API Monitoring: A Primer




APIs power today's connected digital world, extending the functionality of web applications and driving automation. While they improve extensibility and innovation, API’s can also hurt your end-user’s experience if integrations are not available or functioning properly, so API monitoring has become critical to protecting performance. 

This primer includes an introduction to modern API functionality and technical specifications, as well as a detailed overview of API monitoring strategies, test configurations within Catchpoint, and data integration with your internal systems/applications.   

This API monitoring primer covers:

  • Description of modern APIs and web services
  • Illustration of data transfer methods (SOAP, REST) and common data structures (XML, JSON)
  • Using Catchpoint to monitor APIs (alerts, SLA monitoring, root cause analysis)
  • Using webhooks to integrate performance data with your existing tools