API Taxonomy Explained: The Many Types of APIs

Thomas Bush

While no two APIs are exactly the same, they do tend to share a lot of characteristics, from design features to data formats. Looking closely at these traits allows us to identify distinct types of APIs, which we can use to set clear expectations, discuss what does (and doesn’t) work, and stick to relevant best practices. Read more

The 6 Best Real Estate APIs

J. Simpson

Real estate is a quickly changing industry. It depends on up-to-date data more so than nearly any other vertical, apart from maybe finance. As properties are sold, listings vanish in the blink of an eye. If a real estate agent or app has too many dead listings, customers will quickly grow impatient and move along. Read more

Review of Postwoman

Kristopher Sandoval

We review the open-source Postwoman project; a lean API request builder

API testing is of prime importance – few would underappreciate this step of the development process. As such, the availability of tools for testing, refining, and development is wide and ever-changing. Read more

Hiding and Securing Your API Keys

Kristopher Sandoval

API keys are both incredibly powerful and extremely vulnerable. API key exposure can result in significant damage, both to a company and to the data it holds. As such, hiding and securing keys (as well as mitigating potential loss) is critical for any security plan in the modern API space. Read more

Tips for Starting a Partner Developer Program

Thomas Bush

Partner programs are hotter than ever in the tech space. By collaborating with third-party service providers, development houses, and individual app developers, you can build powerful, mutually beneficial relationships. Whether you’re looking to develop new revenue streams or increase the value provided by your core offering, a partner program is seriously worth considering. Read more