Posts Tagged: startup

7 Lessons Learned Building an API Startup

7 Lessons Learned Building an API Startup

The word startup is one of those trendy silicon valley terms that’s been thrown around the last few years. With it come images of warehouses lit by Apple computer screens, being grinded down by young hipster like adults as they try to sell, sell, sell. Read more

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First Time API Implementation for Entrepreneurs

Any business or organization in the world can bring an API to market, but APIs are increasingly synonymous with the startup world. Entrepreneurs are using APIs to deliver their products for a number of reasons:

  • They can provide a convenient, easily understood and accessible mechanism for getting an MVP in front of customers;
  • Having an API in the market can provide crucial insight into the value of your product through feedback from the developer community;
  • An API can be one of several channels for delivering your product or may be the product itself.
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API Model Canvas: Developer Experience is a Key Ingredient of Quality APIs

According to The State of API Survey Report 2016 by Smartbear, nearly 85% of the respondents agree that API quality is crucial to their organization. The same survey identifies the top three reasons keeping organizations from delivering quality APIs are:

1) Increased demands for speed 2) Lack of integration between tools and systems 3) Managing expectations of different stakeholders

A remedy for the first reason can be found by fine-tuning architecture and optimizing code. Read more

4 Apps that Rely on APIs for Survival

APIs are pretty important. You already know that, or you wouldn’t be a reader of this blog. To that end, we realize there’s an element of preaching to the converted in this post.

However, even some of those who understand the value of APIs may not know that there are countless companies out there that wouldn’t be around today without APIs. Read more

Fostering an Internal Culture of Security

API security is a common subject, and for a good reason — as the average user becomes more adept at utilizing more powerful systems than ever before to complete incredible tasks, the old methods of secure communication become less secure. What was once considered the crème de la crème of IT and API security has become tomorrow’s vulnerability. Read more