Art Anthony

Art Anthony

Art is a copywriter/blogger/content creator who gave up the big city grind to go freelance and live out in the countryside. He writes about everything from financial services and software/technology to health and fitness for big corporations and startups alike. He started his own company, Copywriting Is Art, several years ago and tweets at @ArtCopywriter.

Posts By: Art Anthony

How Bad Developer Portals Kill APIs

“Reference docs do not constitute developer portals.”

This was the crux of a talk given by Nordic APIs veteran and Pronovix CEO Kristof Van Tomme at our 2017 Platform Summit. His opinion is that developer portals should function as self-service hubs for APIs, allowing developers to access APIs without having to wait around for access keys or any additional information. Read more

Why API Security is More Important Than Ever

API Security: In Pursuit Of MASH

Between the Cambridge Analytica incident at Facebook and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicking in across Europe from the 25th of May, it’s safe to say that online security is set to take center stage like never before. Read more

Have APIs Ignited The Tech IPO Renaissance?

We have recently seen plenty of notable IPOs coming out of the tech space, but as TechCrunch notes, we have yet to hit the peak.

Of past IPOs, Facebook (FB 207,23 -0,09 -0,04%) (which raised $16 billion on its opening day in 2012) and Alibaba (BABA 190,35 +0,31 +0,16%) (which still holds, at $21.8 billion, the largest IPO of all time) are undoubtedly jewels on the crown. Read more

Is GraphQL Moving Toward Ubiquity?

In a speech at the 2016 GraphQL Summit, Lee Byron of GraphQL/Facebook put forward a “Secret Master Plan” outlining his hopes for GraphQL, the growing API standard.

In an ideal world, he said, he hoped that GraphQL adoption would look something like this:

  • 1–3 months – Hobbyists and personal projects
  • 6 months – Implemented in 3+ languages
  • 9–12 months – New startups and small companies
  • 1.5–2 years – Medium sized companies and products
  • 2 years – Implemented in 10+ languages (actually took ~3 months)
  • 2–4 years – Large companies and tech giants
  • 4–5 years – Ubiquity!
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Architecting The People Platform

How does Conway’s Law impact the way we build effective internal communication within API-first companies?

When we write about web APIs, we inevitably focus on one of two things: The technicalities of building the application itself, or the target market and user base that consumes the API. Read more