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Collaborator’s New API Feature – Part 1

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This is part one of the technical series about Collaborator’s new API feature. Collaborator has a brand new API, and I wanted to see what I could do with it. But what would be useful? What benefit would this have, other than being a learning experience for me? A couple … [Read more...]

Talking About Microservices: Recap of API Craft Boston

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A few weeks ago, SmartBear hosted API Craft Boston with the folks from Akana, Ian Goldsmith and Laura Heritage, to talk about microservices. It was an extremely informative presentation of where microservices came from, what it solves, and considerations around how it might … [Read more...]

Protocols, Security, and The IoT

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Security was top of mind on IoT Day in Boston last week. Industry experts and over 75 guests debated the value around IoT protocols, security, and theory in the upcoming IoT economy. Moderated by Andy Thurai of IBM, panelists included Michael Campbell of MachineShop, Joe … [Read more...]

Twitter Vs. The API Economy

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Last week, social media giant Twitter announced that it would be suspending access to its “firehose” data feed API, a blow for companies such as Datasift using the raw information of all posted statuses for data mining, analytics, and insights. In some sense, controversy … [Read more...]

How does Amazon Dash prove the API economy?

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When APIs are present in every corner of your home, computers begin to look a bit passe. It's an obvious progression, right? Amazon now ships certain subscription items like laundry detergent, lotion, breakfast bars, and other replenishables with a cute little plastic … [Read more...]

WebRTC and Its Impact on Testing

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Web Real Time Communications (WebRTC) is changing the way we have traditionally communicated and collaborated. To be specific, the technology allows developers to embed voice, data, instant messaging, and video into web browsers, thereby providing easier and far efficient … [Read more...]

Patterns of API Virtualization

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When Christopher Alexander wrote A Pattern Language in 1977, he was looking for a more powerful way to describe how towns and buildings were laid out. These patterns would allow architects, builders and planners to work together, to use the same words, mean the same thing, … [Read more...]

Is Continuous Security Part of Tinder’s API Strategy?

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Have we completely forgotten that some doors need locks…that work? With companies like Apple, Tinder, and SnapChat releasing APIs that have significant security concerns, it makes you wonder what, if any, process do app and service providers have to make sure they’re safe … [Read more...]

Performance Issue Considerations for Microservices APIs

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It isn’t possible to create any sort of application that doesn’t experience performance issues at some point. Performance actually takes in a lot of territory, but most developers worry about reliability and speed the most. An application that works fast, but doesn’t perform … [Read more...]

HTML6 & APIs as Natural Friends

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As if HTML5 isn't new enough to many web developers, people thinking ahead to HTML6 are including native support for APIs as a first-class citizen to the in-browser application experience. Reported by SDTimes today, this is very exciting news for web application developers … [Read more...]