APIs have become ubiquitous but there exists a huge range in the quality of APIs and overall developer experiences. For service and infrastructure providers thinking about offering an API as your core business, here are eight things we've learned while building the Stripe's API.
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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.
Uber processes data for millions of trips in over 400 cities in 60 different countries on a daily basis. Needless to say, that’s a lot of data, and finding a way to optimize their JSON payloads was an important goal for the Uber engineering team.
As the focus on APIs grows, we spend a lot of time optimizing the DX by focusing on delivering robust documentation, easy accessible and un-throttled sandboxes, various support channels, and community events. To maximize the DX it's important to understand the larger context in which your API fits.
When RESTful APIs first hit the radar, one of the benefits often cited was that the APIs could be easily understood from the WADL alone. As the API industry evolves , both providers and consumers have started to recognize the need for better, more easily consumed documentation.
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According to software engineer Stein Magnus Jodal, the developer behind the open-source music server, Mopidy, online music streaming company Spotify poorly managed its libspotify SDK and APIs, resulting in broken hardware and software applications that relied on the Spotify platform.
To help developers increase the security of their apps, PayPal has updated its developer portal to include a self-service credential provisioning feature that allows developers to generate their own client-secret pairs, which developers use to authenticate their apps with the PayPal API.
An examination of why Markdown is a good choice for API documentation. Along with a look at various Markdown flavors is an overview of popular tools for working with Markdown.