Posts Tagged: Public API

Architecting The People Platform

How does Conway’s Law impact the way we build effective internal communication within API-first companies?

When we write about web APIs, we inevitably focus on one of two things: The technicalities of building the application itself, or the target market and user base that consumes the API. Read more

Review of Approov for Mobile API Security

Unfortunately, the reality of mobile apps is that at some point, someone is going to try to do something they’re not allowed to. Whether this is through brute-forcing keys, spoofing identities, or simply issuing distributed attacks across the application’s server dependencies, the threat to public-facing APIs in the mobile space is real, dangerous, and often inefficiently mitigated. Read more

10 GraphQL Consoles in Action

Most web API providers probably already know about GraphQL by now. It’s the API query modeling language making waves throughout the API industry, allowing developer users to interact with a web API in an arguably cleaner method. The industry is still divided, though. Read more

Lean and Mean Open Data Machines

Open data folks could have a lot to learn from the API community, and vice-versa is true too. As the open data field is about exposing information, there is much overlap between open data and APIs or Application Programming Interfaces, which expose an application’s data or functionalities for third party integration. Read more

Should Every Company Consider Providing an API?

For many companies, providing an API is seen as an IT matter exclusive to internet giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google, startups like Algolia, and, or for government agencies to open data to the public. But are APIs really limited in that way? Read more