API hacking is, unfortunately, part of the modern API landscape. Whenever you have resources exposed to the greater internet, those resources are going to be attacked in some way.
Thankfully, half of the fight is just being aware of the threats against your API. Read more
Much of the modern business world runs on APIs. As a result of this, APIs are now valuable assets in a business environment, causing a lot of thought for API practitioners. Chief of these concerns is the exact methodology and process of monetization. Read more
Release management is an important part of any API development lifecycle. That being said, it is also consistently overlooked, often considered more as an afterthought than a foundational element of the API and business environment. This is unfortunate, as implementing proper release management can not only prevent significant issues from arising, it can also improve the efficacy and value of your customer relationship management processes. Read more
What is an API? Who was the first to use one? Did anyone “invent” the API as we know it? These questions are foundational to computer programming and fundamental to the tech industry as a whole. While they are high-level, they certainly have some important legal implications as well, as we’ve seen in recent events. Read more
What does it mean in programming to be idempotent? Today, we’re going to look at the concepts of idempotence and safety, and identify what makes them so very important in the context of web API design.
We’ll compare idempotence and safety to see how they’re different, and discover why this division is important. Read more