Posts Tagged: app

5 Powerful Alternatives to Google Maps API

Google Maps is a favorite for its geolocation services worldwide. Their expansive database of geographical features, small businesses, and street images across the globe are hard to beat — and that’s why the Google Maps API has for years been the go-to choice for developers. Read more

Interview With GraphQL Co-Creator Lee Byron

We recently sat down with GraphQL co-creator Lee Byron to learn about the history and future of GraphQL. Hope you enjoy!

The Origins and Future of GraphQL

Ten years ago Lee Byron was a graphics engineer designing interactive news graphics at the New York Times when a friend approached him to join a small social media startup based in San Francisco, California. Read more

Continuous Versioning Strategy for Internal APIs

Recently, there has been debate over what the best practices are for versioning an API. Many public web APIs are retired as new versions replace them, but if you were to ask Roy Fielding, creator of REST, he may tell you not to version your API at all. Read more

Review of Approov for Mobile API Security

Unfortunately, the reality of mobile apps is that at some point, someone is going to try to do something they’re not allowed to. Whether this is through brute-forcing keys, spoofing identities, or simply issuing distributed attacks across the application’s server dependencies, the threat to public-facing APIs in the mobile space is real, dangerous, and often inefficiently mitigated. Read more

Don’t Underutilize These 5 Amazing HTTP Performance Features

Don’t Underutilize These 5 Amazing HTTP Performance Features

So, you’ve published a web API? Well done! You’re serving it over HTTP(S), right? Most developers see no reason to distrust the protocol that’s been holding the web together for almost 30 years. HTTP is very performant, scalable and reliable – in fact, it has multiple nifty performance features to make sure developers can make the most out of the applications built upon it. Read more