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Segment shares its experience developing with both the microservices and monolithic architecture, and details the pros and cons of each and why they chose the monolith in the end. The journey was a difficult one. The company's developers where pushed to their limits, but they succeeded in the end.
ProgrammableWeb recently reported on a security breach that LandMark White, Australia's largest independent property valuation and property consultancy firm, had blamed on an insecure API. The aftermath of this incident has led to several key executives stepping down from their positions.
The decision “to API or not to API?” should not be a technology conversation. Many companies fail after attempting to monetize APIs without specific business outcomes in mind. That journey, marked by a four pillar API strategy blueprint, starts with a business conversation and "outside-in" thinking.
RingCentral further integrated its communications features within enterprise systems. RingCentral Embeddable uses RingCentral's core voice and SMS features and allows access to such features within third party apps. The new e-Discovery and message retention APIs allows better compliance reporting.
TIBCO Software Inc. recently announced the release of a retooled version of the company’s Mashery API management solution. This new cloud-native release is designed for containerized private cloud and public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments.
There is an expanding set of tools that help during every stage of the API lifecycle. So much so that it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the variety of API tooling available. This article takes a look at a number of tools, each of which can help modernize your API development process.
LandMark White, Australia's largest independent property valuation and property consultancy firm, is reported to have exposed the home loan details of up to 100,000 customers in a recent security breach that the company is blaming on an insecure API.
Many developers have adopted an API-first mentality when it comes to releasing new products and services. Logically, security providers should take an API-first strategy when designing threat protection solutions. Salt Security has launched an API Protection Platform with that mindset.
Google has open sourced its Cloud Search Connector SDK. The goal is to ease the search of third-party content and identities within a company. Google originally partnered with around 50 partners around the world to build third-party connectivity for Cloud Search and has now opened up a public SDK.
Kong announced two new features that aim to simplify API development with the assistance of AI and ML. The new tools, Kong Brain and Kong immunity, have been added to the company’s Kong Enterprise platform and automate processes that include documentation, configuration, and traffic analysis.
By 2022, Gartner predicts that API abuses will become the most common type of web application attack resulting in a data breach. When you consider that the average organization manages as many as 363 APIs, it's no surprise that gaps in API security represent such a significant threat
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: Application Development and Developer Tools
This segment of the past year's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs added to ProgrammableWeb covers the Application Development, DevOps, and Developer Tools areas. Tools and technology that helps make a developer's life easier, including APIs from Google, GitHub, and AWS, are included.
Mergers inevitably increase the IT complexity an organization faces. APIs are universal connectors, so the ways in which businesses monitor and manage their APIs can turn those connections into points of leverage and opportunities for the increased insight and control needed in an M&A.
In yet another blunder, Facebook announced today that a bug in one of their APIs allowed third-party apps to access the private images of up to 6.8 million users. From September 13 to September 25, over 1,500 apps had access to photos that users never authorized.
Kong, the API platform formerly known as Mashape, recently announced the launch of Kong Cloud. This new service targets organizations that want the API Management capabilities of Kong Enterprise, but don't want the burden of managing the software itself.
Microsoft Azure API Management allows developers to set up API facades between disparate applications and services. Microsoft is extending this offering through a Consumption tier aimed at supporting serverless environments. The Consumption tier is currently in preview.
In aggregate, the organizations around the world that directly or indirectly monetize their APIs form the basis of what the media often calls the “API Economy.” As a subset of the total global economy, the API economy is responsible for the exchange of trillions of dollars of value annually.
Attackers know that API calls originating from inside an app are a blueprint for the infrastructure inside your data center. Further, they can use those same API calls to hide their malicious purposes, like a Trojan horse ready to slip through the front door. Apps are the new emerging threat vector.
The ripple effects of regulation such as the EU's PSD2 and Open Banking initiatives in the UK and APAC, designed to stimulate increased competition in banking, are being felt worldwide. But what do these changes mean in practice for developers seeking to build fintech apps to work with bank APIs?
Amazon has largely rewritten its AWS SDK for Java. Although it is a rewrite from 1.11.x, Amazon used the same JVM so that developers don't have to migrate an entire product over to 2.x. Amazon focused on consistency, immutability, and ease of use in the rewrite. 2.x includes many requested features.