Posts By: Chris Wood

The API of Me

Here’s an interesting fact: If you live in the EU your personal data is yours. You are the owner of your data, a fact enshrined in law under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As owners of data and citizens of many economies — internet, application, information, API — we have a myriad of tools and technologies available to mine, mash up, and generally manage our data as we see fit. Read more

First API implementation planning whiteboard

First Time API Implementation for Entrepreneurs

Any business or organization in the world can bring an API to market, but APIs are increasingly synonymous with the startup world. Entrepreneurs are using APIs to deliver their products for a number of reasons:

  • They can provide a convenient, easily understood and accessible mechanism for getting an MVP in front of customers;
  • Having an API in the market can provide crucial insight into the value of your product through feedback from the developer community;
  • An API can be one of several channels for delivering your product or may be the product itself.
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The Easiest Way to Generate API Documentation

The Easiest Ways to Generate API Documentation

Whether you’re a startup developing your first API or an established player in the API economy, the truth is becoming steadily more apparent; providing quality API documentation is vital to the success of an API initiative. API documentation is an important part of the product offering, delivering affordances to the developer community to help them understand exactly what an API offers and how to use it. Read more

CMA Will Save Open Banking APIs in Post-Brexit Economy

CMA Will Save Open Banking APIs in Post-Brexit Economy

“The storm had now definitely abated, and what thunder there was now grumbled over more distant hills, like a man saying ‘And another thing…’ twenty minutes after admitting he’d lost the argument.”

-Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Regardless of your point of view and the continued rumbles of the argument, Brexit is a fact: The United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union, most probably by summer 2019 if recent announcements at the Conservative Party conference are enacted by the government itself. Read more

Creating a Hubot for the AWS API Gateway

Creating a Hubot Script for the AWS API Gateway

In our post on ChatOps bot frameworks we discussed Hubot and how this widely forked project is a readily extensible mechanism for creating your own ChatOps bots. In this post we take a look at building such an extension in the form of a Hubot to help administer the Amazon API Gateway. Read more