When a user utilizes a service, that user must first attest they are who they say they are. In most use cases, they must then confirm they can do what they’re trying to do. For many users, this is a relatively non-transparent process, and it might seem to happen magically behind the scenes. Read more
Data may come across as entirely academic at first glance. Massive databases of embedded, interlocking spreadsheets don’t exactly spark inspiration or joy, aside from the most dedicated datafile. That means a large swathe of the population, all but the most seasoned data scientists and visualizers, overlook the power and potential that open data can unleash. Read more
We review Vulcain, a new protocol using HTTP/2 Server Push to create fast and idiomatic client-driven REST APIs.
Developers have been struggling with performance bottlenecks for their web APIs for years. Some web developers were trying to solve the dilemma with asynchronous processing as far as back as 2013. Read more
Good writing makes the world go ’round. Whether it’s geared towards search engines, used within business-to-business copy, or taglines or social media videos, writing is what lets the world know of your existence, as well as what separates you from the seemingly endless sea of competition. Read more
Open banking is an initiative that allows third-party financial services companies to access users’ banking data through the use of APIs. The primary goal of open banking is to put power back into the hands of customers, enabling them to securely use third-party financial products and services that rely on banking data or functionality. Read more
Quality API documentation is unquestionably the lifeblood of the developer experience. Most self-service tools require detailed tutorials, even for simple use. We know developer adoption drives the success of numerous APIs, so why not make their lives as easy as possible? Read more
If you work at an established enterprise, chances are you’ve already heard of Key Performance Indicators or KPIs. These objective metrics offer stakeholders an effective way to measure the success of business initiatives, and now they’re working their way into the world of APIs. Read more