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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.
Google has acquired Apigee, one of the top API management solution providers. When it comes to APIs, there are few companies that provide as many APIs as Google. It practically gave birth to the API economy. Now, it's positioning itself to host and manage them with Google Cloud Platform.
Proving that it's the personal touches that matter, Planet OS goes the extra mile of dynamically populating its API documentation with details that relate to the identity of the developer (so long as they are logged in while viewing that documentation). Wouldn't it be great if more API docs it too?
In June, APple publicly released its SDK for iOS 10 meaning third-party developers can now intergatte their mobile apps into key Apple apps and reaping the benefits of innovative mobile engagement opportunities from previously unavailable channels such as Siri, iMessage and Apple Maps.
Every few months, someone publishes a condemnation of APIs that could easily have readers believing that APIs are more trouble than they're worth. This week alone saw two such posts that compelled ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind to set the record straight about the benefits of APIs.
Over on DZone, Toyella technical director Rob Allen rants that media types like "application/json" don't go far enough in terms of setting and conforming to standards that help developers work with APIs and their schemas. So, ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind put his theory to the test.
In 2015, the NFL started collecting a massive amount of data from players on the field leveraging wearable technology. Given how often and quickly players move around on the field, the data piled up quickly and the NFL was left with a veritable treasure trove of data they called Next Gen Stats
Pokémon Go has become a runaway hit and many developers are showing their enthusiasm for the game by reverse engineering the private, internal Pokémon Go API and creating unofficial third-party apps. The current situation of the Pokémon Go API exemplifies mobile API security concerns.
The rise of fintech was more like an explosion – thousands of new apps suddenly sprung onto the market and fundamentally changed how we interact with our finances and the financial institutions we put in charge of them. While there’s never been a question about whether fintech requires
A new self-serve risk assessment tool is now available in private beta for API providers who want to test the security robustness around their API architecture and design. The new tool allows entering an API by a variety of means and then testing for common vulnerabilities. Solutions are suggested.
While we'd like to think that the phrase "Internet of Things" means gazillions of things connected to the Internet, the truth is that many of them are not really full-blown Internet nodes with their own IP addresses. In fact, the IoT is spawning all sorts of interesting API communication models.
The Industrial Internet of Things will bring with it investments reaching half a trillion dollars within the next four years. Giants such as GE are touting this trend and calling on developers to prepare for it. This article looks at what developers will want to prepare for with the Industrial IoT.
ProgrammableWeb is constantly looking to evolve the data model behind its API directory to keep pace with changes in the API economy. We also want it to be forward looking in anticipation of developers' and API providers' future needs. This primer explains our new data model and how to work with it.
Can your application programming interfaces truly be “public” if your terms and conditions disallow application contexts deemed to be competitive to your business interests? This article looks at a recent ruling and how it may or may not help secure Uber’s ability to have a selectively public API.