Posts Tagged: Design

Top Specification Formats for REST APIs

Documentation will set you free. Whether your API is for internal, private use, or for extensive public interaction, proper documentation can make or break an API. It’s not just a tool for developers, either — proper API documentation can drive API adoption more than any other tool within the API provider’s grasp. Read more

How to Provide APIs With an Existing Information System

In a previous article we encouraged every company to join the digital revolution and provide APIs. But when faced with an existing Information System (IS), the steps toward exposing a business process with an API become far more intricate. An IS may be bloated with pre-existing organizational processes and data structures, which, if exposed directly, can make for a very poor user experience, and possibly a complete deadlock. Read more

Zero Day Flash Exploits, Versioning, and the API Space

 

This month, a day-zero Flash exploit was disclosed, exposing potentially millions of users’ data. After an emergency patch was rushed out, two more exploits were quickly discovered, leading to a vocal demand for an end-of-life date for Flash. Read more

Balancing Complexity and Simplicity in API Design

The products that excite us today are simple.

Take Apple’s sleek product designs, the negative space of the Google search page, or the single function apps we use on a daily basis.

The idea of erasing clutter permeates into the discussion surrounding APIs or application programming interfaces as well. Read more

eBook Released: The API Lifecycle

We are very excited to announce the release of our fourth eBook: “The API Lifecycle.” Visit our new dedicated eBooks page today to grab your FREE copy.

Introducing a FREE eBook for download: The API Lifecycle

 

The API Lifecycle presents an agile process for managing the life of a web API – the secret sauce to help establish quality standards for all API and microservice providers.  Read more