Posts Tagged: change


Instagram API and the Transient Nature of Public Social APIs

Instagram, the largest photo-only distribution social network, has exploded in usage. With 60 million photos uploaded every day, the app is now cemented as a major social entity.

Third party apps which tied into Instagram were a critical part of originally growing the platform. Read more


Simultaneous Platform-Wide Versioning: How to Implement API to SDK Synchronicity

In the API realm, one of the most rewarding practices a developer can undertake is to unify their system functionality. Having disparate updates, library versioning, and documentation can harm the user through confusion and obsolescence, can harm the provider with rough updates, and can harm the API itself through low adoption and retention rates. Read more

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APIs as a Content Distribution Channel

The definition of an API Platform includes the requirement that the data published via an API should be core to the organization exposing it. That means that it is data critical to the success of the organization. Making that available in any way often takes courage, as it is a relatively new approach to most businesses that are more akin to keeping secrets than to promote openness. Read more