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APIs, via B2B partnerships and B2C applications, can increase a company’s reach and make digital assets and services available to broader audiences. There are dangers posed by the adoption of insecure APIs in the enterprise. Hence, businesses need a strategy for building and operating secure APIs.
This is the beginning of ProgrammableWeb's series on Cryptocurrency and why it matters to developers. In this article we present an overview of the ecosystem including a brief overview of blockchain, Ethereum and more as well as some of the common API types you can expect to see.
As enterprises embrace digital business models, they are evolving toward becoming data-driven organizations and harnessing analytics. This article explores the challenges of using traditional analytics approaches, how API management can address these challenges, and mine valuable data for analytics.
The modern work environment is filled with an overwhelming number of tools and applications, but with no easy way for employees to connect and share their ideas with the rest of the company. Here we look at how APIs can help companies make it easier for coworkers to find content and collaborate.
ProgrammableWeb's series on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies aims to give you a sense of the various components and business opportunities within the various cryptocurrency ecosystems. Now, let's take a look at a small handful of typical APIs across those ecosystems.
A look at the cryptocurrency market, with all its hype, failed ICOs, and questionable players, reveals an ecosystem comparable to that of the miners in the 1800s. In such an ecosystem, will a market for businesses providing tools and services (such as APIs) to the blockchain world thrive?
GraphQL has come a long way since Facebook first announced this open-sourced spec in 2015 with a number of Fortune 500 companies now employing the technology. To smooth out your implementation of the GraphQL backend at your company, here are five things you need to keep in mind.
Ripple provides blockchain payment technologies for banks, giving them more reliability, cost efficiency, and speed (transaction completion and recognition) that are infamous challenges within the banking industry. Its solutions enable banks to handle inter-bank transactions, liquidity and payments.
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.