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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.
The notion that intelligence is about maximizing future freedom of action is a useful framework for businesses navigating digital transformation and modernization. Often, the difference between a future of options and a future of dead ends involves how a company designs and manages its APIs.
Facing significant blowback from horrified organizations and users worldwide with respect to the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Facebook appears to be responding with swift action that will undoubtedly result in disgruntled developers and users.
When it comes to Oracle v. Google on the subject of the latter’s alleged misappropriation of Java’s APIs in the Android operating system, a federal appeals court has hammered what appears to be all but the last remaining nail into the coffin that could seal Google’s fate.
Over the last few years, one of the more painful things to watch (from a business perspective) is how Twitter hasn’t been able to seriously capitalize on its insane popularity. The stock currently trades at roughly the same level it did one year before the 2016 presidential election.
Back in 2005, when I bore witness to the debut of the first two Web APIs (Google Maps and Flickr) while working as a journalist for CNET, I knew something big was about to happen. To this day, it is still one of the most dramatic tipping points our industry has ever seen.
Many of the world's most successful technology companies have seen their fortunes bolstered by offering open APIs, but incidents last week involving Facebook and Spotify demonstrate that open APIs are not without risk, especially when enforcement of API usage policies is lax.
"To integrate, or not to integrate?" That’s the question often facing product managers. The issue is that keeping up with all the integrations available is nearly impossible. Let’s look at how you can prioritize and measure the impact of the API project you assign to the development team.
New technologies like IoT deliver invaluable data, but transforming that data into actual user functionality is the key to happy customers, and that’s the job of APIs. APIs are a connector between applications and IoT data; this article offers three tips for using high-performing APIs at the edge.
With all the talk and content praising the microservices design approach, you might think the monolithic architecture is outdated and inefficient, but don’t limit your options when it comes to your application and, indeed, your company. In certain circumstances, a monolithic design is ideal.
Today, on the heels of news about concerns regarding the use of certain fitness technologies that could reveal confidential military troop and base locations, comes an entirely different spectrum of issues to consider before allowing for public or partner consumption of your APIs.
What does it really mean to be a technology business and how does an organization undergo digital transformation? This article will help make the abstract digital transformation imperative more tangible by focusing on the mechanics of one of its most hyped and most important elements: the ecosystem.
Switching from one programming language to another can be a monumental step for any team. This past year, the team at Stream switched its primary programming language from Python to Go. Leaving Python behind was a big step for us, but using Go gives us advantages we couldn't ignore.