J Simpson

J Simpson

J. Simpson lives at the crossroads of logic and creativity. He writes and researches tech-related topics extensively for a wide variety of publications, including Forbes Finds. He is also a graphic designer, journalist, and academic writer, writing on the ways that technology is shaping our society while using the most cutting-edge tools and techniques to aid his path. He lives in Portland, Or.

Posts By: J Simpson

How To Create An API From A Dataset Using Python and Flask

Datasets are the building blocks of an API, the genome from which your development projects will grow and evolve. Datasets are the heart of some of the most advanced digital disciplines, from AI to computer vision to machine learning. Considering the power and potential of machine learning for everything from small business to science the need for quality, reliable datasets is only going to grow. Read more

All You Need to Know About REST API Design

If you study or create APIs in any way, you’ve almost undoubtedly come across the terms REST, RESTful, or REST-like. We often reference REST as a best practice for implementing APIs. But what, exactly, is Representational State Transfer? And what’s the difference between a REST and REST-like API? Read more

Best Practices For Creating Useful API Documentation

API documentation is the key to a useful, usable API. An API could be all-powerful, versatile, and entirely useful, yet it won’t matter one bit if users can’t figure out how to make it work. Creating proper API documentation is an artform in-and-of-itself. Read more

7 Best Image Recognition APIs

In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg laid out details at Facebook’s annual developer’s conference about their quest to launch AI that is better at recognizing images than people are. These image processing algorithms could be used for everything from narrating images for the visually impaired to avoiding car accidents to automated image tagging. Read more

6 Inspiring Examples of Data-Driven Art

Data may come across as entirely academic at first glance. Massive databases of embedded, interlocking spreadsheets don’t exactly spark inspiration or joy, aside from the most dedicated datafile. That means a large swathe of the population, all but the most seasoned data scientists and visualizers, overlook the power and potential that open data can unleash. Read more