Posts Tagged: APIs

API Taxonomy Explained: The Many Types of APIs

While no two APIs are exactly the same, they do tend to share a lot of characteristics, from design features to data formats. Looking closely at these traits allows us to identify distinct types of APIs, which we can use to set clear expectations, discuss what does (and doesn’t) work, and stick to relevant best practices. Read more

The 6 Best Real Estate APIs

Real estate is a quickly changing industry. It depends on up-to-date data more so than nearly any other vertical, apart from maybe finance. As properties are sold, listings vanish in the blink of an eye. If a real estate agent or app has too many dead listings, customers will quickly grow impatient and move along. Read more

Hiding and Securing Your API Keys

API keys are both incredibly powerful and extremely vulnerable. API key exposure can result in significant damage, both to a company and to the data it holds. As such, hiding and securing keys (as well as mitigating potential loss) is critical for any security plan in the modern API space. Read more

13 Frameworks for Building APIs in Elixir

Elixir is, at its heart, a language based upon the idea of extensible design – it’s no surprise, then, that there’s a bevy of additional frameworks designed to provide more extensibility, more capability, and more efficiency. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of those frameworks, and look at what they do. Read more