The NewRelic PHP Sample Code by NewRelic presents how to make calls to the API, showing initial configuration. An accurate development allows developers to track transactions, outbound requests, and database calls.
We write a lot about the growth in the number of APIs on ProgrammableWeb. But how about usage? Some APIs see so many requests that they measure in billions. We refer to these companies as the API Billionaires Club. The image below, which comes from ProgrammableWeb Founder John Musser's talk later today at Glue, shows the big names that make up this exclusive club.
This article examines why APIs have outages, what the cost of such outages can be and therefore the importance for you, as a mobile app developer, to monitor all of the API Endpoints your app depends on to function, in order to reduce the cost of an API outage on your mobile app.