As with any industry, the web API space faces different approaches to standardization. Not least of which are the differences between how API providers choose to define their APIs in a machine readable way with API specifications and description languages.
API definitions have emerged as ways to annotate API functionalities, and there are still many out there catering to varying web service architectures. Read more
API testing is an important facet of the API development process. Such testing can help disclose important security flaws, data processing errors, and even breaks in basic functionality. With all that said, it’s an unfortunate fact that many API testing processes are fundamentally flawed, and because of this, issues are often kept around and extended well beyond their reasonable lifespan. Read more
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APIs are all around us, driving the digital world and largely responsible for some pretty astounding industry disruption. Read more
Managing healthcare records can be a painful experience, for both patients and doctors. Though extensive medical records are kept on patients to be made available to new caregivers, accessing them is not always an easy process.
In the UK, records are held digitally (usually General Practice (GP) records) yet some are still written by hand (details of hospital visits, etc.). Read more
As the API community starts a new year, we do so with an increasingly wide choice of API description formats at our disposal. However, a development late last year promises to alter this landscape by introducing an initiative aimed at standardizing how APIs are described. Read more