Posts Tagged: ux

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

How to Provide APIs With an Existing Information System

In a previous article we encouraged every company to join the digital revolution and provide APIs. But when faced with an existing Information System (IS), the steps toward exposing a business process with an API become far more intricate. An IS may be bloated with pre-existing organizational processes and data structures, which, if exposed directly, can make for a very poor user experience, and possibly a complete deadlock. Read more

Writing Microservices in Go

In Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, the heroic archetype Frederick Henry stated of martinis, ”I had never tasted anything so cool and clean. They made me feel civilized.” The days of Hemingway might have been absent of APIs and coding languages, but had he been around in the modern era, he would have probably said the same of Go, the unique, refreshing, future-friendly language taking the API world by storm. Read more

Functional vs. Useful: What Makes a Useful API?

It’s a very easy thing to say that if an API exists, then it’s useful. After all, if a developer creates an API, they must have created it for some purpose. However, what is functional isn’t always useful, and conversely, what is useful isn’t always functional. Read more