Posts Tagged: api

Understanding Idempotency and Safety in API Design

What does it mean in programming to be idempotent? Today, we’re going to look at the concepts of idempotence and safety, and identify what makes them so very important in the context of web API design.

We’ll compare idempotence and safety to see how they’re different, and discover why this division is important. Read more

From Inception to RFC – The SCIM Story

Eight years is a long time in any business, but that’s perhaps nowhere more true than the tech space. Indulge us for a moment, and let’s think back to 2010…

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How A Leaky API Can Kill Your Business

With API breaches emerging by the week, testing is more crucial than ever

There’s a tendency to believe that if something is working, it’s fine. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The problem with this is that, particularly when it comes to APIs, it isn’t always easy to spot whether or not something is broken. Read more

How To Treat Your API as a Product

What Does “API as a Product” Mean?

Though we tend to think of APIs in a very technical way, they are increasingly combined within the context of business offerings and values. Accordingly, many are recontextualizing things to treat APIs more like products. Read more