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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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  • Miniservices may deliver, much to microservices purists' chagrin

    Miniservices may deliver, much to microservices purists' chagrin

    Enter miniservices, a term technology consultants like Ross Garrett use to describe this nonpurist form of a microservice architecture. And according to him, it's not so bad. In fact, it may be just t

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  • New and Improved API Documentation: The Cloud Elements Redesigned Developer Portal

    New and Improved API Documentation: The Cloud Elements Redesigned Developer Portal

    Today, we are very proud to announce the release of our new Cloud Elements Developer Portal, which was built to improve, enhance, and simplify the user experience of existing API...

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  • Research on Authentication, Metadata APIs, Bulk & Eventing Unveiled [2017 REPORT]

    Research on Authentication, Metadata APIs, Bulk & Eventing Unveiled [2017 REPORT]

    The growth in web APIs since 2005 has increased by over 757%. This proliferation of public APIs, among other disruptors in the industry, led us to a state of the union report on API...

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  • The E-Commerce Integration Guide: 6 Things Experts Are Considering in Their API Strategy

    The E-Commerce Integration Guide: 6 Things Experts Are Considering in Their API Strategy

    6 things that each product manager and technical executive should know when it comes to designing their API strategy

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  • Resource-Centric API Calls: Switching up the Cloud Elements Hubs

    Resource-Centric API Calls: Switching up the Cloud Elements Hubs

    Our API Hubs represent the intersection of resources across the Elements within a category of applications. We created a platform for API Integration with the assumption that...

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  • The troubles with APIs: security, discovery, bulk loading

    The troubles with APIs: security, discovery, bulk loading

    Along with online services and functions, public APIs also deliver new headaches for developers.

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  • Developing a Best-in-Class API Integration

    Developing a Best-in-Class API Integration

    From January 2010 to January 2016, we saw a prolific increase in web APIs. As a result, API integration has become an integral part of business development, strategy and scalability. To...

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  • Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden

    Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden

    Cloud Elements concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.

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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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