March 08, 2017
TechTarget's application development editorial team talks REST API best practices, metrics and why our mobile apps seem to be always updating.
February 09, 2017
Data Dynamics upgrades StorageX with new data protection features and functions, and makes it so users can customize their own data mobility policies with a REST API and SDK.
August 31, 2016
API platform provider Restlet has updated its Restlet Studio API design tool. The key features here work to help API developers transition between development, test and deployment tools within the ...
August 17, 2016
Imagine if every PhD dissertation resulted in something that changed the world asks SmartBear Software. The hugely developer-centric company is known for its products that work for code review, API ...
REST Get Started
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Enterprises may often be exposed to rhetoric regarding moving away a SOA-based software strategy and adopting a more microservices-focused approach. Whether you see microservices as the next ... Continue Reading
A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an underlying part of the transaction. Continue Reading
As RESTful design becomes synonymous with API creation, it may be helpful to spruce up some knowledge on it. This quick quiz reviews some of the key aspects of working with REST. Continue Reading
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Enterprises aiming to improve their bottom line face a new API industry to help them achieve their goals. While in the past APIs were a nice thing to have, today they reach beyond technology and have become an integral business component.
In this API industry, organizations must be sure they are targeting internal and external developers, incorporating APIs into their digital strategy and collaborating with vendors to meet business needs. In this edition of Network Evolution, we explore how the API industry is helping enterprises seek better ways to reach their audiences and fulfill business needs.
We also examine how network infrastructure is facing its own shifting landscape. Enterprises are looking at ways to borrow the best hyperscale techniques of massive networks built by the likes of Google and Amazon to enhance their own infrastructure design. There's even a name for the smaller enterprises building effective designs on a smaller scale: Meet the new "webscaler."
Finally, Odessa Medical Health Center is making strides toward 100% network uptime by using dark fiber services in this month's Subnet.Continue Reading
It's an oft-asked question: Which cloud platform is the best choice for app development efforts? The answer: It depends. It's PaaS vs. AWS Lambda. Continue Reading
Some question the relevancy of SOA in the modern IT world, but SOA still lives on in its most basic form, despite new development techniques. Tom Nolle explains. Continue Reading
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Expert Tom Nolle discusses why your allegiance to microservices or SOA doesn't necessarily have to be a choice, if you can work with both. Continue Reading
Software options that allow data to be written natively to object storage may be better for your organization than gateways that migrate data to object stores. Continue Reading
APIs are enjoying a ubiquitous lifestyle and becoming the main entryway to the digital business. As a software intermediary that makes it possible for programs to communicate with each other, APIs reach across many industries and can dwell in web-based systems, operating systems and databases. Though it's acknowledged that APIs are critically important to business processes, a large number of organizations don’t fully understand the importance of APIs and lack a clear management strategy. Yet many businesses depend on an API strategy to drive B2B integration.
In the first feature of this handbook, journalist George Lawton points to the many challenges in developing an API strategy that includes supporting legacy protocols, streamlining business processes and using third-party data. He assesses the shift toward making APIs a critical part of B2B integration and examines the associated security and compliance concerns. In the second feature, consultant Tom Nolle writes that enterprises are failing to set proper goals when developing an API management strategy. He says organizations are reporting that some of their in-house and acquired application services are uncontrolled, and even where API controls are in place, they aren't supporting at least some of their IT goals. In the third feature, technologist Kurt Marko emphasizes the importance of keeping it simple when managing both on-premises and cloud-based APIs.Continue Reading
Problem Solve REST Issues
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A REST API endpoint vulnerability enabled attacks on 1.5 million sites running WordPress. Expert Michael Cobb explains how this vulnerability works and how to prevent attacks. Continue Reading
SOAP and REST offer different methods to invoke a web service. Learn the variations between the two approaches, including integration concerns and client choices. Continue Reading
Successful API design requires lots of attention to detail. Take these three steps for creating RESTful API design. Continue Reading