We compare some web APIs that add weather data into your app
If your application has anything to do with leaving the house, there’s a good chance that weather data is one piece of the development puzzle. While there are quite a few choices out there for weather APIs, it’s difficult to find the features you need at a price that works for you… even if that price is zero! Read more
As consumer expectations ramp up, API performance has never been more important than it is today. It’s a well-known statistic that 53% of web users will abandon a web page if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.
These expectations don’t necessarily line up with the technical requirements of an API. Read more
Nowadays, you can find web APIs everywhere you look, and developers create more of them each day. On the one hand, that’s a good thing: it shows we’re living in an age of interoperability. On the other hand, the shift towards heavily API-based platforms brings with it severe technical overhead. Read more
A global company shares its ingredients for a holistic API
When businesses decide that they want to become an “API-first company,” the first big step is to create an “API-first strategy.” That involves big discussions around the architectural and technical aspects of building a scalable, reliable, and lightweight API. Read more
Transactional emails are messages sent in response to various triggers, like user signups, password resets, and other app-specific events. You can send transactional emails through your own servers using a protocol called SMTP — that’s Simple Mail Transfer Protocol — but it’s a lot more nuanced than it sounds. Read more