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On Thursday the two-week trial between Oracle and Google ended when a federal jury found that Google's re-use of 37 Java APIs in the development of its Android operating system is protected by "fair use." The decision marks a win for developers who are likely to see relief from API copyright.
Introducing WebRTC into your environment can improve internal processes and provide a better customer experience. But, there are many elements to WebRTC that must be thoroughly considered before choosing and implementing the solution. Here we look at five such considerations.
RAML makes it easy to manage the entire API lifecycle, from designing to documenting to sharing. This article discusses several patterns for auto-generating C# code for provisioning APIs by establishing a shared RAML that reduces friction between frontend and backend developers.
After 18 months of courting independent developers and business development deals, Mitch Colleran at Eventbrite had a few realisations about APIs. By broadly categorising APIs as either utilities or ecosystems, the approach to building API programs and measuring value becomes clearer.
A 2014 post discussing the seven deadly sins of microservices development highlighted some of the common pitfalls of a microservices architecture. Here, we look at that post in relation to a 2016 redux of the article covering the same topic from another developer’s perspective.
As the online discussion around the benefits and shortcomings of the WordPress REST API continues, WordPress developer Matt Geri discusses the API in terms of who it is really serving. He believes the platform’s approach must satisfy the initial benefactor’s requirements to ensure adoption.
Many APIs return error codes that don’t provide much detail about the nature of the error, or how developers can go about resolving it. This post by Simon Tabor on the Luno blog discusses defensive design practices to ensure your API errors support your users in fixing issues.
Social learning platform A Cloud Guru helps cloud professionals learn and prepare for AWS certification exams. The platform grew to 40,000 users within 6 months, and its founders attribute that growth to their serverless approach that has influenced the mindset of the entire company.
Application security is often overlooked. Perhaps this is due to a lack of understanding, or perhaps a focus on features and aesthetics is more alluring for developers. A modest data breach can render valuable data vulnerable, and can cripple customer trust in your application.
In 2008 when Netflix announced plans to move to the cloud, most observers were dubious. Now Netflix has become one of the first major companies to exist completely in the public cloud and their architectural shift to cloud based microservices led to many successes in performance and scalability.
As we turn more to the Cloud, Big Data, and the Internet of Things to help run our lives, we’re seeing a rise in Cybercrime; colleges and universities are no exception. In February of this year, over 63,000 students at the University of Central Florida had their sensitive personal data exposed.
Telize, a free JSON IP and GeoIP service, was recently decommissioned prompting questions and concerns. Telize creator Frederic Cambus citied logistical and financial constraints as the impetus behind his actions, as well as the discovery that Telize was being used by malware and ransomware.
Amazon Web Services truly arrived when Amazon S3 launched in 2006. Over the last 10 years, the service has adapted to a changing technological landscape as it broke new ground in cloud services. Here we look at 10 lessons from those 10 years from Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels.
If you’re in the market for a Web mapping API and you’ve chosen to use Google Maps, I think you’ve made a smart choice. If you’re looking for tips on how to optimally implement Google Maps API into your transportation app, such as a taxi or ridesharing service, then you’re in the right place.
Facebook has announced that they will be holding 27 meetups around the world in conjunction with its F8 developer conference. This year's F8 conference, where Facebook introduces new products and provides a look at future plans, will take place on April 12th in San Francisco.
Web app automation service Zapier allows users to define custom Zaps that link apps to build automated workflows of digital tasks. In this article, co-founder and CTO Bryan Helmig discusses the finer points of the platform’s architecture and how it handles over 60m API calls every day.
Versioning your RESTful API is a way to manage multiple releases of a product, but it is not always an absolute requirement and may not be the best option to take. This article by John Vester discusses the arguments for and against, with some examples to illustrate versioning’s effects.
The year is 2020 and the world has plunged into a zombie-infested apocalypse. Earth’s remaining developers have come together in a desperate attempt to create some sort of autonomous, zombie-killing machine. Luckily, there’s a platform they can use that won’t get them into legal trouble.
The quality of your supporting documentation can steer the success or failure of your API. This documentation must include a broad spectrum of information covering many use cases to offer real value, but the trust this builds with developers is a vital factor in continued use.
Let’s face it, it sucks that in 2016 we still have to talk about gender bias in the workplace. Even in the programming world we find a substantial degree of sexism. For those in the ‘know’ this won’t be surprising: gender bias in the tech community is a well-documented phenomenon.