APIs — that is, Application Programming Interfaces — play a bigger role in today’s economy than ever before. They allow us to share important data and expose practical business functionality between devices, applications, and individuals. And although we may not notice them, APIs really are everywhere, powering our lives from behind the scenes. Read more
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Telegram is a popular instant messaging service that prides itself on security. It has all of the features you would expect from a modern chat platform, including chatbots: software-based agents that you can program to read and respond to other users’ messages. Read more
curl is exceedingly powerful – unfortunately, much of this power is somewhat hidden in the purposeful non-verbosity and the underlying complexity of its numerous flags, configurations, and options. Once understood, curl boasts a wide range of powerful options. Today, we’re going to cover some of these options and discuss the hidden power behind one of the most popular and beloved open-source projects. Read more
Let’s face it; the current approach to building APIs is busy. We want to deploy everywhere, scale quickly, and automate as much as we can. No doubt, this presents some new challenges. In particular, how are we supposed to build against APIs that are incomplete or unstable? Read more
API consultant Leah Tucker shares her ideas on designing APIs with the human experience in mind.