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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.
Uber recently abandoned its monolithic codebase in favour of a modular, flexible and scalable microservices architecture. As this ecosystem of Uber microservices has grown, Emily Reinhold explains some of the design and architectural decisions Uber engineers made, and what they mean to the company.
In what amounts to an incredibly revealing blog about its deliberations over next steps to take with its microservices architecture, Netflix engineers have dished the gory details about its current setup as well as specifics about the choices it must make in the coming months.
Pokémon GO has been hugely popular and generated millions of sessions around the world as people search for the digital creatures. But, it turns out that a fair chunk of recent API traffic has been coming from gaming bots that are making spatial queries to the API from outside of the game client.
Banking apps, and their ecosystems, offer banks a multitude of new revenues streams, as well as help to broaden partner and user bases. For those less convinced of app viability, a cursory glance at market trends should be convincing enough
A desire to improve performance speeds and support new features for mobile apps led Etsy to rethink its architecture, ultimately embracing an API-first model that supports multiple devices, addresses server-side performance issues, and can be quickly adopted by development teams.
Uber processes data for millions of trips in over 400 cities in 60 different countries on a daily basis. Needless to say, that’s a lot of data, and finding a way to optimize their JSON payloads was an important goal for the Uber engineering team.
Hootsuite allows users to easily manage multiple social media accounts across different networks in one place. In 2013, the company began the transition from a monolith architecture to SOA, and this video shows Adam Arsenault discussing the move and the tools they built to support its growth.
With Pokémon GO seemingly taking over the world as players walk around in search of the virtual creatures, one developer used the Watson Visual Recognition API to analyse screen shots of the app to locate nearby Pokémon, winning Best Use of Watson challenge at the AT&T Shape Tech Expo Hackathon.
In a recent report on The Connected Home, Gartner predicts considerable growth in the use of digital personal assistants on smartphones to control smart devices throughout the home. This trend will take the focus off automation apps and place it on APIs for creating the programmable home.
The UK’s recent decision to leave the EU has had, and will continue to have, far-reaching impacts beyond many people’s ability to foresee. In a recent article for Recode, Bryan Kirschner discussed the vote’s effect on the progress of open banking and its innovative API foundation on the continent.
As the use of APIs in business continues to grow, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason encourages organisations to shift away from traditional thinking on IT. He encourages a new, two-speed operational model, as used by GE, to deliver flexible digital services while maintaining traditional business units.