This article is part of a series about Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs that were added to our directory during 2018. Security and Privacy APIs are covered here. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and also by mentions on social media.
The benefits of a well-designed, well-implemented, easily integated API are well known: happier developers, higher usage and, hopefully, greater profit as a result. While many high-level best practices for developing a great API have been established, a failure to pay close attention to small details, such as parameter defaults, can create big headaches.