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As the focus on APIs grows, we spend a lot of time optimizing the DX by focusing on delivering robust documentation, easy accessible and un-throttled sandboxes, various support channels, and community events. To maximize the DX it's important to understand the larger context in which your API fits.
One of the challenges with API design is focusing on the complexities of designing a UX for your API. In most product development roadmaps, the focus is on B2C or B2B and the ideas behind those delivery models are well understood, but keeping in mind the end user experience can make a difference.
When RESTful APIs first hit the radar, one of the benefits often cited was that the APIs could be easily understood from the WADL alone. As the API industry evolves , both providers and consumers have started to recognize the need for better, more easily consumed documentation.
The idea of design first is extremely simple, and highly cost-effective. Many companies seem to be unaware, or simply choose to take a short-cut to save on the development cycle, exchanging months of refactoring and struggles for a couple of weeks to make sure it was done right.
By Jan 13th 2018, EU banks will be required to open payment and account services to third-party providers. The disruption this may cause in the banking industry is reminiscent of the shipping industry and the changes brought about by the standardization of containers 50 years ago.
With thousands of Facebook developers pushing code at an average rate of three to four times a day, writing code that is “secure by default” is critical to avoid introducing security vulnerabilities. Although secure by default code is not a new idea, it’s something many developers and
The order of popularity changes based on what data you look at. Chargebee decided to look at the actual API requests from the apps that have integrated with Chargebee using the language-specific SDKs. This gives a glimpse at which languages are most popular for SaaS and eCommerce customers.
Last week, UrbanHail, a Boston startup which developed an app to provide real-time price comparisons for Uber, Lyft and taxi services, found its access to the Uber API revoked for violating Uber's terms of service. The startup claims that Uber's actions are "anti-competitive."
Cloud communications platform Twilio, which offers a suite of APIs for text messaging, VoIP and voice, has filed its S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), setting the stage for the company to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO).
So much buildup and anticipation goes into launching an app, but once the app has gone live your work is only just starting. Most app users leave an app within the first three months after download. This article offers tips on how to make sure your app thrives once it reaches the App Store.
Creating a well-made API that will delight API consumers is a human talent that API providers rely on to ensure their product is as good as possible. This article looks at the qualities a great API developer will possess and how an organization might go about finding and recruiting such developers.
How do you arrive at an API centric enterprise? You get there with an API culture. Then, how do you cultivate an API culture? You have a team with an API mindset. Then, how do you develop an API mindset? Like good API design, it's simpler than you may expect. Just asking the right questions can
With billions of IoT devices estimated to hit the market in the coming years, closed, proprietary systems can make interoperability difficult. One way the challenge can be mitigated is through open source technologies enabling connected devices to communicate with each other.
Now that US courts have said APIs are copyrightable, the epic battle between Google and Oracle returns to a lower court to determine whether Google's limited usage of Oracle's copyrighted material exceeded the norms of fair use. As the final round opens, what is Google's legal strategy to prevail?
Traditional software development saw the creation of large, monolithic applications that encompassed all possible business activities that application may need. The newer microservice-based application architecture allows for applications that can scale by developing small, distinct components.
In part 1, we talked about microservice architectures and how they can be used to build scalable applications. In part 2, we look at what distinguishes a typical Web API that you might add to your enterprise from a microservice (with an API) and when the two approaches make sense.
FLIR wanted to scale interest in its thermal imaging technology so it teamed up with AngelHack to help organize a developer community for its products. AngelHack looked beyond hackathons to connect FLIR's business objectives to its drive for open innovation around its technologies and brands.
MuleSoft has conducted a survey of IT decision makers to find out how things are going with respect to various organizations' plans for digital transformation. The survey also looked to get a pulse on where those organizations stand in terms of both implementing and planning for APIs.
As the API economy continues to grow and the hubris around the opening of banking becomes deafening, this debate provides the backdrop to a dialogue increasingly characterised by the avid interest of government and industry bodies. This need appears to derive from a number of goals.