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5 Tips For Wrapping Your Database With a REST API

Just about every mobile and web application is backed by at least one database. These applications often require a web-based API to expose the database(s) for storing, querying, and retrieving necessary application data. How can we build an API that exposes our application data but also ensure API longevity to support future needs? The Challenge of Mapping Tables […]

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The Accidental API

How your web or mobile API might be putting your business at risk Do you have a web or mobile API? You might, whether you realize it or not. Web APIs are often used to connect a modern web application to the backend database using JavaScript frameworks such as Backbone, Angular, or Ember. Web APIs are also used by […]

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When Should Companies Implement a Web API Training Program?

I was recently asked what the key indicators might be that an organization should look to implement a modern web API training program. It is a great question, so I wanted to share some thoughts around this topic. While there are likely more, these are the five key indicators that we have found that indicate your […]

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How To Design a Great API Training Program

There is no shortage of web API-related training programs. Some focus on the technical details, while others explore the various aspects of great API design. However, most training programs spend most of their time focusing on the needs of the developer and leave out everyone else on the team. Whether you are looking to build […]

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Should API training be restricted to developers only?

APIs are not just a technology solution that require training for developers, they drive many aspects of the business strategy. In fact, companies are using APIs to extend their core product offerings through partner integrations and even complete products and services. So, why are most API training workshops focused only on developers and not the full product team? Do Entire Product […]

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Announcing the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API” Workshop

I am pleased to announce that LaunchAny and Casey Software have teamed up to provide a new, onsite API workshop called the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API.” This workshop is designed to help product and IT teams better understand the fundamentals of modern web APIs and great API design. The one-day onsite workshop covers the following topics: Understanding […]

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#GlueCon 2014 Notes: APIs.json and API Discovery on the Web – Steven Willmott and Kin Lane

APIs.json and API Discovery on the Web – Steven Willmott and Kin Lane APIs.json is the equivalent of a robots.txt or sitemap.xml files for web APIs The goal is to provide additional community support to supplement ProgrammableWeb’s API directory that is dependent on manual curation APIs.json can be provided either by the API provider on […]

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#GlueCon 2014 Keynote: Taming the RESTed NARWHL: Striking the Balance Between Usability and Zealotry in REST – Rob Zazueta, Mashery (an Intel Company)

Keynote: Taming the RESTed NARWHL: Striking the Balance Between Usability and Zealotry in REST – Rob Zazueta, Mashery (an Intel Company) For those charged with writing books about API design, debates might be useful But for those that just need to write APIs, it causes confusion One end of the spectrum: REST APIs that have […]

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#GlueCon 2014 Keynote: Automation and DevOps: How to Create a Lights-Out Software Defined Data Center – Joshua McKenty, Piston Cloud Computing

Keynote: Automation and DevOps: How to Create a Lights-Out Software Defined Data Center – Joshua McKenty, Piston Cloud Computing Thinking about SDKs makes us think about consuming APIs that we build The OpenStack APIs were bad not because they didn’t go API First, but rather that they used SDKs to mask the bad API designs […]

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#GlueCon 2014 Notes: Enhancing Your Cloud Applications with Artificial Intelligence – Elliot Turner, AlchemyAPI

(Notes by @tomkane) Enhancing Your Cloud Applications with Artificial Intelligence – Elliot Turner, AlchemyAPI One big advantage is offloading specialized, intensive computation to beefy servers. Speech Recognition Examples Tag alert words in a video Customer service call is flagged on terms such as “fraud”, “phishing”, etc. and fraud team is automatically engaged. APIs Nuance AT&T Computer […]

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