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Find content specifically for developers working on building API integrations, mapping data and syncing cloud services.

  • An API Operations Checklist

    An API Operations Checklist

    This guide includes some of the building blocks that should be a part of your central API developer portal, documentation, other elements of the management & operations for successful API providers.

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  • Effective API Security: 6 Keys to Keeping a Lock Down

    Effective API Security: 6 Keys to Keeping a Lock Down

    APIs open up vulnerabilities, and APIs are becoming the primary attack vector for unscrupulous individuals, organizations - even governments!

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  • People Doing Interesting Things With APIs

    I just wanted to take a moment and highlight some folks who are doing interesting things with APIs. I spend a lot of time focusing on the companies, products, and services from the sector, but I...

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  • What You Need to Know About OAS 3.0

    What You Need to Know About OAS 3.0

    Over the past few months, the members of the OAI Technical Developer Community (TDC) have been hard at work to make the next version of the OpenAPI Specification a reality: OAS 3.0.

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  • Best Practices for API Error Handling

    Best Practices for API Error Handling

    You have many ways to indicate an API call failure, including the built-in status codes included in HTTP. Use these best practices to help developers with their API integration.

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  • What Is At Stake With API Definitions At The Moment

    I wrote angrily about Oracle's acquisition of Apiary last week, and this week I find myself deeply considering the API definition landscape, so I wanted to take another look at this event from...

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  • Why You Should be Using JSON Vs XML

    Why You Should be Using JSON Vs XML

    Extensible Markup Language (XML) used to be the only choice for open data interchange. However, developments in open data sharing have introduced more options for developers, each with...

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  • Our Top API Integration Blogs of 2016

    Our Top API Integration Blogs of 2016

    2016... What a year!

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  • How to Integrate Node.js into Your Product Strategy

    How to Integrate Node.js into Your Product Strategy

    JavaScript's recent rise in popularity calls attention to platforms such as Node.js, which offers a revolutionary take on the role of JavaScript on the web. By now, it's clear that...

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  • From a Developers POV: How the Salesforce API Can Make an Impact on Development

    From a Developers POV: How the Salesforce API Can Make an Impact on Development

    Salesforce is a powerful software tool that streamlines companies' interactions with potential and future customers. With Salesforce, you can view analytics, automate email and social...

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  • What Are The Goals Behind Launching An API Portal?

    I was getting ready to do some work on a developer portal for a project I'm working on and I wanted to stop, step back and try to define what the goals in launching this portal are. As the...

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  • Developers Can NOW Deploy Integrations as AWS Lambdas with Element Builder

    Developers Can NOW Deploy Integrations as AWS Lambdas with Element Builder

    Today, at AWS re:Invent 2016 in Vegas, we are excited to announce that Cloud Elements is the first API Integration Platform to offer the ability for developers to publish and distribute...

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  • Why API Integration is the Next Frontier of API Management 

    Why API Integration is the Next Frontier of API Management 

    Earlier this month Gartner released the Full Life Cycle of API Management Magic Quadrant, listing Cloud Elements as a Niche player among the traditional leaders of complementary API...

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  • A Developer's Opinion of the Quickbooks API

    A Developer's Opinion of the Quickbooks API

    QuickBooks is an accounting program designed for small and mid-size businesses. Intuit, the company behind the QuickBooks API, has made it simple for developers to create apps with API...

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  • What Are Your Intentions With My API?

    While it can be easy to bash on API providers for being tight with their API resources, it can be very difficult to be an API provider operating in today's online environment. Some developers are...

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  • Database Hub: Convert Your Database to a RESTful API

    Database Hub: Convert Your Database to a RESTful API

    Picking the right database is a critical piece in your application stack and plays an important role in how you format and use your data.

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  • The Industry Guide to API Definitions

    The Industry Guide to API Definitions

    While WSDL is still a very viable way to define your web services, there has been many advancements in the ways you can define web APIs in 2015.

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  • Salesforce API Integration Cheat Sheet

    Salesforce API Integration Cheat Sheet

    Download our Salesforce API Integration Cheat Sheet for developer tips and tricks to integrating with the Salesforce API. Salesforce is a leading

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  • Relational vs. NoSQL Databases for API Traffic

    Relational vs. NoSQL Databases for API Traffic

    API Consumption drives the importance of API Traffic. Without insight into how your APIs are being consumed, you’re unable to get the analytics for your customers and API usage.

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  • Oracle vs Google: APIs Are Kind Of Hard To Understand

    One of the things that stood out for me reading through the Oracle v Google trial coverage today was Sarah Jeong's acknowledging how APIs are kind of hard to understand, and is something that is...

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