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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When considering the design, implementation, and maintenance of APIs, one of the most important factors to consider is data formats — how the API handles the interaction between data generation and data request. This path between generation and manipulation, typically between server and client, is the crux of the API ecosystem. Read more
We’re all accustomed to using usernames and passwords for hundreds of online accounts — but if not managed correctly, using passwords can become a major distraction, and a potential security vulnerability. The same is true in the API space. There’s nothing inherently wrong with usernames — you need those. Read more
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
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