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New API Formats, Preventing API Hacking and Internet of Things (IoT) Discussed by SmartBear API Experts at Glue Conference 2014

Lorinda 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 Conference 2014

WHEN:

  • 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
  • Keynote: “After the Breathlessness: What We Need to Figure Out About IoT,” Presented by Lorinda Brandon – Thursday, May 22, 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MDT

WHERE: Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, Colorado

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, @LoadUI and @AlertsiteDotCom.

For more information on Gluecon, visit:
http://www.gluecon.com/2014/.

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 and ready for deployment. Free tools and plug-ins for automation and performance testing, code review and website monitoring are available for download on the website. Learn more about SmartBear, the company's award-winning tools or join the active user community at http://www.smartbear.com, on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @smartbear or Google+.

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