Barcelona Speaks Out on APIs, IoT, Hypermedia and More! [Video]

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APIdays Mediterranean in Barcelona Spain May 6-7 was far from just another conference. It was a unique experience to have so many talented, passionate, and dedicated professionals all in one place collaborating on APIs, microservices, and hypermedia. I had a chance to chat … [Read more...]

Ready! API 1.3 Empowers Teams with Continuous Security

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Imagine that the world around you is connected together by a network of data and software. Your location, your financial information, your family photos, your musingsare all floating out there up in the cloud. Now imagine that the pipes connecting all of your personal data … [Read more...]

You’re Virtually There… But Who’s Listening?

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How to Evangelize Your API Program to Internal Stakeholders Okay, you’ve written today’s most popular mobile game. Or maybe your services make your company’s online catalog work. Or your team publishes multimedia APIs used by thousands of developers on the web. You don’t … [Read more...]

Testing Challenges Associated with Machine Learning APIs

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Introduction Machine learning is a combination of specialized algorithms, data, and automation. The machine is actually an algorithm that learns from past mistakes in order to create a refined solution. The learning process involves training with known data and then testing … [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...]

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...]