The Importance of APIs for Payment Platforms

APIs have transformed the way we purchase, and now they are poised to completely change our payment experience. Customers increasingly demand secure, interconnected, and intelligent digital payment services. Across the whole range of the payment space the most forward-looking companies embrace an API-first approach in their product development. Read more

Data-Driven Agriculture: Using APIs in Farming

Agriculture is ultimately an ancient science that’s been iterated upon for generations. With each new crop, each new family, and each new culture, we’ve discovered more about optimal farming techniques. Due to this, we generally understand agriculture from a localized perspective – we understand planting seasons, soil types, and other variables within the farming process have profound localized impacts on yield, flavor, quality, and more. Read more

Making Fast APIs: Lessons Learned From 40 Years of SQL

SQL is old — about 40 years old, in fact. In the tech world, where a new framework or language pops up seemingly every day, 40 years feels downright archaic. Why is such an old language relevant to building APIs in 2018? Read more

Tooling Review: Swagger Inspector

Testing is often considered to be a secondary consideration at the end of the development lifecycle. The common thought is that APIs are tested after they are built, and that any issues found should be addressed during these later stages. While this is certainly a method that can deliver a finished product, utilizing testing in such a manner is missing some major benefits of earlier testing. Read more

REST State Machine Revisited

In the months after the publication of Designing a True REST State Machine and the talk it was based on, there has been quite a bit of discussion and the questions posed should be addressed. While each could be responded to individually, perhaps they might be better served by writing everything up in a blog post. Read more