APIs are complex webs of interconnected applications, interfaces, frontends, and backends. Making sense of these systems is not always easy to do. When so much of the data coming into a system is from external sources that run the gamut from trusted to untrusted, known to unknown, the easiest way to classify that data is to classify it by the source origin – that is, to not talk about the nature of the data, but rather the nature of that which sent the data. Read more
Posts Tagged: API development
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
Without a doubt, Application Programming Interfaces or APIs play a very important role in communication and data exchange between servers and services. From computers to smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT), applications talk and exchange info via APIs. Almost every day we use or interact with an API service, and many sites use a custom API to scale up their website. Read more
Python is a highly-capable language, primed to handle the rigors of API development. Popularized by major companies and smaller development teams, Python is applauded for its user-friendliness. However, Python owes much of that usability to various development platforms.
We always appreciate when developer communities collaborate to build smarter tools, and luckily, a plethora of open-source frameworks have burst onto the scene and matured. Read more
Building an API is like an orchestra: it takes a lot of instruments playing together and in-tune to get the right sound. If just one of those instruments is out of tune — or worse: missing completely — the end result is never quite what you had hoped for. Read more