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
APIs offer plenty of opportunities for direct revenue generation. With that said, the APIs-as-products philosophy can have us looking to monetize at every step, ignoring the many indirect benefits of an API-first architecture. Today, we’re hoping to curb that mentality by diving deep into five indirect benefits of building APIs, aside from straight revenue! Read more
In the 2019 State of API report, surprisingly, only 37% of API providers viewed documentation as a top priority. When API consumers were asked to vote on the most important characteristic of an API, 60% earmarked “ease-of-use” as their primary desire when integrating, with documentation trailing in 3rd place. Read more
Maersk is a multi-billion dollar Danish giant that specializes in container logistics. The company has previously experimented with building its own APIs for both internal and external purposes, but — as we’ll see — has faced a fair few issues.
In this article, we’ll look at Maersk’s API and digital transformation journey, and discover why the company is now focusing significant efforts on web APIs and smart API management tactics. Read more
Insights from the recent API Monitoring LiveCast
API owners know all too well the ugly reality of outages, the disconnect between API documentation and production endpoints, and the struggle to keep high uptime for their services. To keep these platforms maintained, the need for better monitoring and testing is a shared concern across the industry. Read more
The chances are good that there’s an app or service you currently use because it makes your life easier. It’s not perfect, and there are plenty of things you can think of that would improve it, but it helps you enough that you’re willing to overlook its imperfections. Read more
What with the rapid growth of the API economy, more sensitive data is shared through APIs than ever before. As a natural consequence of this, there are severe stakes around API security, and they’re only rising.
While it’s easy to overlook the importance of security in a brand-new API — especially if that API is only used internally or by selected partners — you ought to secure all APIs early-on. Read more
SPD Group compares Microsoft, Amazon, and Google Cloud APIs to help determine which machine learning API is best for your project.
Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects are complex and multifaceted. If you’re building in these environments, APIs are a tool you simply can’t do without. Read more