When web APIs first began appearing everywhere, they were mere supplemental technologies. Has anyone else noticed that they have now become standalone products?
APIs have merged into nearly all spheres of life, not to mention eCommerce. Without APIs, there wouldn’t be online retailing as we know it today. Read more
The API economy has ushered in a new era of application integration, causing a sea change across enterprise IT and application providers alike. APIs are providing access to data securely across firewalls, enabling new business models and offering a platform that supports the development of new digital products. Read more
In our post on ChatOps bot frameworks we discussed Hubot and how this widely forked project is a readily extensible mechanism for creating your own ChatOps bots. In this post we take a look at building such an extension in the form of a Hubot to help administer the Amazon API Gateway. Read more
Have you noticed that your API sometimes feels a bit misunderstood, seen as a sideline or a purely technical solution?
This might happen because you put your API to do menial work with no real business strategy. It may also be because the API documentation is not pretty, correct, or understandable. Read more
APIs can expedite old business architecture — but for some organizations it may be a difficult process. Masking a 10+ year old ERP system with a clean interface is no easy task.
Tuning into design lessons learned throughout research, development, and implementation stages, in this post we study a case that epitomizes the mullet in the back philosophy. Read more