Described as “the glue holding the Internet together,” the API economy is an exciting new ecosystem of API providers, API-related tooling, and app developers. Top executives now look to make APIs a key component of their digital strategy.

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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 heads recently, specifically regarding the and Cambridge Analytica debacle. As reported by all major news outlets, the story goes that Cambridge Analytica harvested data through a quiz app that to the personal information from friends of…

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Is GraphQL Moving Toward Ubiquity?

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8 Ways That Plugging Into APIs Helps Business

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Creating a Microservices Framework at CIBC: A Case Study

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The Ultimate Guide to Pricing Your API

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