API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.


3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.


Runscope is a SaaS-based company that provides solutions for API performance testing, monitoring and debugging.


Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast, scalable and modern, and offers an API management platform with an API Gateway, API analytics, developer portal and API Management Dashboard.


Restlet is providing the fastest and easiest API-First Platform as a Service that developers and non-developers working on API projects can use.


DreamFactory Software develops and markets a technology that enables developers to connect modern mobile applications to enterprise back-end infrastructure in the cloud.

API Reliability News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
Tweet J61810352 Hey Not all artist images are available via the Web API sorry (2017-05-10) twitter.com
How to Handle API Downtime at Scale (2017-05-10) zapier.com
8 Steps to Help Your API be Forward Compatible (2017-05-07) www.programmableweb.com
Tweet A tenhour API outage is a pretty serious one A bad day for the US Census Bureau httpstcoeAoJXADWgG (2017-04-10) twitter.com
Census Data API is Down (2017-04-07) apimetrics.io
Tweet Marketplace issue has been resolved Thank you for your patience Contact marketplacesupportmashapecom if you need anything further (2017-04-05) twitter.com
Tweet Marketplace We039re aware of the server issue and are working diligently to resolve the problem Sorry for the inconvenience (2017-04-05) twitter.com
HostBased Routing Support for AWS Application Load Balancers (2017-04-05) aws.amazon.com
Your APIs are Only as Good as the APIs They Depend On (2017-03-22) apimetrics.io
Graceful Degradation Building Planned Failure Into Your App (2017-03-15) dzone.com
Tweet In the future even you car won039t work when APIs are down httpstcoumvHO3delR (2017-03-10) twitter.com
How to Avoid the Next AWS S3 Outage with a Failover Scenario (2017-03-03) cloudrail.com
A Human Error Took AWS S3 USEAST1 Down (2017-03-03) www.infoq.com
Amazon blames human error for cloudservice disruption (2017-03-02) www.reuters.com
Summary of the Amazon S3 Service Disruption in the Northern Virginia USEAST1 Region (2017-03-02) aws.amazon.com
Aftermath of the AWS S3 OutageAn Interview With Nick Kephart (2017-03-02) dzone.com
Capital One reports minor impacts from Amazon Web Service problems (2017-03-02) www.americanbanker.com
Tweet Our API console is temporarily down we039re working on a fix (2017-03-01) twitter.com
Yes Cloud Is Still Safe Despite The AWS Outage UPDATE (2017-03-01) blogs.forrester.com
Protecting Your Apps Against the Next AWS Outage (2017-03-01) blog.backand.com
Reviewing the Amazon outage what we learned (2017-03-01) www.xero.com
Tweet We continue to experience high error rates with S3 in USEast1 which is impacting some other AWS services (2017-02-28) twitter.com
Tweet Our documentation site is experiencing an outage You can monitor the incident here httpstcoZc6d5ZCgWn (2017-02-28) twitter.com
Tweet AutoScaling Jenkins with Kubernetes httpstcoWa8Yr5BVwS by monkeylittle (2017-02-23) twitter.com
Designing robust and predictable APIs with idempotency (2017-02-21) stripe.com
Postmortem of database outage of January 31 (2017-02-10) about.gitlab.com
Temporary disruption in processing Order API requests 13001440 (2017-02-08) developers.bol.com
Fatigue Spam and Lack of Backups Take down GitLabcom (2017-02-03) www.infoq.com
Google Drive goes down (2017-01-17) techcrunch.com
Fatal versus nonfatal errors in the IMA SDKs (2016-09-30) googleadsdeveloper.blogspot.com
How to Crash Systemd in One Tweet (2016-09-29) www.agwa.name
AWS and Azure SLAs and Service Credits (2016-09-26) dzone.com
Recent API Issues (2016-09-26) fanart.tv
How Dropbox Scaled and Secured their API (2016-09-24) www.programmableweb.com
StockTwits Scheduled System Maintenance September 24 2016 (2016-09-23) blog.stocktwits.com
High availability thanks to services (2016-09-21) blogs.siemens.com
Unexpected outage for some Xero Customers Resolved (2016-09-19) www.xero.com
Tweet API is going to be gently borked for a few minutes as I do some server maintenance Go to bed (2016-09-17) twitter.com
0511 Downtime Notice and Notes News and Announcements (2016-09-07) forum.worldofwarships.com
Tweet We are investigating an issue with our test results datastore Please follow RunscopeStatus or httpstcow6LnMxCcoJ for updates (2016-08-30) twitter.com
New AWS Application Load Balancer (2016-08-11) aws.amazon.com
For SLAs theres no such thing as 100 Uptime 8211 only 100 Transparency (2016-08-10) blog.algolia.com
A Practical Guide to SLAs (2016-08-08) dzone.com
A Practical Guide to SLAs (2016-08-04) blog.catchpoint.com
Twilio Message Feedback API Helps Ensure Timely Delivery (2016-08-02) www.programmableweb.com
API Errors Are First Class Citizens (2016-07-15) dzone.com
Atlassian acquires StatusPage (2016-07-14) techcrunch.com
Hardening an AWS EC2 Instance (2016-07-08) dzone.com
Worldpay Etsys payments processor admits to service outage (2016-07-06) techcrunch.com
A postmortem on this mornings incident (2016-06-20) blog.cloudflare.com
Postmortem of yesterdays downtime (2016-06-10) blog.clearbit.com
Slack users report widespread service disruptions (2016-06-10) www.cnbc.com
Ensuring Containers Are Always Running With Dockers Restart Policy (2016-06-07) dzone.com
Amazon Search Outage Offers Two Lessons (2016-06-06) dzone.com
Bug Bounty 2 years in (2016-05-27) blog.twitter.com
PAYMILLs Strategic Insolvency Heres What You Need To Know (2016-04-29) blog.paymill.com
5 API Testing Must Haves for API Security Reliability Performance (2016-04-11) dzone.com
Using DNS to Debug Downtime (2016-04-05) dzone.com
Additional Failover Control for Amazon Aurora (2016-03-16) aws.amazon.com
Unexpected outage for Xero customers RESOLVED (2016-02-23) www.xero.com
Empty Nest Glitch Disables Smart Thermostats Nationwide (2016-01-15) www.nbcnews.com
Planned Maintenance Window (2015-03-05) developer.ibm.com
Google Releases Cloud Status Dashboard to Monitor Service Disruptions (2015-03-03) www.programmableweb.com
Platform Stability AMA Recap (2015-03-02) keenio.tumblr.com
Service disruption Xero API resolved (2015-02-24) www.xero.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.