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
Posts Tagged: lifecycle
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.
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
The development of an API is a cycle of never-ending choices — whether those choices be the specific architecture and design of the API or the long-term needs of your users, the development lifecycle holds a multitude of possible options for the aspiring developer. Read more
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