monitors 200 Microservices

    How Trustpilot Tests and Monitors 200 Microservices

    By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

    Trustpilot's journey with Runscope began back in 2015. They started off with our free trial plan, and have since grown to almost 5 million test runs a month. They were kind enough to chat with us about their experience, and how they transitioned from a single monolithic application, to a more efficient microservice architecture with over 200 microservices and hundreds of endpoints. 

    Here's Dumitru Zavrotschi sharing their story...

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    Categories: customers, microservices, monitoring, testing


    Working with the Azure Storage REST API in automated testing

    Working with the Azure Storage REST API in automated testing

    By Chris Kirby on .

    This is a guest post by Chris Kirby, Director of Technology at Authenticom. He's a big fan of automating processes, beer, and games. You can follow him on TwitterGitHub, and his blog.

    Testing! Every developer's favorite topic :). For me, if I can save time through automation, them I'm interested. Automated testing for a developer typically starts with unit tests, which even if you don't subscribe to TDD, you've written at least one of them just to see what all the fuss was about. Like me, I'm sure you saw that testing complex logic at build time has huge advantages in terms of quality and taking risks. However, even with the most comprehensive tests at 100% coverage, you've still got more work to do on your journey towards a bug-free existence.

    Given that most modern applications rely on a wide variety of cloud platform services, testing can't stop with the fakes and mocks...good integration testing is where it's at to get you the rest of the way. Integration testing is nothing new of course, it's just more...

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    Categories: apis, code samples, customers, howto, testing


    Integrate Runscope API Tests into TeamCity Builds with New Plugin From MANGOPAY

    By John Sheehan on .

    Hugo Bailey recently reached out to us to let us know about a new project his team created to include Runscope API tests in their TeamCity build pipeline. The plugin was developed by Bertrand Lemasle and is available on GitHub. If you use Runscope and TeamCity, be sure to check it out!

    We were eager to learn more about how MANGOPAY uses Runscope to keep their API healthy, so Hugo and Bertrand agreed to an interview...

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    Categories: community, customers, integrations


    An Inside Look at 7 Standout APIs

    An Inside Look at 7 Standout APIs

    By Ashley Waxman on .

    Being an API service provider, we’re constantly on the lookout for how developers are building better APIs. As an API consumer—we rely on dozens of APIs internally and externally to power our business operations—we appreciate well designed APIs that are easily discoverable with a clean interface and quick ways to get started. This year, 7 APIs stood out to us that met all of these considerations.

    We chatted with the people who have their hands and hearts in 7 leading APIs to get a peek behind the interface at the challenges they face and the solutions they use. These APIs have...

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    Categories: apis, api ecosystem, community, customers, hypermedia, testing, monitoring


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