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While WebRTC is not a mainstream term it is the primary technology contender of the telephony world with more than 2 billion supported browsers. By following a Web model instead of a traditional Telco model. WebRTC eschews a requirement for interoperability in exchange for innovation and choice.
The 2016 presidential has been a hot topic of conversation in the past two weeks. Many issues came to light largely due to the many controversies surrounding the election. Many of the controversies were a result of fake news though, a real problem that technology must address.
The Second Payment Services Directive or PSD2 comes into effect January 13, 2018. This open banking initiative will no doubt be a game changer in Europe and really for any retail bank or fintech that wishes to work with Europe. Today we’ll give you an overview of what exactly PSD2 is. Then
For the fourth year in a row, WIP Factory is taking the pulse of the developer relations and developer program community with its annual Devrel Survey. If you work in developer relations or for a company's developer program you are welcome to participate. Deadline is November 21st!
APIs are critical to many platforms but don't get nearly the amount of QA that Web sites or apps receive. Many major API issues are surprisingly subtle and without proper testing they can sneak through the cracks. This article looks at four such issues and how they could have been avoided.
The Japanese have five essential elements of life, known as the Godai: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Void. In this article Rebrandly discusses what it feels are the five Godai elements that an amazing API requires: Design, Scalability, Reliability, Security and Documentation.
Taken together, API versioning and retirement constitute the last of the eight phases of API lifecycle management. They're also considered to be an art unto themselves. Taking that art to another level however could involve some new thinking that involves the idea of "microversioning."
At the start of an organization’s API journey, a number of questions need to be answered as part of the initial planning and analysis phase of the API lifecycle. Once answered, an organization can move into the design phase where API-first is our preferred methodology for designing APIs
Recently, Microsoft discontinued the Microsoft Band SDK, and removed Microsoft Band from its online store. "Band" (as the fitness band was known) was Microsoft's entry into the fitness wearables market. For those developing explicitly for Band, this is a rude awakening.
For decades client information related to bank accounts was kept confidential to third parties. It was hard for third parties to get this information in a trusted and verified way. This article looks at the main types of data accessible via banking APIs and their current and potential use cases.
Snapchat recently announced an update to its advertising platform which includes the availability of a new Ads API. The API is a set of tools for allowing important business partners access to real-time bidding on advertising time, and a set of tools to develop the content that will stream.
APIs will be mandated as a requirement for all health software used in U.S. government-funded healthcare programs starting from 2018. The goal of the initiative is to spur growth of a new healthcare startup ecosystem and to give citizens full control of their health information.
PipelineDB recently announced Stride, a realtime analytics API. API access to powerful analytics engines delivers the potential for computers to replace the role of the data scientist. PipelineDB President, Jeff Ferguson, believes Machines Analytics may turn this potential into reality.
In the ever-changing landscape of the communications industry, it is no surprise that more change is in the air. Earlier this month, Microsoft made the major announcement that its VoIP system, Skype, will no longer be available as a Windows Phone app.
Ho-hum. Over 500 million user accounts at Yahoo! were breached. Who cares, right? You don't even have a Yahoo! account! It doesn't affect you. Right? Think again. If history tells us anything, the breach of the Yahoo! database means more attacks, perhaps against your systems, are on the way.
This article covers some of the key differences between a monolithic and microservices architecture. Some of the key differences between a monolithic and microservices architecture involve the codebase, database, development teams, programming languages and frameworks, and testing.
There is no way to stop or reverse the accelerating pace and influence of data in business life. With the number of connected objects in the IoT anticipated to hit 40-50 billion in the next four to five years and countless software platforms to integrate with, our world is creating data in entirely
New advances are constantly made to the fundamental architecture of networkable APIs drawing into question the longevity of the prevailing approach. Like how RPC-style APIs gave way to REST-styled APIs. Now there's GraphQL from Facebook and its recent adoption by Github raises interesting questions.
SendGrid recently released a new version of their most critical API endpoint, the one that sends email. In order to provide a better developer experience, they changed the format of the API request payload. This article looks at the decisions made in service of creating a good developer experience.
No matter your development experience, it’s always handy to have a list of dos and dont's in mind when crafting your next RESTful API. These best practices will ensure that your API experiences high performance, modifiability and is easy to understand for you and anyone you decide to share it with.