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Even with today's open source technologies for applying artificial intelligence and machine learning, there are still some thorny challenges to getting both right. Especially at a reasonable cost to both the pocketbook and the planet. But API-led approaches might be able to ease the pain.
This month (March 2020), in addition to ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind's presentation of Part 3 of his long running (and updated) API 101 series, Balvinder Singh from Walmart Labs will be talking about serverless backends using BigParser APIs at the Dc-Area API Meetup.
After a lower court ruled that HiQ was within its rights to circumvent LinkedIn’s API program by “scraping" LinkedIn’s Web pages, a US Court of Appeals upheld the ruling and paved the way for irreparable harm to the API economy. What this means for the future of the API economy remains to be seen.
In this special presentation of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast from the Washington, DC-area API Meetup on Dec 5, 2019, Oddball.io CTO Rob Wilkinson breaks down the two most important phases of launching successful APIs for the federal government and covering the key components.
Scores of application programming interfaces are running your business—connecting systems, making services available, and much more. They’re the interfaces that let software talk to other software, and if all your APIs were to suddenly deactivate, so would your business’s ability to make money.
It's almost February and do you know what that means? It’s time for another monthly API meetup in Washington, DC! The February edition of the meetup is Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020 and will feature two talks; one on succeeding with APIs for artificial intelligence and the other is an APIs 101 talk.
In this special presentation of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast from the Washington, DC-area API Meetup on Nov 5, 2019, calletime.ai co-founder Adam Becker shows attendees how he and his partner collaborated to stand-up an API endpoint in almost no time using three Amazon Web Services.
In this special presentation of ProgrammableWeb's Developers Rock Podcast from the Washington, DC-area API Meetup on Dec 5, 2019, ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind kicks off his long running college course on APIs. In this first chapter, Berlind reviews the definition of an API.
Epigen Senior Information Security Architect Trevor Bryant decides it's time to get smart about the art of securing APIs. As it turns out, there's no one-stop-shop to get smart about API security. Bryant retraces his steps as he attempts to become an overnight expert on the topic of API Security.
From the DC Area API Meetup, Accrue Ltd. CEO Benoit Brookens III discusses the concept of alternative data and how it can be used to improve predictive analysis. In his presentation, Brookens looks back at typhoons rated as 8 or higher and correlates their timing to movement in financial markets.
The move from a monolithic experience to a microservice, API-driven approach is a challenge for legacy development teams. But the payback, in terms of delivering smaller objects and being able to respond to business demands in real time makes an API-first approach more tenable over the long term.
Open banking has driven innovation in both multi-factor authentication and customer consent; a useful contribution to the API economy. Other industries dealing with sensitive information or financial transactions will need to consider how both of these elements are incorporated into their industry.
For over a decade, ProgrammableWeb has been unable to track multiple versions of an API. In the coming weeks, ProgrammableWeb will migrate to a new data model that addresses that shortcoming while also serving as the foundation for a powerful faceted API search feature as well as its own API.
The demand for skilled Web developers is showing no signs of abating. Organizations operating under the assumption that such developers are all it takes to modernize their monoliths into API-led, agile, shape-shifting high fliers that can survive today’s technical Darwinism are in for an awakening.
GraphQL APIs are most definitely not RESTful APIs. They bear some resemblances to RESTful APIs in that they rely on HTTP for making API calls. Like many RESTful APIs, they even use JSON for payload formatting. But, their architectural style is most definitely not RESTful.
Why isn’t the Semantic web here? Despite some progress, there is still no centralized way to secure the integrity of data. Adding cryptography, standardization and cross-boundary query protocols like blockchain offers a solution to bridge the trust gap and take the internet to where it needs to go.
Imperva, a company that provides application security solutions, recently announced that they had experienced a data breach that exposed user’s email addresses, scrambled passwords, API keys, and SSL certificates. In addition, the company's API security standards raise concerns.
API design is often treated as a uniform set of generic steps, but this approach can lead to development rework down the road. Instead, APIs should be segregated into three layers to make sure their architecture will scale, before a team chooses from among a set of API design approaches.
APIs sit at the center of organizations’ digital transformation initiatives, making them attractive to hackers. In response, API management solutions are employed, but organizations also need to address the growth of more sophisticated attacks on APIs by implementing dynamic, AI driven security.
API-like technologies that move data between dissimilar systems have been around for much longer than the phrase "Web API" has been fashionable. As it turns out, a walk down memory lane is all it takes to understand what GraphQL is, how it evolved from its predecessors, and why it matters.