Posts Tagged: sandoval

Privacy Laws and International Data Exchange: Comparing EU and US Standards

In the data world, every second, millions of lines of data are transferred containing personally identifiable information, passwords, profile contents, and authorization systems. These lines of data are collectively protected by a variety of laws, each interlocking to form a network of often confusing and contradictory limitations and protections. Read more

Your API is Vulnerable if These 4 Risks Aren’t Mitigated

It’s an unfortunate reality that if a system faces the publicly-served internet, chances are it will be attacked at some point within its lifecycle. This is simply a matter of statistics — given the number of users utilizing APIs, the Internet of Things, and the dynamic World Wide Web, an attack is statistically more likely than unlikely. Read more

Top Specification Formats for REST APIs

Documentation will set you free. Whether your API is for internal, private use, or for extensive public interaction, proper documentation can make or break an API. It’s not just a tool for developers, either — proper API documentation can drive API adoption more than any other tool within the API provider’s grasp. Read more

Docker Containers and APIs: A Brief Overview

One of the major issues universally faced in API development is the management, packaging, and distribution of dependencies. The dependency set required by an API might make it extensible, wonderful to use, and extremely powerful. However, if hard to manage, dependencies could spell adoption limbo. Read more

Using Spark to Create APIs in Scala

In our previous piece, we discussed the strengths of the Java Language within the Spark framework, highlighting the ways Java Spark increases simplicity, encourages good design, and allows for ease of development.

In this piece we continue our coverage on Spark, a micro framework great for defining and dispatching routes to functions that handle requests made to your web API’s endpoints. Read more