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Developers can often miss an important aspect of API development - scaling the API. To scale the API, you must look into offloading the administrative functions of multiple APIs in their apps. Scaling of the API at the design phase is crucial to the success of API adoption in the long run.
Forget about the free food, and ping pong tables, to keep a hold of developers, you need to think like one too. You must create an environment which encourages your team to stay put, and grow together. Here are four tips for retaining your development talent for the long term.
Many startups are digital natives, meaning they don't have to deal with issues arising from legacy systems as enterprises often have to. Here are five key enablers to help established companies overcome disadvantages they may face compared to digital natives and stay competitive in the long run.
Some popular cryptocurrencies serve purposes other than use as a currency, with some acting like a liquid startup equity. This article looks at Ether, the cryptocurrency used by Ethereum, which is meant to be used more as a full-blown cryptocurrency stack and developer platform. Figure 1.
More than a decade ago, a handful of companies looked to capitalize on the open source movement while at the same time perverting the licensing fundamentals behind it. The threat to open source culture was palpable. But disaster was averted. Today, history is repeating itself and it's time to act.
Upon seeing the headline to this article, API experts will likely scratch their heads wondering why the journal of the API economy (ProgrammableWeb) would indirectly suggest that REST and Swagger are comparable to the point that an article about their differences is warranted.
Because of its default settings, digital payments service Venmo exposes many of its users' transactions to the world through its public API. Using the API, researcher created a website, Public by Default, that visually details the implications of Venmo's public by default approach.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Relying upon third-party public APIs to do business has always been a risky business. Historically, some APIs have changed or disappeared altogether. But now, the API economy has entered a phase where relying on such APIs (or even publishing them) could be perilous. Maybe it's time for a rethink.
This post will introduce you to the Synthetic Monitoring concept, which can make you feel more confident about your production system because you find errors quicker. It focuses on improving your Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR), and gathering valuable metrics on how your whole system behaves.
If you were existing anywhere but under a rock for the last few weeks, then you were probably subjected to a gauntlet of GDPR notifications from the websites that you frequent, including ProgrammableWeb. They may not have even mentioned GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation.
When starting off with microservices, it's hard for teams to know what exactly constitutes a well-designed microservice. This article presents five keys of well-designed microservices, provides guidance for larger teams, and highlights pitfalls to avoid when determining service boundaries.
Microsoft confirmed that it is acquiring code repository and collaboration service GitHub in a deal valued at $7.5 billion, making it the third largest purchase in Microsoft's history behind LinkedIn and Skype. Rumors that it was in talks to buy GitHub had been circulating for a week.
Phone geolocation company LocationSmart allowed users to look up the real-time location of any supplied mobile phone number without the need of a password or authentication. API security leaks such as this are all too common but what is worrisome is how LocationSmart got this data to start with.
Favstar, a service that helps users "find great tweets and interesting people to follow", has announced that it will be shutting down next month because of changes Twitter is making to its APIs. Favstar's creator, Tim Haines, was left with no choice but to shut his service down due to API changes.
Revelations that the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica collected data from as many as 87 million Facebook users’ focused congressional and public scrutiny on two main issues: privacy and competition. Most Americans seems to agree that we need progress on both fronts.
Many businesses are building remote development teams to accommodate developers who work outside company headquarters. This distributed approach to work is catching on as companies seek the best talent possible. This article looks at the many collaboration tools for bringing developers together.
To all of you — including the US Congress — that want Mark Zuckerberg's head over the personal data that was gleaned from Facebook and used for profit by Cambridge Analytica, you have got the wrong guy. If you’re quitting Facebook, you might be doing it for the wrong reasons.