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Sustainable API migration with the S*T*A*R pattern

A key element of any healthy API program is the ability to upgrade and migrate existing services in your ecosystem without causing fatal service disruptions. It takes a concerted effort to safely and successfully complete API migrations and,…
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What type of API is right for my project?

There are various types of APIs, the most popular of which is Web API––otherwise known as a Web Service. A Web API provides an interface for Web applications, or applications that need to connect to each other via the Internet to…
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Three common API design mistakes and how to overcome them

Jason Harmon, head of APIs at engaging forms tool Typeform, and namesake of the JSON schema, gave a fantastic proactive talk at a recent APIdays conference about “the things that break stuff in production.” Three…
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Common API Mistakes

Do you know if you are doing it right?This is the question that many of us are faced with when starting with APIs, and quite invariably, there would be either of two broad scenarios that we generally find ourselves in. We are either starting…
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Dev Guide: Build a Mule Integration with a Slack Slash Command (Part 3)

Picking up from the second part of this series, this blog post will wrap up building an end-to-end API solution. For the first post, you abstracted source systems with APIs to add flexibility, ease of consumption, and increase adoption and integration…
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Reusable KPIs for Reusable APIs: The Value Prop – Part 1

A lot of enterprise IT concepts and tools have experienced dramatic change in the last decade. Several long-lived rules of thumb have faded into irrelevance. However, one conceptual holy grail has survived the volatility of the IT transformation…
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Best Practices for Planning, Designing, and Managing APIs

The size of the API economy is at an all-time high, with ProgrammableWeb reporting that there are over 17,000 APIs available on the web. The increasing demand for APIs has created a need to apply key API best practices.But before you jump into…
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The Four Secrets of a Great API

Not all APIs are created equal – some are better than others. In fact, says ProgrammableWeb’s Adam DuVander, the not not-so-secret truth about APIs is that “creating a great one is really, really hard.” As we…