It’s a very easy thing to say that if an API exists, then it’s useful. After all, if a developer creates an API, they must have created it for some purpose. However, what is functional isn’t always useful, and conversely, what is useful isn’t always functional. Read more
Posts By: Kristopher Sandoval
The world of APIs is changing. While the early API landscape was largely dominated by monoliths, or an application which provides all of its services through a giant, singular application, the modern API development architecture has been steadily moving towards microservices. Read more
APIs are as vast and varied as the systems that depend on them; while some systems may handle client data, payments, and collaborative research, other APIs may handle less important data such as social media and image sharing.
Due to the variations in application and usage, APIs face a unique set of considerations and issues arising from their availability that no other system faces – the difference between having an API for public consumption or one intended for internal use, in certain circumstances, can mean the difference between megalithic success and catastrophic failure. Read more
At one point or another, your secure resources will be attacked. This is the unfortunate reality of the modern era, where the skills necessary to invasively crack open a system, network, or API are more commonplace than ever. Millions in resources and potential revenue can be lost in a matter of hours due to poor planning and implementation of a security protocol. Read more
Success and failure are relatively subjective terms — what defines success for one business might be considered a failure for another, and the relative of success in certain areas of performance can change from industry to industry, department to department, and even on a case to case basis. Read more