An API works as an intermediary between two apps that allows them to communicate with each other. Most companies have built APIs, which stands for application programming interfaces, using different tools for either themselves or their customers.
Perhaps the most crucial and time-consuming part of building APIs is manual testing and debugging. Read more
Every developer hopes for huge user bases populated by large amounts of monthly users. People using an application to its potential in the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, is a dream come true. Unfortunately for API services, with a greater deal of exposure comes a marked increase in vulnerability. Read more
Whether you’re a startup developing your first API or an established player in the API economy, the truth is becoming steadily more apparent; providing quality API documentation is vital to the success of an API initiative. API documentation is an important part of the product offering, delivering affordances to the developer community to help them understand exactly what an API offers and how to use it. Read more
Benjamin Franklin once famously said “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. For the software developer, the saying should be amended to read “except death and taxes — and software bugs.”
It’s an unfortunate fact that the very nature of software development, especially in the collaborative environments popular amongst coders and companies today, makes software bugs inevitable. Read more
It’s no surprise that the growth of the API economy has been accompanied by a proliferation of API management solutions as software vendors endeavor to tap into the needs of a wave of new API providers hitting the market. API management means different things to different people (as we recently discussed), and there are a myriad of commercial solutions available in the market with a host of different capabilities covering basic API management to full API lifecycle capabilities. Read more