Posts Tagged: Google

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Writing Microservices in Go Part II – When Not to Use Go

In Writing Microservices in Go pt. 1, we highlighted a whole bevy of reasons for coding in Go, the novel, forward-thinking language developed at Google. However, there are two sides to every coin; the benefit of a language or system can often be a drawback in other use cases, and a host of hidden faults can make what was once an awesome idea significantly less awesome. Read more

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Writing Microservices in Go

In Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, the heroic archetype Frederick Henry stated of martinis, ”I had never tasted anything so cool and clean. They made me feel civilized.” The days of Hemingway might have been absent of APIs and coding languages, but had he been around in the modern era, he would have probably said the same of Go, the unique, refreshing, future-friendly language taking the API world by storm. Read more

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API Lifecycle Retirement Stage: A History of Major Public API Retirements

The API lifecycle is an agile process of managing the life of an API. It’s made up of 4 distinct phases: Analysis, Development, Operations, and Retirement.

Old age comes, and retirement is a part of life. It’s no different in the API world. Read more

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3 Ways APIs Create Value and 5 Acquisitions that Prove it

Google buys Songza; Spotify nabs The Echo Nest; Facebook purchases Moves; Path gets TalkTo; and Edelman takes over Deportivo. What do these acquisitions have in common? APIs! In each of these buyouts, APIs played a central part in influencing the acquisition decision. Read more