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New API Formats, Preventing API Hacking and Internet of Things (IoT) Discussed by SmartBear API Experts at Glue Conference 2014
|By Business Wire
|May 14, 2014 08:07 AM EDT
Brandon, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Testing and Performance
Products at SmartBear
Software, the leading provider of software quality and performance
management tools, and Michael
Giller, Sales Engineer for SoapUI,
are speaking at the Glue
Conference, Tuesday, May 20 – Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Broomfield,
Colorado. Additionally, Lorinda and Michael are both presenting at APIStrat
Tech Un-Workshop at Gluecon, a half day un-workshop on Tuesday, May
20, 2014, where participants set the agenda. Lorinda and Michael are
speaking on the Track 1 panel, API Service Descriptions and Discovery.
WHAT: Presentations by SmartBear API Experts at the Glue
APIStrat Tech Un-Workshop at Gluecon – Lorinda Brandon and Michael
Giller speaking on Track 1 Panel, API Service Descriptions and
Discovery – Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m. MDT
“Exploring Approaches for Maliciously Hacking APIs and How to Prevent
Them,” Presented by Michael Giller – Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 2:45
p.m. – 3:15 p.m. MDT
the Breathlessness: What We Need to Figure Out About IoT,”
Presented by Lorinda Brandon – Thursday, May 22, 10:45 a.m. – 11:00
WHERE: Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield,
During the APIStrat Tech Un-Workshop, the Track 1 panel explores the
differences between emerging API metadata formats including API
Blueprint, Swagger, RAML and Hypermedia Profiles, all providing
different ways of modeling and defining an API, their commonalities and
differences as well projecting what might be needed in the future. The
panel explores how to promote machine readable format adoption and
discovery of published formats and instances of APIs. Lorinda and
Michael are joined by expert panelists Jakub
Nestril of Apiary; Tony
Tam of Reverb; Jerome
Louvel of Restlet; Kin
Lane, API Evangelist; Steven
Willmott of 3scale; and Mike
Amundsen of API Academy.
In his presentation, “Exploring Approaches for Maliciously Hacking APIs
and How to Prevent Them,” Michael Giller puts on his hacker-cloak to
demonstrate how one can attempt to break into an API using common
malicious approaches – injection attacks, fuzzing, session spoofing,
cross-site scripting and the like are all useful and extremely powerful
weapons if the target isn't prepared. Michael is Sales Engineer for SoapUI,
the most used API testing tool in the world. Follow him on Twitter @GillerMichael.
In her presentation, “After the Breathlessness: What We Need to Figure
Out About IoT,” Lorinda explores the reality check needed with the
Internet of Things (IoT). We can build solutions faster than we can
devise safe and thorough ways to test them, we can figure out how to
pass data between our devices faster than we can figure out the security
and legal implications, and we can put new IoT apps on the market sooner
than we can figure out how to make them easy to buy and install. While
the possibilities with IoT are exciting, we need to examine next steps.
Lorinda has worked in the high tech industry for various companies,
including Mashery, RR Donnelley, EMC, Kayak Software, Exit41 and Intuit,
among others. She is a strong advocate for women in IT, promoting the
importance of closing the gender gap for upcoming generations. Follow
her on Twitter @lindybrandon.
SmartBear products support API testing at every level, including SoapUI
Pro, the most used API testing tool in the world, loaded with advanced
features not found in other test tools; LoadUI
Pro, one of the most complete load testing solutions; and the
industry-dominating AlertSite website performance monitoring tool.
SmartBear’s API Testing Dojo is a tool agnostic resource on everything
API. Visit: http://www.soapui.org/Dojo.
On Twitter, follow @SoapUI,
For more information on Gluecon, visit:
About SmartBear Software
More than one million developers, testers and operations professionals
use SmartBear software tools to ensure the quality and performance of
their APIs, mobile, cloud-based and Web applications. With five million
downloads and counting, SmartBear products are affordable, easy-to-use
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