There's an explosion of developers building mobile and web apps. There's also an explosion in APIs as enterprises adopt API strategies to open up access to their back-end systems to enable developers. As a result, more transactions flow from end users and developers to enterprises increasing reach, revenue, and profit for enterprises.
In this short video, I talk about how to think about analytics as a peer of your APIs and the role analytics plays in having your API strategy succeed.
Thanks to all who attended last week's API Best Practices Webinar #5 "Is your API Naked? API Platform and Operations Considerations" (and thanks to our presenters @gbrail and @landlessness). The video and slides are included!
Our next API webinar, "Is your API Naked? API Technology and Ops Considerations" with @landlessness and @...
"The only reason you'd have only a SOAP API is because you hate 80% of your addressable market." - @sramji
There's usually little argument that a REST API is easier to use than a SOAP API.
But how important is it to be 'truly' or 'strictly' RESTful? That is, adhering to standard HTTP operations or 'verbs' - GET, PUT, DELETE, POST - on well defined resources, as opposed to the common practice of embedding 'verbs' or operations as methods in a GET URL.
Great article by Jonathon Feldman in Information Week recently with some steps for CIOs to take before getting into cloud computing. One is to insist on SLAs from cloud providers, especially considering the natural tension from the provider's perspective between high-availability and low-cost operations.
Absolutely agree. But to build on this - remember that scene from Seinfeld where Jerry is at the car rental counter - "Anybody can *take* a reservation, the important part is to *hold* the reservation."
Often, cloud and API providers will agree to SLAs, but have limited means to...
Structures of control are spontaneously generated in every environment and every wave of computing.
Today on the web we have a model where browsers are the single point of control for much of what happens, not just at the level of applications, but at the meta-application level as well. Not simply usage (“point-click-type”), but things about usage – who is the user (browser cookie), what are they using the app through (user agent), where did they come from (referrer), what can we infer about their behavioral state, and so on – as well as modifications of usage (browser add-ins, content...
Earlier this week, Greg speculated that Twitter might have benefited from digging deeper into API metrics and usage patterns, so we thought it would be a good time to put him on the spot with a tech talk he recorded on API visibility a couple weeks ago.