Posts Tagged: Internet of Things

What is API Orchestration?

The API space is ever-evolving. As the needs of end-users grow in both complexity and frequency, new software development strategies continue to emerge. When working with APIs, it’s not uncommon to see a network of systems handling a single purpose. In fact, during the modern age of microservice architectures, this has become the design paradigm de jure, with each API operating a small fraction of the much larger machine. Read more

How APIs are Powering the Next Industrial Revolution

When someone says “manufacturing,” people generally think of old, dingy photographs from the 1920s. Employees are hard at work, leveraging machines and tools to churn out products for society. While that’s historically accurate, the factories of today look quite a bit different; people work side by side with machines, using technology to help coordinate manufacturing processes. Read more

7 Protocols Good For Documenting With AsyncAPI

Documentation is arguably the most important part of any API strategy, as it’s often the direct route between developer and user, and a direct conduit through which the developer can inform, educate, and contextualize. Accordingly, finding good options for documenting your API is of prime importance. Read more

How Microservices Could Save Medical IoT

As the growing number of consumer IoT devices make our lives easier, they are collecting vast amounts of useful data. This trend has just started making its way into the fitness and healthcare industries, with devices like smart watches, clothing sensors, and sociometric badges collecting millions of body temperatures, step counts, and heart rates. Read more

Data-Driven Agriculture: Using APIs in Farming

Agriculture is ultimately an ancient science that’s been iterated upon for generations. With each new crop, each new family, and each new culture, we’ve discovered more about optimal farming techniques. Due to this, we generally understand agriculture from a localized perspective – we understand planting seasons, soil types, and other variables within the farming process have profound localized impacts on yield, flavor, quality, and more. Read more