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Zero Day Flash Exploits, Versioning, and the API Space


  This month, a day-zero Flash exploit was disclosed, exposing potentially millions of users’ data. After an emergency patch was rushed out, two more exploits were quickly discovered, leading to a vocal demand for an end-of-life date for Flash. This isn’t just a problem that affects media outlets and entertainment sites — vulnerabilities from services…

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Balancing Complexity and Simplicity in API Design


The products that excite us today are simple. Take Apple’s sleek product designs, the negative space of the Google search page, or the single function apps we use on a daily basis. The idea of erasing clutter permeates into the discussion surrounding APIs or application programming interfaces as well. For example, SOAP has time and…

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Writing Microservices in Go Part II – When Not to Use Go


In Writing Microservices in Go pt. 1, we highlighted a whole bevy of reasons for coding in Go, the novel, forward-thinking language developed at Google. However, there are two sides to every coin; the benefit of a language or system can often be a drawback in other use cases, and a host of hidden faults…

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Living in the Cloud Stack – Understanding SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS APIs

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We’re going to tackle the world of cloud computing to explore how the cloud computing stack functions within the API space. We’ll discuss the three layers of the cloud computing space — Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) — and how these services are utilized using APIs. Along the way, we’ll look at some cloud-based APIs, and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each particular architecture choice.