Posts Tagged: Google

Writing Microservices in Go

In Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, the heroic archetype Frederick Henry stated of martinis, ”I had never tasted anything so cool and clean. They made me feel civilized.” The days of Hemingway might have been absent of APIs and coding languages, but had he been around in the modern era, he would have probably said the same of Go, the unique, refreshing, future-friendly language taking the API world by storm. Read more

API Lifecycle Retirement Stage: A History of Major Public API Retirements

Old age comes, and retirement is a part of life. It’s no different in the API world. The retirement of the Netflix, Google Earth, and ESPN APIs are examples of some recent large public API deprecations. Every major API retirement tends to spawn worry within the developer community; are public APIs doomed? Read more

3 Ways APIs Create Value and 5 Acquisitions that Prove it

Google buys Songza; Spotify nabs The Echo Nest; Facebook purchases Moves; Path gets TalkTo; and Edelman takes over Deportivo. What do these acquisitions have in common? APIs! In each of these buyouts, APIs played a central part in influencing the acquisition decision. Read more