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Apple surprised developers by announcing the public release of iOS14 would ship with only a one day Golden Master period. Proactive communication is an important part of a provider's API strategy and by not communicating the short GM period ahead of time, Apple risked damaging its developers' trust.
The UK Department of Work and Pensions were able to draw from their existing API library during COVID-19 because of an existing microservices approach to building out: their integration lead, Jaqui Ledgetter explains how having many small, easily-adjusted components empowered them to shift rapidly.
Over the past four years, NSW Health Pathology invested heavily in API-led connectivity. With coverage from Justin Hendry, writing for IT.com, we learn how this investment has paved the way for them to pivot handily to building world class public-facing services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Redox, a provider of an interoperability platform for healthcare data exchange, has recently teamed with FDA-authorized COVID-19 testing company Curative to send COVID-19 test results to various state public health departments. This partnership has seen projects launched in 24 states.
The best APIs are built with design ground rules rooted in common sense. A uniting governance based on rigorous standards, knowing your target developers well, thoughtful nomenclature, and giving the support assets as much attention as the main product.
An overview defining GraphQL and outlining five common vulnerabilities found in GraphQL developing: inconsistent authorization checks, vulnerable REST proxies, flimsy validation of custom skalars, inappropriate rate-limiting, and failure to shield public information.
With two tracing APIs preparing to be on offer to European officials, Ben Lovejoy offers an analysis on the virtues of each, outlining why he believes that the EU will adopt what he feels is the stronger option: the Contact Tracing API currently under collaborative development from Apple and Google.
Over at HACKADAY, writer Tom Nardi has come up with a presentation of the top five resources (including his own) for pulling raw COVID-19 data, along with mini-tutorials for the best ways to extract the data. He gives an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each tool.
Threatpost writer Lindsey O’Donnell interviewed Akamai security researcher Steve Regan about what Akamai is discovering during their research into creative cyber attacks, diving into how criminals are keeping up with and course-correcting for the newest layered security developments.
API veteran Adam DuVander recently contributed an article over at Stoplight.io detailing “A Real-World Look at Building Great APIs.” This post will probe some of Adam’s key points, examining why his ideas matter to developers and other business stakeholders alike.
The City University of Hong Kong has embraced an API-led approach to education. This move allows CityU to harness the power of APIs while integrating essential elements from their legacy system. Adoption of the new platform is a unifying stroke for their campus.
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.