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For years, REST has been the de facto standard for providers when deciding how to design their API. One alternative to REST is gRPC, an open-source remote procedure call framework that runs on the HTTP/2 protocol. Here we look at the advantages offered by gRPC and what use cases it is suited for.
The streaming monolith's new data integration system is now based on the data query and manipulation language. Netflix's content engineering group saw new improvements in team behavior and communications during testing, and this became the most important factor in this decision.
Madrid-based newspaper El País revolutionized its comment section when it worked with the company Jigsaw to create a Spanish version of the PerspectiveAPI. This tool allows the newspaper to interact with commenters to ensure toxic comments are avoided, creating a positive readership community.
Learn how Freemius, a WordPress plugin business services company that provides management tools to developers, dealt with a security vulnerability in its SDK. The company describes the struggles it had working with people in the industry as it tried to manage how best to roll out its fix.
ActiveWizards presents a valuable profile of the most capable text processing APIs. No longer just robust search engines, test processing evaluates many aspects of a document, such as its subject, tone, classification, and more. Let these APIs give you control of your growing content database.
Customer and partner retention is a mission-critical metric for your API programs success. After first launching its API in 2012, learn how Shutterstock has expanded it today and how it focuses on partner engagement to discover how best to offer exactly what their API partners need.
Microservices, an approach where software can be broken into small, distinct components offers many advantages over monolithic architectures. But, they are not a catch all solution for your application. This article looks at when moving to a microservice approach may not be in your best interest.
GraphQL, the open source technology originally backed by Facebook has continued to gain momentum since its release in 2015 and with its hype it’s easy to think that GraphQL is the way to go when developing your next API. As with any technology though, it has its strengths and weaknesses.
What happens when you are ready to take your API from a small subset of users to something more open? What are the things you want to make sure are locked down tight before rolling out an open API program? James Higginbotham offered some tips for making sure your API is ready.
If you are building an app, you will have to tackle setting up access control for it. Access control is the process of granting your users permission to access certain information. What are the different approaches to access control and which approaches are best suited to different use cases?
According to Nightwatch Cybersecurity a vulnerability was recently found in system broadcasts by Android OS that could expose information about a user’s device to any applications running on the device. Information about a user's Wi-Fi connection can be read and used for tracking purposes.
Royal Mail, a UK based postal service and courier company has launched a new version of their Shipping API. The API, now in version two is meant to complement the release of a new shipping tool aimed at helping retailers fulfill their orders. The API is offered in two flavors, REST and SOAP.
How one company analyzed the cost of its integral use of the Google Map's Platform. Poland's GdziePoLek.pl incurred a huge monthly charge for the mapping data it relied on to locate the best sites for purchasing medications — it's primary value-added service provided to its customers.
A recent issue has brought to light the lack of customer service provided by Google Cloud Platform. Google has promised to improve yet the same issues appear to be commonplace. Anyone looking for a platform upon which to run production products has a serious reason to pause when considering GCP.
The banking sector has seen a great many new APIs in the last few years. With so many new APIs made available came an equal number of developer portals. Which ones have done the best job of presenting their APIs and what commonalities can you learn from when implementing your own banking API portal?
When it comes to integrating a third party’s services with your own, APIs are often the way to go. But in some cases SDKs can offer a number of advantages over direct interaction with the API. But how do you choose? This article looks at the reasons why sometimes it makes sense to use an SDK.
These days if your business isn’t using a public cloud vendor then you’re likely to be behind. Deciding on which cloud platform to use can be daunting but three of the leading providers offer a free tier that allows you to give them a test run before sinking a portion of your budget into one.
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence have been a part of the API conversation for a number of years now. When it comes to Machine Learning, it's no secret that Python is one of the most popular languages. This article looks at five Python based tools for working with Machine Learning.
Serverless architecture may be an excellent approach, but is it the wisest for your company? Learn what the specific metrics you need to use to evaluate the actual development time requirements and real-time costs of paying-by-trigger for API requests, storage, and networking.
Since their introduction in 2015, Progressive Web Apps have been viewed as a potential way to break the grip that native apps have had on the mobile app ecosystem. The most effective way to reach users still is to publish your app to one of the major app stores, but which one plays best with PWAs?