Speaker Interview: Tomas Prochazka, Tink

We feature Tomas Prochazka of Tink, a speaker at the upcoming 2018 Platform Summit.

Tomas Prochazka is Head of Product at Tink, a Swedish FinTech company that is democratizing the access to financial data for both retail banks and smaller companies as part of a global open banking movement. Read more

Interview With GraphQL Co-Creator Lee Byron

We recently sat down with GraphQL co-creator Lee Byron to learn about the history and future of GraphQL. Hope you enjoy!

The Origins and Future of GraphQL

Ten years ago Lee Byron was a graphics engineer designing interactive news graphics at the New York Times when a friend approached him to join a small social media startup based in San Francisco, California. Read more

Who Invented the API?

What is an API? Who was the first to use one? Did anyone “invent” the API as we know it? These questions are foundational to computer programming and fundamental to the tech industry as a whole. While they are high-level, they certainly have some important legal implications as well, as we’ve seen in recent events. Read more

How Banks Are Becoming Uberized

You’ve probably heard the “banks are becoming tech companies” sentiment. It’s an idea that’s been around for years, and it captures what seems like an evolution in the way we consume and use everything from food to money. As consumers, we want options at our fingertips, and perhaps it’s this forcing banks across the world to open up their services with APIs and microservices, and ultimately turning them into tech companies. Read more

Understanding Idempotency and Safety in API Design

What does it mean in programming to be idempotent? Today, we’re going to look at the concepts of idempotence and safety, and identify what makes them so very important in the context of web API design.

We’ll compare idempotence and safety to see how they’re different, and discover why this division is important. Read more