Posts Tagged: APIs

3 Strategies For Developing Microservices

In our first Microservice Showdown, we addressed the architectural design choices behind the most popular APIs — we covered the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each, and we discussed exactly why making such a choice matters. In this article, the second part of the Microservice Showdown series, we’ll be tackling a more complex topic — the overall development approach. Read more

Should Every Company Consider Providing an API?

For many companies, providing an API is seen as an IT matter exclusive to internet giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google, startups like Algolia, Wit.ai and Context.io, or for government agencies to open data to the public. But are APIs really limited in that way? Read more

Top 5 Development Tips for a Killer API

The world is marching toward a more connected and intricate world than ever before. The binding agent of web applications, services and systems — the API — is becoming more commonplace and widely used. As API ubiquity increases, developing APIs with both the end user experience (UX) and the developer experience (DX) in mind is now more important than ever. Read more

The State of IoT Information Design: Why Every IoT Device Needs an API

Our physical and digital worlds are colliding. A new web epoch approaches — an era called the Internet of Things (IoT). In this realm, home devices, city sensors, smart cars, wearables, and every other device we use is connected to the Internet. Read more

APIs Are Evolving The B2B Landscape

Phone, fax, and email. Archaic methods of communication are still the bane of corporate partnership exchanges. 700,000 fax machines were purchased between 2011 & 2012, and to this day, practitioners in healthcare and law adamantly believe fax to be the most “protected” form for sending documents. Read more