A system is only useful if it can be used. If a system can’t be accessed, it might as well not exist. As far as APIs are concerned, this principle of availability is referred to as uptime.
Uptime is the state of a server or service, and the reliability thereof. Read more
The nature of the IT industry is one of constantly emerging and refining processes and trends. One of these trends that has taken the IT world by storm is the emergence of DevOps. As more and more groups adopt DevOps organizational strata, understanding this new structure is key to keeping fresh and innovative. Read more
The internet is bar none the most effective and amazing tool for connecting people. What it’s historically not, however, is an effective and amazing tool for connecting people with systems. While networks form and information is shared, the underlying systems have historically been hidden underneath complex code and abstraction. Read more
If an API is implemented correctly, the number of users utilizing a service can be staggering. Millions of users and devices connect to the internet every day, utilizing APIs to perform calculations, convert media, and even help cure cancer.
The API developer’s dream come true, however, can also be a nightmare. Read more
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. Read more