The latest news on the API economy
API tooling platform Restlet has today launched a new version of DHC by Restlet, an API testing tool that functions from within the Chrome web browser. DHC helps API developer consumers to test API requests through a visual interface and can help API providers to build a quality user experience.
The popular multi-platform cloud storage service Parse is shutting down, to the surprise of the tech community, according to it’s official blog post today. Parse has given it’s current users one year from now, until January 28th, 2017 before it closes it's services.
Predictions for the Internet of Things put 40 percent of its value on its interoperability. This intereoperability rests on the power of APIs and could make or break the IoT. This article looks at how to prepare to deal with the questions of practicality, interoperability and privacy and security.
APIs are a great driver of business as has been shown many times over and the accounting industry is no exception. Accounting firm MYOB's Keran McKenzie shares his best practices for companies developing their API strategy including understanding their market and making the API easy to implement.
Apiary.io, a suite of tools for quickly building and testing APIs, has announced that the platform now supports the Swagger API description language. Supported Apiary.io functionality for Swagger projects currently includes editor, documentation, mock server, API inspector, and more.
The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
Retiring an API is often an unacknowledged part of the API lifecycle. But how an API is deprecated (‘sunsetting an API’), is part of an API’s product life that can have a fundamental impact on future developer relationships and even the overall trustworthiness of a business’ reputation.
McLeod Software serves the freight and shipping industry with ERP software. Now, the company offers SMS integration for its leading product to open new channels of communication between logistic companies and drivers, speeding up internal processes to provide a faster service for its customers.
The added complexity of tying multiple IT systems together to offer digital reward programs may require the implementation of an API management platform. However, the benefits to your customers can be significant, as experienced by Amsterdam-based transactional loyalty firm IceMobile.
With the continued move towards a comprehensive Health IT ecosystem, the Office of the National Coordinator for health IT held the first meeting of an 11-member task force to identify the potential security and privacy concerns around sharing sensitive healthcare information using APIs.
Business-to-developer marketing, or B2D, is less familiar than B2C or B2B marketing but just as--if not more--important for API providers. This article outlines some of the challenges faced when engaging with developers, as well as advice for how to go where the developers are.
Casting a wide net is not the best strategy when it comes to marketing to developers. Segmentation answers a very important question: Whom do I need to target in order to make my product successful? In this article we recommend how to focus on the right developers to achieve your goals.
Once a developer marketing program is in place, your work is not done. To ensure continued success, you need to create metrics to gauge whether your plan is working and how well it is working. This article looks at how to measure the right things and how to make effective use of your data.
There are a lot of industry events vying for your time. You want to attend events that will provide the greatest ROI. This article provides recommendations to review when considering which events to participate in, as well as some suggestions for making the most of your event presence.
A truly effective developer marketer knows who the decision makers are and how (and why) they make their decisions. This article provides a step-by-step guide to determining who the development decision makers are and how to match your messaging with their current and future needs.
As more security vulnerabilities in IT software are discovered and exploited by malicious endeavours, Cisco has released its openVuln API that automates the sharing of security vulnerability information in a move aimed at nurturing an open security automation standard across the industry.
Taking inspiration from enterprises that adopt an API-first culture, the new IT leadership team for the state of Arizona defined their strategy, changed the culture and built a cloud-based digital platform that leverages APIs to drive digital transformation of a decentralized enterprise.
Marketing has changed in the digital world and APIs play a central role. We have more devices and channels than ever to connect with people and APIs are the way to connect those devices. This article, based on an APIcon talk, looks at what Digital Marketing is and how APIs help drive brand success.
Although some developers may be unaware of the prevalence of real-time APIs, they are already used by some of the world’s most popular providers. This post by Phill Leggetter for the Pusher Blog discusses five reasons why API providers should embrace a real-time API to add more value to users.