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

What GDPR Means For API Developers

Introduced in 2016, and implemented in 2018, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was introduced to give individuals throughout Europe more control over their personal data.

Compliance caused plenty of headaches for businesses, both inside and outside of the EU, with many frantically sending out batch emails to confirm that individuals had opted in to hear from them. Read more

How To Enable Third-Party Developer Success

The chances are good that there’s an app or service you currently use because it makes your life easier. It’s not perfect, and there are plenty of things you can think of that would improve it, but it helps you enough that you’re willing to overlook its imperfections. Read more

Is OAuth Enough for Financial-Grade API Security?

“If you think about where OAuth started, it was really about securing comments on blog posts and now we’re talking about enterprises, so it’s a whole different class of security.”

This is how Travis Spencer, CEO at the identity company Curity, opened his talk at our 2019 Austin API Summit, and it’s an astute summary of the way many products (particularly in the tech scene) are tweaked or re-engineered beyond their original purpose. Read more

Is OpenAPI the Gateway to DevOps Success?

It’s not an understatement to say that OAS (OpenAPI Specification) has changed the way many developers design their APIs, with its standardized format allowing for easier adoption and implementation of APIs.

However, the verb used in that last sentence is telling: it talks about how developers “design” their APIs, rather than how they “power” or “utilize” them. Read more

Recipes for API Ninjas

A global company shares its ingredients for a holistic API

When businesses decide that they want to become an “API-first company,” the first big step is to create an “API-first strategy.” That involves big discussions around the architectural and technical aspects of building a scalable, reliable, and lightweight API. Read more