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When developing APIs, upfront planning can save a lot of unneeeded coding. A design-based approach to building APIs can save you and your API consumers additional development cycles. There are three key elements at the heart of a great API design process: the API schema, collaboration, and testing.
DevOps is not just a technical process, but also an approach to help your team build better software. In this post, we'll cover four important DevOps practices. Using a tool like Postman, you can ensure each of these practices is easily communicated to the rest of your team.
Cloud-based storage has opened up new possibilities for managing and analyzing data. However, not all information stored in the cloud is as easily accessible as it could be. This article looks at the different types of APIs that let you sync to the cloud and have a safe way to access your files.
Screen scraping has bridged the connection gap between banks and fintech for decades, but banks are now starting to deprecate it because of PSD2. bunq has managed to build a growing community around its open API since 2017, and it serves as an example for other European banks striving to innovate.
Through its API-driven PrizmDoc Suite, Accusoft offers a collection of document workflow capabilities that can extend the shared document storage and retrieval functions of today's document management solutions. ProgrammableWeb's David Berlind interviewed Accusoft's Steve Wilson to find out more.
According to Ben Dowling, founder of IPInfo, an API provider specializing in IP-based geolocation, the key to success is staying customer-driven. Of course, when your organization is an API provider like IPinfo is, "customer-driven" is synonymous with "developer-driven." Dowling explains.
This article examines why APIs have outages, what the cost of such outages can be and therefore the importance for you, as a mobile app developer, to monitor all of the API Endpoints your app depends on to function, in order to reduce the cost of an API outage on your mobile app.
APIs are some of the best ways to get access to data and to share files—large and small—back and forth between users. But are they the only option out there for businesses to utilize? Depending on what your company does—and what it needs its data for—there are other options instead of APIs.
Historical property data can be extremely valuable in real estate, insurance, home services and advertising industries –– just to name a few. The Estated API can help you integrate that data into your application. Estated has put together a guide to help you through the process.
Good QA engineering is all about automation and replication. In this article, we'll take a look at best practices in QA engineering and how Postman can help fill the gaps in your QA practices, including how to inspect API responses, test for specific results, and run tests at the right times.
The insurance industry, one traditionally very apprehensive of technological innovation is now seeing the need for an enhanced digital experience for its business technology consumers. APIs are seen as a technology that can help the industry in a number of ways that are explained in this article.
Traders have the opportunity to leverage the value of big data with their trading strategies. Most traders are accustomed to looking at price data to generate signals, however non-traditional sources of data can also be used to identify opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies.
There is an expanding set of tools that help during every stage of the API lifecycle. So much so that it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the variety of API tooling available. This article takes a look at a number of tools, each of which can help modernize your API development process.
It costs organizations substantial amounts of money to not have a “verify and cleanse” solution in place for validating contact data. With that in mind, let’s examine some of Melissa's industry-leading, flexible Web APIs that help you achieve contact data quality in real-time.
Are you the best developer in your city? There’s one way to find out- test your knowledge! The new Developer Economics survey Q4 2018 is now open until February 3rd, 2019 for all developers around the world who want check out how well they know popular languages, tools, platforms and frameworks.
This article provides you with a walk-through of userstack, an instant, secure, cloud-based REST API service for sniffing browsers and devices to parse the User-Agent string your customers arrive with. It's not exactly new but evolved from the well known and widely accepted UserAgent API.
APIs have a natural lifecycle and at times there is a need to close them down or transition to a new approach. Each lifecycle stage brings with it a specific focus, a single question that should be top-of-mind. Your answer to these five questions will inform how your API moves through the lifecycle.
A trading strategy is a set of rules used to execute trades, which will vary depending on the trader’s approach to the markets. It is a key element to API trading and in this article, we will provide a brief overview of strategy development using principles of technical analysis.
By 2022, Gartner predicts that API abuses will become the most common type of web application attack resulting in a data breach. When you consider that the average organization manages as many as 363 APIs, it's no surprise that gaps in API security represent such a significant threat
In recent years, API specification/description formats, most notably OpenAPI, have become more common and have helped standardize the once-murky definition of an API. This standardization allowed the creation of a broad ecosystem of tooling for auto-generated testing and documentation.