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Leverage Public APIs

Leverage Public APIs to Make Your System Better

The software world has moved in many ways towards the idea of modularity rather than the archetypal monolith — services and systems are continually developed in chunks rather than as a single system. This has spilled over into many aspects of the API space, and represents a powerful opportunity for developers to not only simplify the development cycle, but to leverage modularity to make their own offerings more powerful. Read more

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Programming Sponsored Content: How APIs Have Transformed Advertising

The monetization of API datastreams has been discussed at length. Figuring out a methodology to create passive income streams from API users can help an API be more successful, allowing for further developer-supported iterations, better customer service, and longer-term longevity. Read more

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Your API is Vulnerable if These 4 Risks Aren’t Mitigated

It’s an unfortunate reality that if a system faces the publicly-served internet, chances are it will be attacked at some point within its lifecycle. This is simply a matter of statistics — given the number of users utilizing APIs, the Internet of Things, and the dynamic World Wide Web, an attack is statistically more likely than unlikely. Read more

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Top Specification Formats for REST APIs

Documentation will set you free. Whether your API is for internal, private use, or for extensive public interaction, proper documentation can make or break an API. It’s not just a tool for developers, either — proper API documentation can drive API adoption more than any other tool within the API provider’s grasp. Read more

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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 limbo.read

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