Posts Tagged: lifecycle

5 Benefits of Using Virtualization to Test Your API

Simulated environments are not a foreign concept in web development. Especially for application programming interfaces — APIs — that may need to create a simulation of their service for testing purposes, virtualization is an option that can go beyond your average API explorer or GUI. Read more

Case Study: The PlanMill ERP API Saga

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

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

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