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A short while ago Bob Reselman wrote a piece, Why Message Queues Suck. As you might imagine, the piece caused quite a stir, particularly on Reddit. Many readers did not buy the idea for a variety of reasons. One area of disagreement was around fail safety and high availability.
Article 50 is set to be triggered today starting the official process of Brexit. It will be two years before the UK leaves but the impact of the vote is already being felt. UK tech companies are struggling to retain and attract developer talent and fintech companies may find themselves vulnerable.
This is the first part of our series on push technologies. This article will look at Webhooks, explaining what they are, how they work and why they are well suited to use cases where the underlying data is constantly refreshing. We will also look at examples of APIs that are supporting this style.
Consumers have been turning to third-party financial apps that seamlessly connect with their banks. To achieve true global connectivity in the age of the open financial web, a new standard for data sharing must be created, adopted, then actively governed under a framework of strict interoperability.
Platforms as Services (PaaS) are garnering a lot of attention from developers and enterprises these days for a lot of reasons. Knowing that language flexibility is core to PaaS success, Google has the most popular languages covered in Google App Engine now that it has added support for .NET and PHP.
As business computing migrates to SaaS applications, developers must address the problem of the data silos the software creates. APIs let you move data in and out of these online applications but, they present a new set of problems: managing data in several applications using several APIs.
Jason Harmon, head of APIs at engaging forms tool Typeform, recently gave a talk on three common API design mistakes and how to deal with them. Included are the use of HTTP POST versus GET, compressing APIs that poll a lot and using group calls to take advantage of common chains of calls.
Identity management platform provider Okta has acquired Stormpath, a user management API provider. Now developers using Stormpath APIs and SDKs have until 8/17/2017 to migrate to Okta or another identity management platform. The acquisition of Stormpath demonstrates the risk of using startup APIs.
The API is at the heart of the technology of every connected person’s daily life. Mark O’Neill, research director at Gartner, presented some of the trends in the API industry at a recent APIDays conference. This article delves into them and how they affect the future of the tech industry as a whole.
This weekend hackers will gather for the Febreze Home Hackathon at the RobotX Space event in Santa Clara. The challenge is to “envision a home system that blends music with scent, or an interconnected room that uses feeling, sight and smell”, by leveraging access to APIs for the Febreze Home device.
When designing an enterprise architecture it can be common to use a typical Pub-Sub pattern using a message queue subscribed to a topic. This can have some real-world costs and queues may not be necessary. This article shows a better choice than using queues and when it makes sense to use a queue.
Angular 2, the Web application framework released in September 2016, is already proving to be leaps ahead of its predecessor. We examine what is working so far, what elements of the framework are still lacking, how it measures up to other frameworks and its outlook and implications for developers.
This is the final part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. After going through each of the steps, you're ready to build the app. In this part of our series we bring together the pieces and build a pub locating application that demonstrates how they work together.
Microservice architecture is a topic of conversation seemingly heard everywhere in today's technology landscape. While the exact definition can be hard to pinpoint, there are lessons to be learned from the trend. This article looks at lessons around scale, velocity and risk reduction.
As part of a continuing effort to publicize its move to microservices, Netflix open-sourced its code, allowing companies to use its libraries to build cloud-based microservices architectures. Here we highlight several Netflix open source software projects for building microservices architectures.
Once a distributed application is built and deployed, it is crucial to monitor and visualize it to make sure the software is reliable, available, and performs as expected. This article looks at several new API solutions that help providers address these issues for microservice architectures.
This is the introduction to our series What is The Green Button API initiative and How It Took OAuth To An Entirely New Level. This article will help you understand what the Green Button API Initiative is and how it came about. Green Button is part of the Obama Administration's My Data initiatives.
This is the first part of our series What is The Green Button API initiative and How It Took OAuth To An Entirely New Level. In this part we will take a look at some of the primary use cases of the initiative including the data custodian, third party entities and retail customers.
This is part 2 of our series on the Green Button API initiative. This article examines the architectural underpinnings, including the requirements and standards behind the initiative. The Green Button technology is based on existing standards that were assembled to meet the identified requirements.