Posts Tagged: dependencies


Optimizing APIs for Mobile Apps

Along with data cap and battery drain, speed is a top usability issue for most mobile device users. Even using the latest 4G LTE, mobile networks inherently have higher latencies than DSL, and devices still experience slower ping over WiFi.

The protocol, device configuration, or app design can all contribute to these slow load times. Read more

Architecting an API Backend

Architecting an API Backend

We’ve discussed in length API business, monetization techniques, and the importance of improving the experience for our target developer consumer. But underneath the hood, what does the architecture of an API platform actually look like? Just as developers who use an API rely on it to power their applications, a similar ecosystem may exist fueling the components that make up an API itself. Read more


Why API Developers Love GitHub

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of API development is source control. Proper implementation of source control can lead to more efficient, effective development, with fewer bugs, dependency conflicts, and operational errors.

One of the most popular forms of source control in the modern development environment is GitHub. Read more


Docker Containers and APIs: A Brief Overview

One of the major issues universally faced in API development is the management, packaging, and distribution of dependencies. The dependency set required by an API might make it extensible, wonderful to use, and extremely powerful. However, if hard to manage, dependencies could spell adoption

A solution to this age-old problem has exploded onto the scene in recent years, however. Read more


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. Read more