API Mediation: Why You Need an API Experience Layer

The API economy has ushered in a new era of application integration, causing a sea change across enterprise IT and application providers alike. APIs are providing access to data securely across firewalls, enabling new business models and offering a platform that supports the development of new digital products. Read more

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Great APIs Are Like Lego Bricks

We’ve written plenty about different API monetization models and monetizing your API using a freemium model in the past, but just as important is envisioning how your API might fit into your business model as a whole.

Obviously, this is something that will differ hugely from company to company — in the case of a business like Twilio, the API is the core product. Read more

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Security Points to Consider Before Implementing GraphQL

GraphQL is a very powerful query language that does a great many things right. When implemented properly, GraphQL offers an extremely elegant methodology for data retrieval, more backend stability, and increased query efficiency.

The key here though is that simple phrase — when implemented properly. Read more

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The Return of the CLI: CLIs Being Used by API-Related Companies

Before the rise of graphical interfaces and flashy user desktops, the Command Line Interface (CLI) was the only way to interact with a computer. But the retro CLI is making a comeback.

It’s a basic form of computing — the CLI accepts text commands and interprets them into functions on the operating system. Read more

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of API Chaining

From the very beginning, developers have sought to make their systems run more efficiently, delivering greater amounts of data and functionality in a slimmer, more useful methodology. Increased efficiency usually equates to money saved, so there is a very real drive behind the constant need for condensing and code tweaking. Read more

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