What is the Richardson Maturity Model?

While most developers are aware of Roy Fielding and REST, fewer may be aware of the Richardson Maturity Model. Though the Richardson Maturity Model is often considered more esoteric in comparison to its more famous compatriots, it can serve as a goalpost to achieving truly complete and useful APIs. Read more

Learning From The Cambridge Analytica Incident

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably have read a lot about data privacy in the headlines recently, specifically regarding the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica debacle. As reported by all major news outlets, the story goes that Cambridge Analytica harvested Facebook data through a quiz app that took the personal information from friends of users without knowledge or consent; an estimated 50 million Facebook accounts. Read more

Open Banking Amplifies the Need For Definition Driven APIs

In today’s global economy, it’s no secret that consumer power is growing. Organizations all over the world are rethinking their digital strategies to maximize their customer focus and engagement. In fact, customer engagement is the catalyst that jumpstarts digital transformation, mobile first, and other strategic initiatives that aim to bring legacy systems into the modern digital age. Read more

Methods To Communicate API Change Effectively

The API industry thrives on change. As the needs of the consumer grows, so too do the demands on the API provider. Accordingly, providers are faced with the growing prospect of constant technological evolution.

While this cycle of change is largely a positive one, it does bring with it some unique challenges; one such challenge is that of communicating change to your developer users. Read more