Posts By: Kristopher Sandoval

Using API Analytics to Empower the Platform

API metrics are perhaps the single most important factor in improving any API system. Metrics are inherently valuable – tracking data on API usage, availability, uptime, and other insights is pivotal to keeping a consistently healthy platform. That being said, it’s an unfortunate truth that many developers do not leverage API analytics to their full power, simply preferring to consider metrics a business tool, and little else. Read more

Designing API Usage Guidelines For Bot Clients

In the spring of 2017, Twitter published a series of guidelines for automated API users utilizing bots. These guidelines were created to help control the intent, actions, and result of bots on the service. Accordingly, there was some discussion about just what these guidelines did and didn’t do, and how valuable such a set of guidelines were. Read more

How to Optimize the API Response Package

If there’s anything that has the most “bang for the buck” in the IT world, it’s optimization. Optimization, or the process of simplifying, offloading, or otherwise reducing the processing demand of an entity, can have significant benefits to almost any system, and when done properly, can take even the most monolithic system into the realm of high efficiency and extreme usability. Read more

Insights From the Stack Overflow 2017 Developer Survey

It’s easy to become enveloped in “paradigm-shifting” technical dogma, to the point that API providers overlook personal qualities of the developers that consumer APIs and the end consumers affected by their implementations.

Thankfully, there is an “out”, so to speak, for this kind of behavior. Read more

7 Frameworks To Build A REST API In Go

Go Golang!

We’ve previously talked about Go – it’s a very powerful, efficient, and lean language that powers both enterprise and small group applications. While Go itself is very powerful, as with any language, additional functionality is often desired, or outright required. Read more