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Developers commonly generate unique API keys for clients. But how long does an API key need to be to make the chances of a collision smaller than the chance that your computer might be struck by lightning? Fewer than you’d think, argues Sam Corcos, co-founder of SightMaps over at LearnPhoenix.io.
Companies often worry about UX when designing a new app or product. In contrast, developers often do not worry enough about DX when building APIs. This is a mistake if you want to attract developers to your API. Taija Bjorklund covers four attributes you need to get right to provide a good DX.
Health IT standards and health APIs are going to change how patients access their data, according to HealthITInteroperability. A recent demonstration at the Regenstrief Institute showed how patient data can be aggregated and merged from disparate data sources according to the new FHIR standard.
Emburse specializes in offering prepaid cards to help clients keep track of employee spending. After a year of being in business, the company took a left turn and decided to focus on building out an API to let devs integrate their card-generation capabilities into their own platforms.
Location-based social media analytics company GeoFeedia attempted to abuse the public data streams it receives from other social media platforms by monitoring the public, according to documents revealed by the ACLU. This article on Techdirt discusses the issue, and how the major platforms responded.
Webhooks offer a far more efficient way to monitor changes to an endpoint than traditional polling. In this recent article on InfoWorld, Mark Geene discusses the technology and highlights three commercial implementations that put it to good use to improve the customer experience.
Named-Entity Recognition involves identifying an entity in a text and assigning it a class label. These classifications can include People, Locations, and Organisations, among others depending on the tool. This comparison looks at the performance of 10 natural language processing APIs.
Selecting an API for your latest project can have a significant influence on how it progresses, as well as the cost and efficiency of keeping it up and running. In this post, Deb Haldar discusses 9 API red flags to look out for that could cause issues for your project further down the line.
It should be easy for experienced devs in an organised team to create APIs quickly and easily, but it too often isn’t. Vivek Gupta, VP of product management at AnyPresence, reveals to Fred Churchville over at TechTarget the six key aspects of API creation that you need to get right.
The rise of the microservices architecture is improving the speed, functionality and reliability of software systems, but it can create issues elsewhere. In a recent article for The New Stack, Apurva Dave and Loris Degioanni highlight five principles of efficient microservices monitoring.
The need for developer autonomy and process ownership in the Netflix API environment is being addressed by the media streaming service as they assess the relationships between their APIs, microservices, and data consumers. Two Netflix engineering managers discuss several possible solutions.
DropBox recently sat down with Gordon Wintrob over at getputpost.io to reveal how they built their APIs from primitive beginnings to handling over 500 billion calls a year. The Dropbox API lets you work with files, do full-text search and manage file and folder sharing.
cURL -- the command-line utility for interacting with Web-based resources (like Web APIs) -- can greatly decrease the coding needed to experiment with an API's inputs and outputs. VIA Studio's Mark Biek recently demoed the ease of cURL by calling Tickspot data through the Tickspot API.
HTTPS adoption among the world’s top half million sites doubled this year, achieving in one year what hadn’t been managed in 20 years’ since HTTPS’ introduction. Adoption went from 5.5% in August last year to 12.4% by the end of July, according to data from HTTP Archive.
Microservices modularize software development into independent services that complicate some aspects of a project while simplifying others. While the architectural approach may not be the right choice for all companies, here are eight hidden benefits of adopting a microservices approach.
Screen Scraper Mitigation and Dogfooding Included in Riot Games' Textbook API Justifications API University
Riot Games senior software engineer Leigh Estes has published a three part series regarding the company's ongoing digital transformation to a microservices-driven software infrastructure. The company's journey involves some of the most textbook business and technical justifications for doing APIs.
Google is opening up Maps to new ride-sharing partners, meaning the search giant just effectively created the first ride-hailing price comparison feature. The surprise here is that Uber, previously the only ride-sharing partner on Google Maps, allowed this.
In a blog post that's posted to data.gov.uk (where much of the UK government's data is posted for public consumption), Ross Jones has published some incredible insights into why API-first is so important to the agencies ongoing endeavors. So, what is "API-first?" Well, depending on who you
Over on Crowdfund Insider, JD Alois has published a news report about South Korea's Fintech Open Platform; an open API program that's looked after by South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC)and that has received the support of over 40 financial instituations operating in South Korea. The
The API copyright infringement lawsuit between Google and Oracle isn't completely over yet and an ugly precedent that would cast a pall across the API economy is still a possibility. MuleSoft CTO Uri Sarid has published an opinion on TechCrunch that illustrates the sort of damage that could be done.