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One of the defining characteristics of an API is that it should be reusable, but that doesn’t say much about the scope of an API, i.e. who the intended consumers are. A popular distinction to make is between private, partner, and public APIs. ...
With a pandemic that has disrupted businesses globally, APIs are being used for new services that are being consumed daily. With that comes the growth of API usage. In this article, we explore several reasons why this is taking...
APIs are languages that allow applications to exchange information. Today, there are many possible technologies that can be used to design and implement APIs. But before settling on one technology, it is also important to decide which API style...
There isn't just one type of API (Application Programming Interface) but actually, there are four main types of APIs: Open APIs, aka Public APIs, are publicly available to developers and other users with minimal restriction. They may require registration,...
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was bored and decided to start a new game on my PS4. I recently bought a few, one of which was God of War. The latest edition of the game is based entirely...
One of our customers made an astute observation: You've created thousands of APIs, but this one is our first. Over the years, we've worked with customers across industries and see how companies and institutions design, build and manage API...
With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is now in full effect with lights on houses, jingles on the radio and relentless commercials reminding us we need to buy gifts for our loved ones. It is during this time...
The (obvious) importance of APIs in this era of modern and powerful web browsers with the rise of smartphones, IoT devices, simplification of protocols along with newer business models cannot be understated. APIs are here to stay, and the...
Recently, a colleague asked me for examples of “Beautiful APIs.” Immediately I gave a tongue in cheek response that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Of course to back this up, I quickly elaborated that an API...
What is API documentation? In order to get prepped for creating API documentation, one must first understand the concept. According to Wikipedia, “API documentation describes what services an API offers and how to use those services, aiming to cover everything...
In the eighth video on APIs and microservices, you learn how the growing trend for APIs is going in the direction of self-service APIs. It’s no surprise that people want their customer experience to be fast and efficient. Who has...
What did it take for Star Entertainment Group in Australia to solve their digital transformation woes? Our video explores the topic of accelerating business growth via APIs in this fourth video. Watch the video to learn all about how...
APIs and healthcare work hand in hand these days. Across the world, APIs are being utilized in the healthcare industry to work at optimum levels and provide patient information and advocacy, as a result, saving you time and money....
Thanks to APIs, the art world has become completely accessible. It’s no longer necessary to take a flight to see the Mona Lisa in Paris at the Louvre or hop a flight to New York to view a Renoir...
The way technology works within the organization needs to change. APIs are a key enabler for this revolution, including using a common API Layer to ground the cloud. While many people think APIs mean moving everything to the cloud,...