Posts Tagged: strategy

From API Doing to API Thinking In a Major Bank

From API Doing to API Thinking in a Major Bank

In any sizable organization, it’s hard to feel like you can make a difference with just your tech skills. There’s no surprise that software engineer Flavia Sequeira felt exactly that when she joined ING — the multinational banking firm with over 50,000 employees — in 2013. Read more

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Using A Schema-First Design As Your Single Source of Truth

One of the hardest parts of developing a product is the coordination of so many teams and moving parts. Ensuring that everyone is moving in the same direction, towards the same goal, and in a way that is complimentary is the single most important – but also the single hardest – element of any collaborative project. Read more

The Ups and Downs of Creating An API Company

Matthew Broderick once quipped in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off that “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Sure, he wasn’t talking about API companies but he might as well have been. Read more

How to Value Your Data When Providing an API

API providers are continually breaking new ground in securely providing valuable data to the applications that have become essential to the way we live our lives: The manner in which we can conduct so much confidential personal activity at arm’s length from the organizations we do business with, powered by APIs, would have been considered impossible even 15 years ago. Read more

Continuous Versioning Strategy for Internal APIs

Recently, there has been debate over what the best practices are for versioning an API. Many public web APIs are retired as new versions replace them, but if you were to ask Roy Fielding, creator of REST, he may tell you not to version your API at all. Read more