While no two APIs are exactly the same, they do tend to share a lot of characteristics, from design features to data formats. Looking closely at these traits allows us to identify distinct types of APIs, which we can use to set clear expectations, discuss what does (and doesn’t) work, and stick to relevant best practices. Read more
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The software world has moved in many ways towards the idea of modularity rather than the archetypal monolith — services and systems are continually developed in chunks rather than as a single system. This has spilled over into many aspects of the API space, and represents a powerful opportunity for developers to not only simplify the development cycle, but to leverage modularity to make their own offerings more powerful. Read more
New public APIs hit the market all the time. Behind these APIs sit a myriad of different providers; individual developers, startups and established businesses who have all concluded that they need a public API program in order to better serve their audience. Read more
The modern development landscape has changed from when APIs were first being developed. Gone are the days where developers could “develop and forget”, releasing APIs, systems, or applications to the public for consumption and use.
Today, there isn’t really such a thing as a release in the common parlance of yesteryear. Read more
Instagram, the largest photo-only distribution social network, has exploded in usage. With 60 million photos uploaded every day, the app is now cemented as a major social entity.
Third party apps which tied into Instagram were a critical part of originally growing the platform. Read more