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The API Copyright Debate Surfaces Again

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It all started back in May 2014, when a federal appeals court made a ruling that sparked outrage and controversy in the software industry. Their decision was theoretically a final step in the long-standing lawsuit between Google and Oracle, where Oracle claims that Android … [Read more...]

D-Factor: How Strong is your Data Contract?

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REST APIs, and APIs in general, converse in structured data.  APIs will vary in the degree and type of structure, the format, and the intended use.  But they also vary greatly in how the expectations around that data are specified. As a client developer, I need to know … [Read more...]

Security Lessons Courtesy of Snapchat

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Some apps are there to teach the rest of us the painful lessons of doing it wrong—Snapchat is one of them.   https://storify.com/SmartBearSalmon/security-lessons-courtesy-of-snapchat … [Read more...]

API Security Testing: Think Like a Bad Guy

You want to check an API to ensure that it’s secure, but just how do you think like a bad guy intent on breaking your API and potentially into your site? Performing the right sorts of API security testing is essential. Every day it seems like you see another security … [Read more...]

API Strategy & Practice: The World is Ready for Ready! API

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending API Strategy & Practice. The conference offered great content with heavy-hitting speakers and some great technical sessions, but most notably for me I was excited to formally announce Ready! API to the world.  For those not … [Read more...]

Avoid a DDoS Attack with API Testing

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Earlier this year I gave a talk to a great audience in Denver at a GlueCon conference.  The topic was on preventing malicious hacking attacks on your APIs.  While the talk mainly focused on scenarios where people actively trying to get unauthorized information from your API … [Read more...]

API Craft Detroit 2014: Hypermedia Rising

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I had the honor to be one of the attendees at the first annual API Craft Detroit conference last year, which was so successful that it spawned abunch of API Meetups around the globe (I regularly attend API Craft Boston, which is a roving band of API lovers who tough out the … [Read more...]

The API Copyright Debate Rages On

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It's been two weeks since we hosted our live, online debate around the impact that the ongoing Oracle v. Google case will have on the software industry - specifically in the of API and mobile world. Along with having a lot of fun, we had two main goals in hosting this … [Read more...]

API Copyrightability – A Technical and Legal Debate

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A few weeks ago you may have noticed the increased buzz around the appellate court's reversal in the years-long Oracle v. Google case. And while this all may seem like a bit of rubbish stirred up by industry publications simply looking to squeeze some big names into their … [Read more...]

The API Revolution [Infographic]

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Tim O'Reilly called it Web 2.0. Niclas Reimertz has dubbed it the Golden Age. Most recently, technologists like to refer to it as the Internet of Things. Regardless of the semantics, it's clear that that we're in the midst of a massive advancement in the way we all interact … [Read more...]