Posts By: Kristopher Sandoval

Tips and Tools for Debugging APIs

Tips and Tools for Debugging APIs

Benjamin Franklin once famously said “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. For the software developer, the saying should be amended to read “except death and taxes — and software bugs.”

It’s an unfortunate fact that the very nature of software development, especially in the collaborative environments popular amongst coders and companies today, makes software bugs inevitable. Read more

Using IoT Data to Hack the World

Using IoT Data to Hack the World

When we think about the Internet of Things, we tend to consider it as a loose collection of nifty tools and neat toys. We think about the smart fridge from Samsung that can mark food for future shopping, or the Wi-Fi enabled wine bottle that keeps wine fresh for 30 days, and allows you to order more with a small touch panel. Read more

What is the Difference Between API Documentation, Specification, and Definition?

Few things are as important to an industry as common understanding and definitions. Without knowing exactly what industry-specific terms mean, and how they apply to given situations, little discourse API development can take place. It seems strange, then, that there are still so many terms in the API space that are misunderstood or misused. Read more

API Testing and Monitoring with API Fortress

API Testing and Monitoring with API Fortress

One of the most important systems an API developer can implement is a system of monitoring. API implementation is not a “fire and forget” affair — continual support and development is necessary for a healthy, effective implementation, and this of course requires testing and monitoring. Read more

How to Hold a Killer First Hackathon or Developer Conference or Hackathon

How to Hold a Killer First Hackathon or Developer Conference

Part of what makes modern API development so much more powerful than ever before is the fact that, at the tip of one’s fingers, an entire world of lessons, examples, and fellow developers are within reach. Community and the resultant feedback has made API development and the APIs that are created from this process more extensive, more powerful, and more effective. Read more