Posts Tagged: data

Using API Analytics to Empower the Platform

API metrics are perhaps the single most important factor in improving any API system. Metrics are inherently valuable – tracking data on API usage, availability, uptime, and other insights is pivotal to keeping a consistently healthy platform. That being said, it’s an unfortunate truth that many developers do not leverage API analytics to their full power, simply preferring to consider metrics a business tool, and little else. Read more

How to Optimize the API Response Package

If there’s anything that has the most “bang for the buck” in the IT world, it’s optimization. Optimization, or the process of simplifying, offloading, or otherwise reducing the processing demand of an entity, can have significant benefits to almost any system, and when done properly, can take even the most monolithic system into the realm of high efficiency and extreme usability. Read more

11+ Killer Open Data Sources and Free Visualization Tools

Data makes the world go round. The ability to pull, store, cleanse, train, move, mash, and extract data can mean success to a company. Those that can identify correlations and more importantly causations are steps above the rest. Compound this with ever increasing processing speeds, and analytics become even more accessible. Read more

Best Practices for API Error Handling

Best Practices for API Error Handling

Error codes are almost the last thing that you want to see in an API response. Generally speaking, it means one of two things — something was so wrong in your request or your handling that the API simply couldn’t parse the passed data, or the API itself has so many problems that even the most well-formed request is going to fail. Read more

The Role of APIs in Genomics

When some people think of APIs, they think of things like marketing automation or maybe powering a smart home. In other words, it’s very easy to associate APIs with frivolity or, to put it less harshly, simply making things more convenient. Read more