API Performance Building Blocks

As I study the API space, and profile the companies, services, and tooling I come across I'm always looking for the common building blocks in use across API operations. These are derived the features, and valuable elements of API operations, and the companies who are servicing this particular area of the API space.

  • Core Performance
    • CPU Usage -
    • Memory Usage -
    • Disk I/O -
    • Network I/O -
    • Request Editor -
    • Request Retry -
    • Request Sharing -
    • Request Playback -
    • Request Scheduling -
    • Request Compare -
    • Request Scripting -
    • Request Automation -
    • Request Commenting -
    • Latency Testing -
    • Simulator -
  • Targeted Performance
    • Region Based Testing -
    • Provider Based Testing -
  • Authentication
    • Basic-Auth -
    • API Keys -
    • OAuth -
  • Utility
    • Collections -
    • Command Line Interface -
    • Virtualization -
    • Teams -
    • API -
  • Import
    • Postman -
    • OpenAPI Spec -
    • RAML -
    • HAR -
    • JUnit XML -
  • 3rd Party
    • JMeter -

These building blocks are constantly being added to and reorganized. If there is something you think should be here feel free to let me know. Remember that this represents my living research, and will evolve, expand and actually seed new research areas as I find the time to pay attention to API security.