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SDKs often accelerate development by providing access to third party tech that can help add new features, understand app performance, and monetize your efforts. Jason Lew, CTO at Mighty Signal, looks at which SDKs are the most used in some key categories, so you can decide which to use.
APIs are often prone to failure. That’s no surprise. But if your app is dependent on an API that goes down like there’s no tomorrow, what do you do? Thomas Roca, a stats researcher at the French Development Agency explains how he overcame the API developer’s dilemma.
In recent history we have seen tech giants put out speech recognition APIs, allowing developers to integrate speech-to-text technology into their applications. Developer Daniel Janus puts three of the popular contenders through their paces over at Rebased.
The dramatic growth of the API economy has lowered the barrier of entry for many companies but building an API-first company still presents a number of potential pitfalls. This article offers lessons learned from building an API startup. Kairos bills themselves as a human analytics platform for
Like many dev teams these days, the team at Buffer is working toward building a more service-oriented architecture. As part of this, the team has built a special service to keep track of how many times links have been embedded in Buffer posts.
Microservices can offer many benefits to businesses, but the architectural approach is not right for every scenario. In this post from the Basho blog, Sean Kelly discusses five microservices myths that may be leading many eager companies down the wrong path and reducing efficiency.
Microservices allow teams to work at different paces on different parts of a software system. Working with microservices comes with large challenges that are too often not well appreciated. One of the greatest challenges, which developers too often underestimate, is working with data.
Developers commonly generate unique API keys for clients. But how long does an API key need to be to make the chances of a collision smaller than the chance that your computer might be struck by lightning? Fewer than you’d think, argues Sam Corcos, co-founder of SightMaps over at LearnPhoenix.io.
Companies often worry about UX when designing a new app or product. In contrast, developers often do not worry enough about DX when building APIs. This is a mistake if you want to attract developers to your API. Taija Bjorklund covers four attributes you need to get right to provide a good DX.
Health IT standards and health APIs are going to change how patients access their data, according to HealthITInteroperability. A recent demonstration at the Regenstrief Institute showed how patient data can be aggregated and merged from disparate data sources according to the new FHIR standard.
Emburse specializes in offering prepaid cards to help clients keep track of employee spending. After a year of being in business, the company took a left turn and decided to focus on building out an API to let devs integrate their card-generation capabilities into their own platforms.
Location-based social media analytics company GeoFeedia attempted to abuse the public data streams it receives from other social media platforms by monitoring the public, according to documents revealed by the ACLU. This article on Techdirt discusses the issue, and how the major platforms responded.
Webhooks offer a far more efficient way to monitor changes to an endpoint than traditional polling. In this recent article on InfoWorld, Mark Geene discusses the technology and highlights three commercial implementations that put it to good use to improve the customer experience.
Named-Entity Recognition involves identifying an entity in a text and assigning it a class label. These classifications can include People, Locations, and Organisations, among others depending on the tool. This comparison looks at the performance of 10 natural language processing APIs.
Selecting an API for your latest project can have a significant influence on how it progresses, as well as the cost and efficiency of keeping it up and running. In this post, Deb Haldar discusses 9 API red flags to look out for that could cause issues for your project further down the line.
It should be easy for experienced devs in an organised team to create APIs quickly and easily, but it too often isn’t. Vivek Gupta, VP of product management at AnyPresence, reveals to Fred Churchville over at TechTarget the six key aspects of API creation that you need to get right.
The rise of the microservices architecture is improving the speed, functionality and reliability of software systems, but it can create issues elsewhere. In a recent article for The New Stack, Apurva Dave and Loris Degioanni highlight five principles of efficient microservices monitoring.
The need for developer autonomy and process ownership in the Netflix API environment is being addressed by the media streaming service as they assess the relationships between their APIs, microservices, and data consumers. Two Netflix engineering managers discuss several possible solutions.
DropBox recently sat down with Gordon Wintrob over at getputpost.io to reveal how they built their APIs from primitive beginnings to handling over 500 billion calls a year. The Dropbox API lets you work with files, do full-text search and manage file and folder sharing.
cURL -- the command-line utility for interacting with Web-based resources (like Web APIs) -- can greatly decrease the coding needed to experiment with an API's inputs and outputs. VIA Studio's Mark Biek recently demoed the ease of cURL by calling Tickspot data through the Tickspot API.