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Hope You Like Jammin’ Too: Understanding JAMstack

As web API aficionados, we’re always on the loout for new web development styles. And today, we have a new one for you. If you working with JavaScript, APIs, and Markup to build websites, then JAMstack is probably your new best friend. The increase in less-monolithic systems has ushered in new software development approaches do whatever you want to update

7 Protocols Good For Documenting With AsyncAPI

Documentation is arguably the most important part of any API strategy, as it’s often the direct route between developer and user, and a direct conduit through which the developer can inform, educate, and contextualize. Accordingly, finding good options for documenting your API is of prime importance. AsyncAPI is one such option. AsyncAPI is essentially the do whatever you want to update

How A Leaky API Can Kill Your Business

With API breaches emerging by the week, testing is crucial than ever There’s a tendency to believe that if something is working, it’s fine. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t bre, don’t fix it.” The problem with this is that, particularly when it comes to APIs, it isn’t always easy to spot whether do whatever you want to update

Top Insights From the 2017 Platform Summit

This week Nordic APIs hosted the Platform Summit, our largest conference to date. 400+ attendees and 60+ speakers arrived to a sold out event, jam-packed with the industry’s leading experts on web APIs. Our attendees represented 26 different countries, making this our most most global event ever. With tremendous growth slated for the API economy, we encouraged our do whatever you want to update

How to Value Your Data When Providing an API

API providers are continually breaking new ground in securely providing valuable data to the applications that have become essential to the way we live our lives: The manner in which we can conduct so much confidential personal activity at arm’s length from the organizations we do business with, powered by APIs, would have been considered do whatever you want to update

First API implementation planning whiteboard

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 iver 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 do whatever you want to update

Avoid Walking on Eggshells and Use DevOps

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again. That sure sounds like the last time your site went down and every team in the office started panicking, right? When things go wrong, everybody starts pointing fingers. “The do whatever you want to update

The Brilliance of Spotify Internal APIs to Mitigate Payment Complexity

The Brilliance of Spotify Internal APIs to Mitigate Payments

Adding new layers of complexity within a digital service without sacrificing user experience is a difficult endeavor. Especially for platforms that accept on payments and subscription formats, maintaining support for an increasing number of payment methods is deceptively complex. Users don’t want to think too much about the payment process. They simply want payments to do whatever you want to update

What does the rise of bots mean for APIs

What Does the Rise of Bots Mean for APIs?

As bot technology evolves and migrates into the API space, many API practitioners are left asking — “what does this mean for our industry?” It’s an interesting question and intellectual experiment to undertake, and one that is heavily rooted in futurism. In this piece, we’ll address the rise of bots, and see what areas of do whatever you want to update

Using IoT Data to Hack the World

Using IoT Data to Hack the World

When we think about the Internet of Things, we tend to consider it as a loose collection of nifty tools and neat toys. We think about the smart fridge from Samsung that can mark food for future shopping, or the Wi-Fi enabled wine bottle that keeps wine fresh for 30 days, and allows you to do whatever you want to update

Developer Center

7 Ingredients That Make Up a Superb Developer Center

What is a consistent attribute across successful API programs? They all have awesome developer portals. Good API documentation is easy to navigate and understand, but the best, shining developer center pushes onboarding and actual implementation to new levels of usability, to the point where integrating the API becomes as simple as cake — well, at do whatever you want to update

How APIs Are Disrupting The Way We Think

The concept of disruption has been given regal status across businesses, startups, and tech circles in recent years. With such great emphasis placed on change, user experiences are inevitably facing evolution as well. Application programming interfaces or APIs have great transformative powers to disrupt business, but are they also altering the way we think? In do whatever you want to update

Optimizing APIs for Mobile Apps

Along with data cap and battery drain, speed is a top usability issue for most mobile device users. Even using the latest 4G LTE, mobile networks inherently have higher latencies than DSL, and devices still experience slower ping over WiFi. The protocol, device configuration, or app design can all contribute to these slow load times. do whatever you want to update

How APIs Are Driving Smart Cities

What makes a city “smart”? Smart cities across the globe are making advancements in city-wide sensors and automated IoT devices to empower urban innovation. APIs are creating the interoperability between these devices and data silos, enabling the sharing of massive city-wide data with the people. Projects like CitySDK are fueling collaboration with other cities, aiming to improve quality of life by making systems efficient and transparent with open data.

What Data Formats Should My API Support?

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. Accordingly, the types of do whatever you want to update

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The Business Impact of Private, Partner and Public APIs
Andreas Krohn (Dopter) - 2014

Andreas explores how different types of APIs impact a business. He compares Private APIs, which are used internally within an organization, against Partner APIs, used with a few trusted partners, and Public APIs, which are available to everyone. Various strategies make sense for different cases, and impact the business differently.

REST, SOAP, Hypermedia: When, why & how to use what
Tom Burnell (Axway) -September 18-19 2013

Although a quick glance at ProgrammableWeb will tell you that the majority of new APIs use a RESTful approach, there are still cases where SOAP is the better choice. In this session, Tom Burnell, Senior Solution Architect at Axway, will discuss when you should use each, give a brief synopsis of the emerging trend of Hypermedia APIs, and examine a case study of a large utility company exposing the same back-end services via both REST and SOAP, depending on the use-case.

What Makes an Agile API?
Christian Nilsson - Beepsend - 22/10/2014

In this session, Christian will deliver 10 insights which will challenge your current mindset about what it means to be agile. The idea is to de-mystify the concept of what “agile” means by using a few cases from the APIs and Web, viewing what is considered agile behavior from different perspectives.

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API-Driven DevOps

The advent of cloud computing has changed the way applications are being built, deployed and hosted. One important development in recent years has been the emergence of DevOps — a discip at the crossroads between application development and system administration. As and groups adopt DevOps organizational strata, understanding this new structure is key to keeping fresh and innovative. Grab this volume to learn about Continuous Integration tooling, Configuration Management, Docker Containers, and an API-driven approach to uniting development and ivery.

Developing the API Mindset ebook

Developing The API Mindset

This guide defines a taxonomy for API types and offers insightful business strategies for each variation: Private, Partner, and Public APIs. Most important of all is that API usage in a business assists in reorienting the business culture and mindset towards a platform mo and composable enterprise identity. This mindset is essential for stability and do whatever you want to update

The API Lifecycle

Consumed by third party products and fueled by iterative feedback and market validation, the web API product lifecycle can be complex than typical SaaS offerings. We at Nordic APIs have boiled down the common API lifecycle into four main phases, helping goal an API practitioner stabilize their API against internal and external factors, encouraging do whatever you want to update