Posts Tagged: CIA

How to Safely Throttle High Traffic APIs

Too much traffic can be a dangerous thing. To many application developers, this seems like a good problem to have – traffic is exactly what you want for your service, so accordingly, the more the better. The simple truth is, however, that too much of a good thing can be very dangerous – and in the API space, this can have dramatic effects. Read more

6 Techniques for 99.999% Uptime

A system is only useful if it can be used. If a system can’t be accessed, it might as well not exist. As far as APIs are concerned, this principle of availability is referred to as uptime.

Uptime is the state of a server or service, and the reliability thereof. Read more

Stemming the Flood – How to Rate Limit an API

If an API is implemented correctly, the number of users utilizing a service can be staggering. Millions of users and devices connect to the internet every day, utilizing APIs to perform calculations, convert media, and even help cure cancer.

The API developer’s dream come true, however, can also be a nightmare. Read more

Fostering an Internal Culture of Security

API security is a common subject, and for a good reason — as the average user becomes more adept at utilizing more powerful systems than ever before to complete incredible tasks, the old methods of secure communication become less secure. What was once considered the crème de la crème of IT and API security has become tomorrow’s vulnerability. Read more