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.


Streamdata is a software vendor making real-time data accessible to all by operating a proxy turning request / response APIs into feeds of real-time events.


Uptrends is the ultimate monitoring tool to stay in control of the uptime, performance, and functionality of your websites, APIs, and servers.


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.

API Observability News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API observability 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
The Observability Pipeline (2018-09-17) dzone.com
MIT taught a neural network how to show its work (2018-09-12) thenextweb.com
Increasing Observability of Microservices (2018-06-29) dzone.com
Twitter initiates its new campaign ad policy (2018-05-24) www.engadget.com
Facebook and Twitter are cracking down on political ads with new requirements and labels (TWTR, FB) (2018-05-24) www.businessinsider.com
Cheatsheet: What Facebook and Twitter changed about political advertising (2018-05-24) digiday.com
Facebook and Instagram crack down on shady political ads (2018-05-24) mashable.com
Facebook and Instagram launch US political ad labeling and archive (2018-05-24) techcrunch.com
Shining a Light on Ads With Political Content (2018-05-24) newsroom.fb.com
Facebook disclosure requirements for political ads take effect in the United States today (2018-05-24) www.theverge.com
Guest View: Move fast and fix things: It's time for an API audit (2018-04-12) sdtimes.com
Driving Operational Awareness With Incident Data (2018-04-04) blog.newrelic.com
Security Through Observability (2018-02-21) honeycomb.io
The state of serverless observability — why we built Thundra (2018-01-02) medium.com
Why Network Visibility Is Critical to Removing Security Blind Spots (2017-12-21) www.darkreading.com
New York City moves to create accountability for algorithms (2017-12-19) thegovlab.org
Monitoring and Observability (2017-12-16) dzone.com
New York City’s open data audit is a promising model for accountability (2017-12-07) sunlightfoundation.com
Observability and Instrumentation: What They Are and Why They Matter (2017-12-07) blog.newrelic.com
What's New in MicroProfile 1.2 (2017-11-30) www.infoq.com
Untitled (https://epic.org/testimony/congress/EPIC (2017-11-29) epic.org
Uwe Friedrichsen on Functional Service Design and Observability (2017-11-27) www.infoq.com
Charity Majors on Observability and Understanding the Operational Ramifications of a System (2017-11-22) www.infoq.com
Best Practices for Observability (2017-11-13) honeycomb.io
Metrics: not the observability droids you're looking for (2017-10-23) honeycomb.io
TLA+ (2017-10-02) en.wikipedia.org
Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to make Russia (2017-09-21) mashable.com
We're soon going to know a lot more about how politicians use Facebook to advertise, which could impact their digital ad tactics (FB) (2017-09-21) www.businessinsider.com
A Field Guide to Observability (2017-09-03) honeycomb.io
Cloud Complexity Mandates Security Visibility (2017-08-16) www.darkreading.com
Can Government Keep Up with Artificial Intelligence? — NOVA Next (2017-08-12) www.pbs.org
OpenShift Commons Briefing #90: Network Visibility and Runtime Security for OpenShift and Kubernetes (2017-08-11) blog.openshift.com
How to Create a Server Overview Dashboard in New Relic Insights (2017-08-10) blog.newrelic.com
Ads.txt – Authorized Digital Sellers – IAB Tech Lab (2017-08-01) iabtechlab.com
Track Laravel Model Changes with Laravel Auditing (2017-08-01) laravel-news.com
Event Foo: Building Better Events (2017-07-31) honeycomb.io
FCC says its specific plan to stop DDoS attacks must remain secret (2017-07-31) arstechnica.com
New feature roundup: Integrations and data collection (2017-07-14) www.datadoghq.com
Honeycomb <3Kubernetes Observability (2017-07-13) honeycomb.io
Open data: Accountability and transparency (2017-07-09) thegovlab.org
Honeycomb’s Charity Majors on operations engineering (2017-06-29) blog.intercom.com
Build Observable Systems (2017-06-28) honeycomb.io
Introducing Derived Columns (2017-06-27) honeycomb.io
Facebook won’t release data on political ads to researchers (2017-06-26) www.engadget.com
Filtering in Context: Get Your Investigation On (2017-06-22) honeycomb.io
Stacked Graphs in Honeycomb! (2017-06-20) honeycomb.io
Telecoms Take On Network Analytics & Visibility (2017-06-12) www.kentik.com
Dev or Ops, Observability is Crucial (2017-05-22) thenewstack.io
A Comparison of Mapping Approaches for Distributed Cloud Applications (2017-05-16) medium.com
Uber said to use “sophisticated” software to defraud drivers, passengers (2017-04-06) arstechnica.com
Observability (2017-03-18) onemogin.com
The TSA knows its screening methods are unscientific and unreliable, says ACLU report (2017-02-09) www.theverge.com
State of open company data in 2016: wins and challenges ahead (2017-02-09) blog.opencorporates.com
Improving Visibility in Security Operations with Search-Driven Lookups (2017-01-11) blogs.splunk.com
Introducing Veneur: high performance and global aggregation for Datadog (2016-10-17) stripe.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.