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Testing and monitoring in production - your QA is incomplete without it

7/24/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Testing and monitoring in production - your QA is incomplete without it

Testing and monitoring web services in production (TiP and MiP) helps software and testing teams improve overall quality and gain a better understanding of how systems behave with real users and requests. These are few reasons why you should be testing and monitoring in production.

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New to API monitoring? Here are 5 tips to detect downtime before your users

07/11/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
New to API monitoring? Here are 5 tips to detect downtime before your users

Behind every great API is a reliable uptime monitoring system. In today's internet world filled with SaaS apps, there are many monitoring tools to choose from. In this post I'll outline some tips to help you determine what and how to monitor your API. Using these tips can help you build out API monitoring automation that works well for your needs.

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Why you should choose Assertible over Postman for API testing and monitoring

07/07/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Why you should choose Assertible over Postman for API testing and monitoring

Assertible and Postman are both great tools that with many benefits for testing and monitoring APIs. In this post, I'll illustrate a few important advantages that make Assertible a great choice for teams looking to choose an automated testing tool.

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Why you should choose Assertible over Runscope for API testing and monitoring

06/21/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Why you should choose Assertible over Runscope for API testing and monitoring

In this post I will outline why Assertible is a good fit for teams to test APIs and illustrate precisely how Assertible improves on features that both Assertible and Runscope offer.

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How to run API integration tests on CI

06/02/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
How to run API integration tests on CI

In this post I'll illustrate how to run API integration tests during a CI build as part of a continuous testing strategy. The goal is to validate that the API or web application performs as expected under production-like circumstances. This strategy can be used to verify an app's functionality before a deployment or other parts of a continuous delivery processes.

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Test and monitor your API Gateway endpoints with Assertible

06/01/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Test and monitor your API Gateway endpoints with Assertible

AWS's API Gateway is a great tool that makes it easy for developers to create and publish an API. In this post, I'll show you how to set up automated API testing and monitoring for all of your endpoints.

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API integration testing from CI using Postman Collections and Assertible

05/23/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
API integration testing from CI using Postman Collections and Assertible

In this post I'll describe how to automate API tests defined in a Postman Collection from a continuous integration or delivery pipeline using Assertible.

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Automated API testing with Jenkins

05/17/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Automated API testing with Jenkins

Testing your API or web app after deploying from a CI pipeline helps catch bugs earlier and faster in the development process. This post explains how you can test your API from a Jenkins build step using Assertible.

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3 effective methods for testing an HTML website

05/15/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
3 effective methods for testing an HTML website

In this post, I will illustrate 3 simple examples for testing an HTML website using Assertible. The examples described in this post are perfect for continuously smoke-testing your site from a continuous integration pipeline or deploy script.

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Running post deploy smoke tests from any Codeship pipeline

05/15/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Running post deploy smoke tests from any Codeship pipeline

Learn how to run post deploy smoke tests against your API or website from any Codeship pipeline.

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Open GitHub issues when API tests fail using Zapier

05/12/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Open GitHub issues when API tests fail using Zapier

With the Zapier integration for Assertible, you can automatically open an issue on any GitHub repository when API tests are failing. This post will show you how to set it up.

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3 simple strategies to test a JSON API

05/11/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
3 simple strategies to test a JSON API

This post illustrates 3 simple examples for testing a JSON API using Assertible. These examples assume you have an Assertible account and a test created.

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Using Swagger / OpenAPI to continuously test your API from a CI pipeline

05/10/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Using Swagger / OpenAPI to continuously test your API from a CI pipeline

How to continuously test an API using a Swagger / OpenAPI definition from a continuous integration or delivery pipeline.

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Why you should add API testing to your continuous integration pipeline

05/08/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Why you should add API testing to your continuous integration pipeline

In an ideal world, every continuous delivery pipeline would incorporate automated functional testing. Even if you are not automating deployments directly to production, there are several distinct advantages to automatically running integration, acceptance, and end-to-end tests against every release of your application immediately after it's deployed.

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Testing an API using Swagger

05/02/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Testing an API using Swagger

Learn how to set up an automated API testing and monitoring pipeline based on a Swagger or OpenAPI specification

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Set up automated smoke tests for a REST API in 5 minutes

05/01/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Set up automated smoke tests for a REST API in 5 minutes

Learn how to set up automated smoke tests and monitoring for your web services using Assertible in 5 minutes.

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Tutorial: Automate smoke tests for a Go API on Heroku

04/18/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Tutorial: Automate smoke tests for a Go API on Heroku

A step-by-step guide for automatically smoke testing a Go application every time it's deployed to Heroku.

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Automating QA pipelines for Heroku Review Apps

04/13/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Automating QA pipelines for Heroku Review Apps

Integrate Heroku Review Apps and Assertible to create turn-key automated QA pipelines for web applications. Test results are propogated to GitHub status checks making it trivial to identify failures from pull requests.

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Tutorial: Set up a continuous testing pipeline with Node.js

03/22/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Tutorial: Set up a continuous testing pipeline with Node.js

Learn how to set up a continuous integration, deployment, and testing pipeline for a Node.js app using CircleCI, Heroku, and Assertible.

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3 preventable web app deployment failures

03/11/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
3 preventable web app deployment failures

Common deployment failures can be quickly detected and often prevented by automating end-to-end acceptance testing as part of the continuous integration process.

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4 common API errors and how to test them

02/10/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
4 common API errors and how to test them

API failures are inevitable; the important part is how quickly you can react. Here are 4 common API failures, and how you can test them.

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Testing an API behind a firewall

02/08/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Testing an API behind a firewall

Learn how to test APIs behind a firewall using `ngrok` and Assertible.

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GitHub integration status checks

07/29/2016 Featured Christopher Reichert
GitHub integration status checks

Instantly view GitHub pull request status checks for your Assertible post-deployment tests.

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5 tools to complete your CI pipeline

07/20/2016 Featured Cody Reichert
5 tools to complete your CI pipeline

A good continuous development workflow makes developers more productive by providing constant feedback during the build, deploy, and test cycle. These 5 services will complete your CI pipeline.

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Continuously testing Heroku GitHub deployments

07/11/2016 Featured Christopher Reichert
Continuously testing Heroku GitHub deployments

Running automated QA tests against your web service every time you deploy to Heroku is the best way to complete your continuous integration pipeline. Using Heroku Review Apps along with our GitHub deployment integration makes this trivial using Assertible.

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Effortless post deployment testing with GitHub

07/10/2016 Featured Cody Reichert
Effortless post deployment testing with GitHub

The Assertible GitHub integration makes it easy to automate your QA pipeline by running post deployment API tests every time you deploy your web application.

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Introducing Assertible

04/25/2016 Featured Cody Reichert
Introducing Assertible

We're proud to announce Assertible, a tool for testing and monitoring production web services.

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