Posts Tagged: changes

Methods To Communicate API Change Effectively

The API industry thrives on change. As the needs of the consumer grows, so too do the demands on the API provider. Accordingly, providers are faced with the growing prospect of constant technological evolution.

While this cycle of change is largely a positive one, it does bring with it some unique challenges; one such challenge is that of communicating change to your developer users. Read more

Stop Polling and Consider Using REST Hooks

Web APIs have been around for a long time now. While that means there’s a lot of great tools from a lot of amazing developers, it also means that, as a community, the API space has held on to some practices for a long time — some would argue too long in many cases. Read more

Instagram API and the Transient Nature of Public Social APIs

Instagram, the largest photo-only distribution social network, has exploded in usage. With 60 million photos uploaded every day, the app is now cemented as a major social entity.

Third party apps which tied into Instagram were a critical part of originally growing the platform. Read more